Month: July 2015

Avoid Lyme Disease With These Deer Tick Prevention Tips

Deer ticks are small parasitic insects, barely visible to the naked eye, that feed off the blood of animals such as mice, squirrels, dogs, and even humans. Though their bites typically leave nothing more than an annoying bump, some ticks act as a vector for the often debilitating bacterial infection called Lyme disease.   What …

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Summer Health Risks: Poison Ivy, Oak, & Sumac

After one of the longest and harshest winters in history, nothing’s better than finally getting to enjoy the warmth of the summer sun. With summer finally in full swing, many are craving time outdoors but, it is extremely important to stay aware of your surroundings and protect yourself from contact with poison ivy, poison oak, and …

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