Lyme Disease

Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor Takes Stand In TrialTestimony concluded in the murder trial of a New Brighton man accused of killing his neighbor over a deer feeding dispute. Neal Zumberge took the stand in his own defense on Monday, testifying for slightly over one hour.
Jurors Hear 911 Call In Second Day Of Zumberge TrialJurors heard some riveting audio Thursday in the murder trial of Neal Zumberge. He's the New Brighton homeowner accused of shooting his neighbor to death in a long-simmering dispute over feeding deer.
Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly IncreasingA new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.
Study: High-Risk Areas For Lyme Disease Are GrowingHealth officials say the geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically.
How To Protect Yourself From New Deer Tick-Borne DiseasesSummer vacation and these summer-like temperatures have a lot of families heading outdoors. As people venture out, the threat of deer ticks and Lyme disease are always there -- but scientists say it's not just Lyme disease that deer ticks are known for anymore.
Tick Uptick Raises Tick Risk Meter To HighAn earlier tick season may coming in Minnesota. On Friday, the first day of spring, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District raised its "tick risk meter" from medium to high.
Report: Climate Change May Increase Allergies, Lyme DiseaseChanges occurring in Minnesota's climate could have harmful effects on human health, including increased allergies and cases of Lyme Disease, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Tick-Borne Disease Risk Is High In Minn. It's that time of year when ticks are plentiful and the risk of tick-borne disease is high. Our snowy winter did not hurt ticks. Instead it's believed the snow insulated them from the cold.
Tick-Borne Disease Risk Still Remains High In MNWe aren't the only ones to survive the latest round of brutal winters -- turns out, the heavy snow and frigid temperatures actually helped the survival of ticks that can carry disease, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Local Attorney: New Brighton Shootings ‘Borne Out Of Emotion’Neal Zumberge, 57, is charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for the May 5 shooting of 46-year-old Todd Stevens and Jennifer Cleven, 48. Twin Cities attorney Bruce Rivers, host of WCCO Radio's "Open Court," says the situation escalated after a confrontation with Zumberge's son, 23-year-old Jacob Zumberge.
Good Question: Are There Health Benefits To The Cold?Struggling to get above zero is less than ideal, especially when you spend more time getting dressed for the weather than actually being in it. But believe it or not, the cold does have some health benefits. We have the flu bug, but no other bugs to deal with, according to Dr. Christina Manders, a family physician with Fairview Clinics in Savage. "We don't see Lyme disease, we don't see West Nile. So tick-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections are not a factor," Manders said.
Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme DiseaseCabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It's torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.
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