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The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath What if we cou...

Pretense and Defense of Our Skin in the Game

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The world is ever smaller. Flu strains incubating in China can be in New York or LA or DC in the span of a day. This is a world in which an incurable bacterial disease, spread by a tiny insect native to Asia, decimates the citrus crop in Florida.

Which Way Will This Bird Flu Fly?

Steve Zack | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

How and where will the new bird flu fly? Will it grow or be contained? History offers different outcomes, yet we do know for certain that zoonotic diseases will continue to emerge.

13 Animal-to-Human Diseases Kill 2.2 Million People Each Year

Posted 07.07.2012 | Green

Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as bird flu and tuberculosi...

Lynne Peeples

Disease-Carrying Ticks, 'Kissing Bugs' Soar As Climate Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.05.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. Darren Collins doesn't know li...

Lynne Peeples

Upward-Tick In Tick Infections: Discovery Of New Disease Highlights Another Risk Of Environmental Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green

If the rising risks of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis or Babesiosis weren't reasons enough to take extra precautions while outdoors this summer -- and to ...

The Health Benefits of Furry Four-Legged Friends

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Pets bring a special companionship and joy to the lives of their owners. But our furry, four-legged friends can offer even more boons, keeping us active and involved in the world and boosting our health.

Get Fido His Own Bed

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Creating a comfortable and ideal sleep environment is important for anyone trying to get a good night's sleep. If you share your bed with your pet, however, you may want to reconsider.