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Month: July 2013

Lyme Disease: causes, symptoms, and prevention

Lyme Disease is a type of bacterial infection that is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick. The disease was discovered in children back in the mid-1970s and was originally mistaken for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. While it might look like a skin infection, Lyme Disease can actually lead to arthritis and can also spread to the heart, brain …

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Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

If you spend time in the outdoors, you are susceptible to poison ivy, oak, and sumac. The oil found in these plants causes an itchy, blistering rash to form on the skin 12 to 72 hours after you come in contact with it. The rash is not contagious and may appear to spread but this …

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