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First Case in Texas: Four Ways to Protect Against West Nile Virus from Dr. Ross Tobleman

Follow the "four Ds" to prevent infection and decrease the spread of West Nile Virus this summer.

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Tips to Handle Those Rare Florida Tick-Borne Diseases

Not every tick carries the lyme disease pathogen, says UF/IFAS Veterinary Entomologist Phil Kaufman, debunking one myth. Still, Floridians and others can contract tick-borne diseases, and he offers advice on dealing with them.

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The Medical Minute: High Pollen Levels Hitting Allergy Sufferers Hard

This year's harsh winter in parts of the country staved off an early arrival of springtime allergies, but the wet weather that has gardens looking lush and green also means tree pollen – especially oak – has made things worse than usual for those who suffer.

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Sowing the Seeds of Change

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Stella Liu, a UC Irvine senior majoring in international studies, is the founder and creator of OneSeed. It’s a subscription-based gardening kit that arrives on the doorstep with three plants in a handcrafted redwood planter. Each season, new seedlings are delivered so that subscribers can exercise their green thumb year-round. Online videos supplement the experience, and salad recipes are provided for enjoying the fruits of one’s labor. Her goal is to motivate people to start growing their own food and to connect with where their food comes from. It’s a for-profit venture that seeks to have a positive effect on the environment and society.

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Fall, Winter Rains Will Bring Great Wildflower Displays in Much of Texas

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Most areas of Texas should have great wildflower blooms this spring, and some areas already have a great show started thanks to intermittent rains since last fall, according to a restoration ecologist at The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

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Beating Seasonal Allergies

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After a seemingly never-ending winter, temperatures have finally warmed and spring is in the air — literally. In fact, people with spring allergies are most likely already experiencing sneezing, watery eyes and fatigue because of tree pollen.

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Nothing to Sneeze At: Five Tips for Spring Allergy Relief

Five tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to help those with spring allergies avoid symptoms and enjoy the season.

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Tax Season: GW Experts Available

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Learn About the History of St. Patrick and the Legends That Surround Him From Dr James Dean at the University of Delaware

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Ticks Abundant in New York and Region Despite Cold Winter