July 15-21, 2016 - Original Health Articles

The Benefits of Aspirin

Although aspirin has been around for more than 100 years, chances are your doctor or pediatrician tends to recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain and fever relief. And while those remedies do a great job, aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, may still have a valuable place in your medicine cabinet.

All About Lyme Disease

Virtually unknown a few decades ago, today Lyme disease is a cause for concern for many, especially for those who live near wooded areas. Spread by the bite of the deer tick, this bacterial infection causes flu-like symptoms in its early stage, often accompanied by a bullseye-shaped red rash.

4 Tips for Hiking and Camping Safety

Summer. Even the word conjures up images of happy times—vacation, the beach, hiking and camping. Unfortunately, summer can also bring with it sunburns, bug bites, the threat of ticks, and several other unpleasant possibilities. Successful summer outings require preparation.

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