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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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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

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Goodness Snakes — as Weather Warms Up, Snakes Come Out

Warm weather means encounters with snakes will be on the rise. UAB emergency medicine physicians have some do's and don'ts.

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Polar Vortex Leads to Pollen Vortex

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Safety Tips for Spring Cleaning

Medical professionals at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center want to make sure that families and children stay safe this spring while participating in spring cleaning.

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Preparing for Allergy Season

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Pharmacist Clark Kebodeaux, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy shares some practical tips for patients choosing an allergy medication.

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Don’t Let Tick Bites Spoil Outdoors Activities

Warmer temperatures and longer days beckon outdoors enthusiasts and gardeners alike to get out and enjoy the season. However, Christopher Ohl, M.D., professor of infectious diseases at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and medical director of communicable diseases for the Forsyth County (N.C.) Health Department, reminds people to protect themselves and their pets from another springtime arrival – ticks.

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Slow Swing Into Spring, Cooler Temperatures Expected for April

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Baseball Pitchers and Volleyball Spikers Have Something in Common: Similar Shoulder and Elbow Injuries

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Baseball and volleyball players share the similar arm injuries due to overuse of their shoulders and elbows.

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Monarch Numbers Could Be At Historic Lows This Year, Says Texas A&M Prof

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COLLEGE STATION, March 19, 2014 – Monarch butterflies may be named for their large size and majestic beauty, but once again their numbers are anything but king-sized – in fact, 2014 may go down as one of the worst years ever for the colorful insects, says a Texas A&M Monarch watcher.

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Spring Break Travel with Children: Beating the Stress

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Wake Forest Baptist Offers Tips on How to Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

The return of spring marks the end of the cold and flu season, but the warmer weather and longer days present a different set of health issues. For many people, spring means itchy, watery eyes or runny, congested noses due to allergies. Knowing your specific allergy will help determine whether you can expect problems during this time of year.