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Lyme Disease Chuck Norris

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yme disease is caused by a bite from a of seeds. With a mild winter and early

There is a long list of symptoms of Lyme disease, and many of them can be vague. Ticks carrying Lyme Disease leave behind a large ‘bulls-eye’ shaped rash. The rash can appear one to 30 days after a tick bite Other symptoms include fatigue, chills, fever, headache, and muscle aches. Epidemiologist Megan Saunders, from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, further explained, “The classic symptom is a rash but also can have very serious long-term neurological, rheumatological and arthritic symptoms, as well as some cardiac symptoms.” Moreover, the National Institutes of Health concluded that Lyme’s impact upon one’s total personal health can be equal to congestive heart failure. July - August 2012

Brand-new research also is linking chronic Lyme disease, or CLD, to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults, and also to depression and anxiety. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, Lyme disease can seriously and chronically affect all systems in the body. Obviously, the best way to avoid Lyme disease is to avoid being bitten by deer ticks. So do your best to stay away from areas potentially infested with them. That means staying on paths and out of brush, tall weeds and long grass. Remember that ticks don’t fly or jump. They cling to plant life often no more than 18 inches off the ground, where they wait for humans or animals to brush up against them. Once on board your clothing, they

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July-August 2012  

The Summer issue of one of the most influential magazines in teh County

July-August 2012  

The Summer issue of one of the most influential magazines in teh County

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