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7 Myths About Ticks

When it comes to these bugs, what's fact and what's fiction? Let us set the record straight. Think you know all there is to know about ticks, those little creatures that spread Lyme disease and other illnesses? You might be surprised at how much misinformation is out there. 1. Myth: Deer are the host for all ticks. Fact: The black-legged tick, or "deer tick," does commonly attach itself to deer in certain regions, such as the East Coast and Upper Midwest.

Taking Your Child to the Hospital?

Care for your child with confidence with these 10 tips. Taking your child to the hospital for treatment can be a confusing and emotionally taxing experience. And as a parent, you're required to serve a dual role, as both loving family member and patient advocate. "Parents are an integral part of their child's health-care team, even in the hospital," says Karen Bergan, parent leader and chairwoman of the Family Advisory Council at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian.

Your Strange Medical Symptoms Solved

Find out if your weird rashes, twitches, lumps and bumps are signs of something serious. You're showering after a workout at the gym when you notice something strange. There's a weird rash on your leg, a bump on your navel or maybe just a couple of indentations on your nail. It definitely isn't normal. But is it a sign of something serious?   Knowing what your body is trying to tell you isn't easy, especially when it comes to more unusual symptoms like these.

Summer Insect Survival Guide

Wasps, honeybees, and yellow jackets are some of the more notorious stinging pests, and they result in approximately 100 deaths per year. The summer is full of promises of relaxation and good times. But along with the barbecues, theme parks, and vacations come insects and all the irritations that they bring. Generally, insect bites are harmless, resulting in no more than an annoying itch that lasts for a few days.

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