• Tick Talk: Questions about Lyme disease Answered

    Tick Talk: Questions about Lyme disease Answered

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Give Me the Backstory Back in 1975 an unusual cluster of arthritis cases in children occurred in a small coastal town called Lyme, Connecticut. In 1977, Yale researchers identified and named the clusters “Lyme arthritis.” In 1979, the name was changed to “Lyme disease,” when additional symptoms such as neurological problems

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  • A Pain in the EAR…Swimmer’s Ear Explained

    A Pain in the EAR…Swimmer’s Ear Explained

    Swimmer’s ear (also called otitis externa vs otitis media an internal ear infection) is an infection in the outer ear canal.  It’s often caused by water that remains in the ear after swimming.  This water creates a warm, moist environment that harbors bacteria.  It often occurs in swimmers…hence the name! Usually swimmers ear symptoms are

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  • What should I do if…(Summer Edition)

    What should I do if…(Summer Edition)

    By: Michelle Place, CRNP-P Now that the Fourth of July is in our rear view mirror and summer is in full swing, here is a little “how-to” guide for some common summertime ailments. What should I do if…I find a tick on my child’s body? Tick bites normally don’t itch or hurt. That’s why they

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