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Lyme Disease

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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.

12/30/2013

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Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme Disease

Cabin 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.

08/19/2013

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1 Year Later, Family Of Boy Who Went Missing Urge Precaution

It has been nearly a year since a 5-year-old boy went missing during one of the hottest days of summer. Last July, Scott Meyer snuck out the front door of his house in western Wisconsin and ran off. Because he is non-verbal with autism, hundreds turned out to try to find him. A search volunteer and his dog discovered Scott the next day after he’d spent a night in the nearby woods.

06/28/2013

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Deer Tick Drug’s Price Tag Skyrockets 18-Fold

If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.

05/28/2013

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Tick Season Is Back In Minnesota

Memorial Day weekend has passed, which means the summer is unofficially underway. Officials said that means tick season isn’t far away, and some said ticks are already back in full force. Ticks thrive in hot, wet weather, and they can carry Lyme Disease.

05/28/2013

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Accomplished Twin Cities Hairstylist Fighting Lyme Disease

A Twin Cities hairstylist — known around the world for her work — is fighting to get back what she’s lost.

04/28/2013

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Deer Tick Season Arrives Early

It looks like the deer tick season has arrived early this year — along with the diseases it causes.

05/30/2012

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Good Question: What Good Do Ticks Do?

There are 13 species of ticks lurking in Minnesota lawns and our forests. So, is there anything good about ticks? Good Question.

04/18/2012

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Early Spring Means Dogs Are At Risk For Lyme Disease, Heartworm

It’s no secret that we have an early spring going around here. That means that mosquitos and ticks are out much earlier than usual.

03/27/2012

Lyme Disease

Mild Winter, Early Spring Increases Risk Of Lyme Disease

A mild winter and an early spring mean we could see an increase in Lyme disease cases this year.

03/26/2012

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Expert: Northern Minn. Is A Lyme Disease High Risk Area

Researchers who dragged sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map pinpointing the highest-risk areas for Lyme disease.

02/03/2012

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Lyme Disease Gives Pat Kessler A Reality Check

Political reporter Pat Kessler shares a health scare that could happened to anyone. It was something that made him so sick, that he doesn’t remember much of his trip to the hospital and even his doctors were worried.

11/10/2011

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Bumper Crop Of Ticks Expected This Spring, Summer

Deer ticks, that can carry Lyme disease, used to be concentrated in the Northwestern part of the metro. But now they’re starting to move to the south and to the east.

05/18/2011

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Health Officials Say Tick-Borne Diseases Rising

Minnesota health officials urged residents to protect themselves against ticks after the number of tick-borne diseases rose to record levels in 2010.

05/06/2011