Month: May 2018

What You Need to Know about Lyme Disease

Tick on head

How is Lyme disease transmitted to humans? Lyme disease, or borreliosis, is a potentially life-threatening condition that is caused by the spiral-shaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, and is transmitted by black-legged deer ticks to humans. There is no evidence that Lyme disease is transmitted from person-to-person. Although dogs and cats can get Lyme disease, there is […]

Well-child Visits

Mon and child

What are the benefits of well-child visits? Prevention. Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You also can ask your primary care provider about nutrition and safety in the home and at school. Tracking growth and development. See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with […]

Examine Your Skin: It Could Save Your Life

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.  There are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is called melanoma. Skin cancer can affect anyone, […]