Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is spread by animals or insects and can cause flu-like symptoms. Learn about prevention, symptoms, treatments, and side effects of this disease.

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.

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Lyme Disease, Other Tickborne Disease Rates Are on the Rise

Incidence of tickborne infections in the U.S. has risen significantly in the past 10 years, and it’s crucial to develop vaccines to prevent them.

By Diane Domina

U.S. Bug-Bite Illness Rates Triple

The number of illnesses caused by mosquito, tick, and flea bites in the United States rose from 27,388 cases in 2004 to more than 96,075 cases in 2016, according to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

By Diane Domina

What You Need to Know: Lyme Disease

Helpful information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

By Eileen Bailey

The Best Way to Tackle a Tick

Which technique is best to remove a tick completely and reduce the risk of contracting a tick-transmitted illness like Lyme disease?

By HealthAfter50

A Rash with Flu-Like Symptoms: What Could it Be?

Your rash may be a symptom of influenza or one of these other common medical conditions like shingles, lupus, or lyme disease.

By Eileen Bailey

Lyme Disease and ADHD

Some research has shown a connection between chronic Lyme disease and ADHD. But the connection isn’t clear and chronic Lyme disease (CLD) is mired in controversy with doctors and other medical professionals disagreeing on the existence of CLD. Accord...

By Eileen Bailey

What’s New in Lyme Disease Research

It is estimated that nearly one-quarter of all Lyme cases are initially misdiagnosed. Research from the University of Pennsylvania seems to have found a means to expedite the diagnosis process through the use of nanotechnology, injecting nanotubes lo...

By Chris Regal

Meet the Experts

Lauren Arcuri

Health Writer

Lauren Arcuri is a freelance writer in northern Vermont. She writes about health and medicine, including neuroscience, microbiology, and genetics.

Lauren Arcuri

Health Writer

Lauren Arcuri is a freelance writer in northern Vermont. She writes about health and medicine, including neuroscience, microbiology, and genetics.

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Lyme Disease, Other Tickborne Disease Rates Are on the Rise

Incidence of tickborne infections in the U.S. has risen significantly in the past 10 years, and it’s crucial to develop vaccines to prevent them.

Not Drinking Enough Water? You May Not Be Thinking Straight

Working outside without fluids (especially in the hot summer sun) for just two hours is enough to cause dehydration sufficient to impede concentration, according to a study from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta.