• 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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  • The Flu and You

    The Flu and You

    by Michelle Place, CRNP-P Flu season is reaching it’s peak in nearly 45 states this month and it has hit our community like a mack truck. The CDC is reporting 14,000 new cases of flu diagnosed each week. Schools and daycare centers are empty and our waiting room is full. With all of the mucus

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  • Flaming Fever Facts

    Flaming Fever Facts

    by Michelle Place, CRNP-P Fevers are a huge source of anxiety for many parents. This was understandable back in the 1800’s but with the advent of vaccines fever does not mean now what it did back then. The truth is most fevers are not only harmless but are actually helpful in fighting infections both bacterial

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  • What is RSV?

    What is RSV?

    By Natalia Darling, PA-C What is RSV?   RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus is a virus that causes respiratory tract infections in all ages.  Outbreaks in our area generally occur in the winter, with a peak between January and February.   The hallmark of RSV is excessive production of mucus– in adults this causes a bad cold,

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