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Ignore Lyme Disease Symptoms and You Could Risk Severe Complications

Ignore Lyme Disease Symptoms and You Could Risk Severe Complications

Lyme disease is an infection spread by blacklegged ticks and deer ticks. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that about 329,000 Americans contract the condition each year. While Lyme disease symptoms aren’t necessarily serious, ignoring them could compromise your health and cause serious complications.

To protect

A Small Thyroid Gland Can Have a Big Impact on Your Health

Thyroid disorders don’t top most women’s lists of health concerns, but about 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid condition, according to the American Thyroid Association. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid conditions, and one in eight women will develop a thyroid

Back Pain With Depression? Don’t Rely on Opioids for Help

Chronic lower back pain is thought to affect about 50 million adults in the U.S., with older adults particularly at risk. Many people with back pain are prescribed opioids, powerful painkillers that are frequently utilized as next-step therapy if back pain doesn’t respond to other medications.

However, a recent small study

Ask the Doctor: Preventing Lyme Disease

Q. This summer, I’m travelling to an area where ticks that spread Lyme disease are common. Since I enjoy hiking, do you have any tips for how I can protect myself?

A. You’re wise to be proactive—while Lyme disease can be effectively treated with antibiotics, serious complications can develop if the

Protect Yourself from Lyme Disease

Anew analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates a rise in the number of ticks carrying bacteria responsible for a potentially debilitating condition called Lyme disease. According to the study (Journal of Medical Entomology, Jan. 18), the parasites are present in almost half of the counties

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