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Tick-borne illness

Experts: ‘Every season is tick season’

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As Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have continued to spread. Learn about them and how to protect yourself at a forum in Peconic on Sept. 5.

Greg Blass When it comes to tick-borne illness, you must be your own advocate

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Even today, some doctors know little about it, and have to be coaxed into testing for it.

Greg Blass Politics vs. policy in treating tick-borne illnesses: Which will prevail?

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The influence of the health insurance lobby over public health policymakers results in a treatment protocol that puts profits over patients.
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From human disease to environmental destruction, the impacts of oversized deer herd on the North Fork are real

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One East End allergy specialist says she now has more than 350 cases — with new ones being diagnosed every week— of patients with a serious and potentially deadly meat allergy brought on by the bite of the lone star tick.
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