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Fact or Fiction? Advice for Fending Off Mosquitoes

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Summer may have just begun, but mosquitoes are already out in full force in many parts of the country. In fact, several cases of West Nile Virus (WNV), which can be carried by infected mosquitoes, have already been reported. With the early start of WNV, compounded by the fact that 2012 was the deadliest year on record for the illness...

Alerta sanitaria: Lo que debes saber acerca de los piojos de la cabeza

Five words or less Es un momento que todos los padres temen. Su hijo regresa a casa de la escuela con una carta del enfermero de la escuela en la que le avisa de que su hijo podría tener piojos. Y luego, comienza la odisea de tratar la infestación. Los piojos de la cabeza son una afección frecuente en la comunidad. Se estima que se producen...

Avoiding Tick Dangers This Summer

Five words or less (NewsUSA) - Tick-borne illnesses are found throughout the United States. Though Lyme disease, transmitted by blacklegged ticks, is the most pervasive and publicly discussed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists a wide range of diseases spread by ticks. With tens of thousands of people impacted each year from such illnesses,...