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Don’t avoid the outdoors, avoid tick bites

Penn State researchers’ study of tick-borne disease dynamics could thwart future outbreaks The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report earlier this year on the increase of tick-, flea- and mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States, but don’t panic. Kurt Vandegrift, assistant research professor of biology at Penn State, works on emerging infectious diseases, […]

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The tick threat: How to block dangerous bites

Summer is peak season for tick bites, and you’ll want to do everything possible to avoid them. That’s because ticks—tiny, eight-legged bloodsuckers—can spread more than a dozen different diseases, including serious ones. What’s more, the diseases they spread are on the rise, federal health officials report. The most common one is Lyme disease, which can […]

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The Medical Minute: Staying safe while camping and hiking

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/528701/2018/07/18/campus-life/medical-minute-staying-safe-while-camping-and-hiking?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=528724_HTML&utm_content=07-19-2018-07-19&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire When the weather heats up, many nature lovers head to a national park or forest for a summertime hiking or camping trip. A little preparation and an understanding of safety can go a long way to avoid potential pitfalls that come with enjoying Mother Nature. Appropriate packing and clothing, along with knowledge of […]

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Reminders for a healthy summer

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/524544/2018/06/07/medical-minute-reminders-healthy-summer?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=524571_HTML&utm_content=06-07-2018-10-10&utm_campaign=hershey%2520newswire Life can be pretty good during the summer — especially for those who heed health advice about sun safety, staying hydrated and getting needed vaccinations before traveling abroad. To optimize the good times, here are few refreshers about how to stay healthy this summer. Learn more: The Medical Minute: Good sun protection comes […]

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