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Save Your Tick…

While avoiding contact with ticks is the only way to prevent contracting a tick-borne disease it is not a reason to avoid outdoor activities. Taking steps to protect yourself from being attractive to ticks is one of the first lines of defense. Wear light colored long pants, tucked into socks when outside. This makes seeing [...]

Lyme Disease – Four Reasons It May Go Undetected

If left undiagnosed and untreated, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses can have detrimental long-term effects on the body. Call 703-532-4892, ext. 2 today for more information. Lyme disease is the most reported vector-borne illness (diseases transmitted through mosquitoes, tick and flea bites) in the United States. The CDC estimates that [...]

4 Simple Tips to Prevent Lyme Disease

The best medicine is prevention so when recreating outdoors, take a moment to engage in a few simple steps to protect yourself, and even your pet, from Lyme disease carrying ticks and other tick-borne illnesses. Cover your body in light colored clothing. Use an insect repellant. Don’t forget the hard-to-see areas of the body such [...]

Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

No bigger than a quarter inch and as small as a poppy seed, the deer tick that transmits Lyme Disease has created big medical problems for many people and a large controversy within the medical community over the best ways to test for and treat the disease. According to Dr. Gary Kaplan, of the Kaplan [...]