Lyme DiseasePrevention

Illnesses From Tick Bites Are Climbing in the US — Here's How to Protect Yourself

One bite could land you in the hospital with a tick-borne illness. Here’s what you need to know.

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    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at