Does the threat of ticks keep you from enjoying outdoor activities? If you’re confused about how best to protect yourself, be sure to read these important tips.
Most people try to avoid ticks when they’re outside. Erick Schadler went looking for them. The St. Joseph’s College senior spent his summer doing tick research.
David Aronson is a therapist who works with people struggling with Lyme Disease. He knows first hand how the disease can take its toll on people. His story.
Miles Zelasko was probably born with Lyme Disease. He wasn’t diagnosed until he was six, soon after his mother Celeste was diagnosed. This is their story.
A few years ago, Clayton Douglass went to his local quick care clinic to have a rash under his arm checked out. The doctor didn’t know what it was and prescribed a cream, which didn’t work. The rash spread. Clayton spends a lot of time in the woods, so suspected he might have Lyme disease. “I’m […]
What’s all the fuss? The fuss is that a few weeks ago sweet little Wiper (yes, that’s his name) was so sick his humans (their names are Russ and Donna) thought he might be dying. First, his legs kept going out from under him and then one morning, they found him stretched out on […]
Michael Anderson recently wrote to me about his ongoing struggle with Lyme disease. He gave me permission to share his story, which I decided to do in his own words: By Michael Anderson Dear Diane, You may have heard my name as the weather observer from Sebago for the past 25 years or seen my […]
Clayton’s story A few years ago, Clayton Douglass went to his local quick care clinic to have a rash under his arm checked out. The doctor didn’t know what it was and prescribed a cream, which didn’t work. The rash spread. Clayton spends a lot of time in the woods, so suspected he might have Lyme […]
My nephew Justin was recently diagnosed with Lyme Disease. He’s at high risk because he works in the woods, and is diligent about checking himself thoroughly for ticks. During his first month of cutting trees this season he found three ticks crawling across his skin and one in his mustache on the left side of […]
Five days have passed and my black fly bites have finally stopped itching. I need to get outside and plant some flowers, but I’m procrastinating because the flies are out there waiting for me, and so are the deer ticks. Teeny creatures that barely tickle when they crawl across your skin, but which can cause […]