| Jul 23, 2011
Yup, that's me. I'm the guy with long sleeves and long pants out in wilderness in the dead of summer. Who the heck would wear long pants tucked into his socks with no skin exposed except his face, neck and hands when the temperature climbs into the 90s? A...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The summer may be ending, but health officials say it's still an active time for ticks. Ticks can transmit illnesses such as Lyme disease. In …...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Cases of Lyme disease are on the rise in McHenry County with more than double the reported cases through the same time period last year. …...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:22 PM
It's that time of the year when deer ticks flourish and Lyme disease comes the forefront of our news. There are several reasons to talk about Lyme disease right now. But first, I'd like to invite you to lend a hand to a woman whose story is all too...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 4:35 AM
A drill instructor puts his young charges through their paces at a disciplinary camp for youths, in a driving rain. One teen, Landon, seems ready to drop and begs Sarge not to force him to finish. Sarge is in âFull......
| Oct 5, 2010
Animal lovers know how difficult it is to see your pets slow down. And when it happens at just barely past the puppy stage, it's even harder. That's Dasty's story. Dasty is a Chicago Police dog, sniffing out guns, drugs, and cash in the organized crime...
| May 9, 2010
Summer's almost here, which brings to mind swimming, picnics and cool drinks served with a cocktail umbrella.
But it's not all so joyous. The sunny months are also the season of danger: In the water (Jellyfish!), from below (Ticks! Poison ivy!) and...
| May 27, 2010
Four years ago, after being bitten by a deer tick, Michelle Backes got treated immediately for Lyme disease. She thought she was safe until three months later, when her body started going numb. Then the onetime teacher from Lindstrom, Minn., turned to a...
| May 24, 2010
| 6:27 PM
'Tis the season for ticks; bugs that can bite and transmit debilitating diseases. Lyme is the most well known, and with that comes other ailments like Cat Scratch Fever & even a form of Malaria.
Members of the York Lyme Disease Support group are very...
| May 25, 2010
| 7:42 PM
Spring is the time of year when ticks come out of hibernation & look for food. For them, blood is the perfect meal and humans are the perfect prey.
Long pants, duct tape and spray that contains DEET or Permethrin are your best weapons to fight ticks....
| Dec 8, 2010
| 5:56 AM
Dr. Bernard Raxlen arrived at Manhattan's glamorous Gotham Hall on a cool autumn night in 2008 to receive a humanitarian award.
With a lime-green Lyme disease advocacy ribbon pinned to his dapper black suit, Raxlen joined partygoers sipping martinis...
| May 9, 2011
| 2:55 PM
This sunshine has people rushing outside, but it also brought a rush of hungry parasites. Area veterinarians say the warm weather has brought ticks out of their dormancy.
But even though ticks can carry disease, Dr. TJ Niemann of Magrane Animal Clinic...