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TICKS 101: How to Avoid, Identify and Respond to Ticks this Summer

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Spring is here and summer is near, and with the increase in warm weather comes bloodsuckers. No, not vampires, but to some they cause just as much dread. It’s time for ticks, the long lost cousins of spiders and scorpions and the brothers of mites, to have their season, and Dr. John Abbott, director of museum research & collections at The University of Alabama Museums, has the low-down on what types are prevalent in the South, what they do, the dangers they pose, how to avoid them and what to do if bitten by one.

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Entomologist Gives Tips on Staying Safe During Tick Season

Now that the snow has finally melted and Manitobans are getting out an about, some are venturing into wooded or grassy areas. And that’s a problem. U of M entomologist Kateryn Rochon cautions that tick season is upon us, and we should be vigilant.

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The Medical Minute: False Start Could Lead to Unpredictable Allergy Season

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It’s going to be a strange season and hard to predict what will happen," one allergy expert says.

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Springing Forward – to Allergy Season

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California experienced record rainfall this year, and may have even made headway against the state’s historic drought. Now that lush landscapes abound and spring is upon us, what does this mean for allergy sufferers? The wet weather can be a harbinger of intense allergy-related symptoms such as nasal drainage, sinus congestion, headaches and shortness of breath according to Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, an allergist with UCLA Health. It’s not the rain that causes the symptoms, according to Garcia-Lloret, but the rain’s effect on trees, grass and weed pollen.

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Baylor Recreation Expert Shares Four Tips to Help You Enjoy the Outdoors This Spring and Summer

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Christopher Wynveen, Ph.D., associate professor of recreation and leisure services in Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, shares four tips to help people enjoy and experience the great outdoors this spring and summer.

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Virginia Tech Carilion Expert Offers Advice to Cope with Symptoms as Allergy Season Approaches

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Is Spring Getting Longer? Research Points to a Lengthening “Vernal Window”

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With the first day of spring around the corner, temperatures are beginning to rise, ice is melting, and the world around us is starting to blossom. Scientists sometimes refer to this transition from winter to the growing season as the “vernal window,” and a new study led by the University of New Hampshire shows this window may be opening earlier and possibly for longer.

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Daylight Saving Time Tips: Helping Kids Jump Out of Bed When Clocks Spring Forward

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Sunday, March 12, marks the start of Daylight Saving Time. While few people enjoy losing an hour of sleep, parents often worry most about how their children will adjust to the change. Pediatric sleep expert Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Saint Joseph’s University, has advice to help parents successfully transition their kids into Daylight Saving Time.







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