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CDC Urges Life-Saving Treatment for Tickborne Diseases in Kids

Federal health authorities are urging doctors to rethink how they treat children for tickborne diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Physicians have been relunctant to prescribe doxycycline – the most effect RMSF treatment – for young children because the drug’s warning label cautions that tooth staining may be a side effect for kids under […]

Prevent Tick Bites, Lyme Disease

Nearly 95 percent of Lyme disease cases in 2012 occurred in 13 states. Virginia was one of them. The good news is that Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics if patients seek medical care in the early stages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As many of us in South […]