Lyme DiseasePrevention

Tick Bite Illnesses Are Rising: How to Protect Yourself

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

Tick on blade of grass.
    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at