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Lyme Disease Q & A: Facts You Should Know Before You Take That Hike

It’s play-outside season for all of us now, finally, and with new reports that more deer ticks survived the winter, we need to arm ourselves with the facts about Lyme disease.

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Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer

A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.

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It’s Wood Tick Season, How Will You Protect Your Dog?

I read on Facebook that a friend had been hiking in the woods for Mother's Day and found a wood tick crawling on his sock.  EWWWW!  With the anticipation of spring and summer comes the realization we need to protect our pets from fleas and ticks.  There are several different options, however I don't have a choice.  Due to two unfortunate incidents that occurred after my dog got shots at the vet, we HAVE to use the "juice on his back" method.

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Ticks Season Is Coming: They’ll Bug You This Spring

The weather hasn't been great lately, but it was enjoyable to have a record setting March across the Northland.  The good news was the warmth and sunshine.  The bad news was an early allergy season and now, an early tick season.

We are well trained in the area to be aware of ticks and the health risks they can cause if not found in a timely manner.  My mother suffered from Lyme Disease and

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Northern Minnesota Woman Dies Of Tick-Borne Disease

So sad.  The best ways to prevent a tick bite are by using repellents and wearing long pants and light-colored clothing.  Also, make sure you check your kids for ticks and bites when they are outside.  My mother was treated for Lyme Disease and it left her with arthritis.  She recently had another suspicious bite and was treated with medication.  Brad Paisley was right, check each other for ticks!

For the first time, a Minnesotan has died of a brain infection from a rare tick-borne virus called Powassan, the state Health Department reported Wednesday.

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