According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne infectious disease in the United States. It infects about 300,000 people a year, roughly 10 times more Americans than previously reported. The number of cases reported annually has increased nearly 25-fold since national surveillance began in 1982, making it a huge public health problem. So what should we do about it? To start, we should educate ourselves about the problem.
Spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner bringing longer days, warmer weather and, unfortunately, tick bites. With a number of tick bite cases already being seen across all of Five Star Urgent Care’s Upstate New York facilities, transmission of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme and Powassan, are becoming a concern. The best means of handling tick-borne infections is through preventing a tick bite from happening in the first place.
Besides a collection of radio hits, what do Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Selena Gomez, Seal and Toni Braxton have in common? Like 1.5 million of their fellow Americans, they’ve struggled with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that attacks the skin, joints and internal organs.
Lupus Alliance provides support for local patients
Deana Fellows suffered in silence for 18 years before she discovered the Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York. She attended the Lupus Alliance’s “Walk Along for Lupus” in 2007 and found the organization to be full of “wonderfully embracing people.” Now, Fellows is a member of the group’s board of directors. Diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder at age 23, Fellows, who lives in Marcellus, said she doesn’t care much to talk about her illness, but she realized that opening up about her story helps other people with lupus know they’re not alone.
As many as 20 percent of pregnant women women are affected by perinatal depression
In an attempt to raise awareness about PPD, Crouse’s Spirit of Women program, which is led by Kowaleski, is hosting the Climb with Crouse from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 24, on the 2K Serengeti Trail at Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville.
Library to present Dr. John Gilly
Local artisan to hold fundraiser for American Heart Association
Fabulous and fit in the new year
Hughes announced WinterBlast will be cancelled for Sunday
Acquisition will help combat diabetic retinopathy
Steps to be heart healthier
Stay healthy this flu season
Prepare to take the icy plunge
Paige’s Butterfly Run asks schools, businesses to wear PJs to help kids with cancer
One of the perks of being sick as a child is getting to curl up on the couch in your pajamas for a day of rest and bad television. But when all you ever get to wear is pajamas and you live under a cloud of doubt about your future and your prognosis — like if you’re facing pediatric cancer — the idea of the simple wardrobe loses a lot of its luster. To support those kids at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Dr. William J. Waters Center for Children’s Cancers and Blood Disorders, Paige’s Butterfly Run is asking community members to wear their pajamas in honor of the kids that have to do so.
YMCA prepares for winter fun