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Preventing Tick Bites

In order to be well prepared to prevent tick bites (and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease), it’s helpful to know some basic facts about ticks and Lyme disease: Deer ticks transmit Lyme disease as well as Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease and Powassan virus. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in…
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Cleansing the Brain

The Glymphatic System has recently been discovered by neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The findings were published online in Science Translational Medicine. This new system has been dubbed “the glymphatic system” since it acts much like the lymphatic system but is managed by brain cells known as glial cells. “Understanding how the…
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Tips for Preventing Tick Bites

Below are a few important tips for preventing tick bites. This information has been compiled from discussions with Lyme experts and information from the CDC, the CT Agricultural Experiment Station and the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials websites. Tick pictures courtesy of the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials. The first step in preventing…
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