Lyme Disease

Flyer for Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center at New York Medical College (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Studying Lyme Disease In Westchester County

The Tri-State region is a hot spot for ticks and Lyme disease and in the Westchester hamlet of Hawthorne there’s a specialized center for treating potentially dangerous tick bites.

07/06/2015

Joseph Elone

Poughkeepsie Play Tells Story Of Teen Victim Of Lyme Disease

A 17-year-old’s death from Lyme disease that went undiagnosed is the subject of a play being performed Monday evening at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie.

06/08/2015

Close Up Of An Adult Female An Adult Male Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown June 15 2001

Powassan Virus Facts: Things You Should Know

It’s much worse than Lyme disease. Ticks in our area have been found to carry a rare, potentially deadly virus that doesn’t have a treatment or a cure.

04/09/2015

Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Doctors Say Tick Borne ‘Powassan Virus’ Is Worse Than Lyme Disease

It’s even worse than Lyme disease. Ticks in our area have been found to carry a rare, potentially life-threatening, virus.

04/08/2015

Harry Tommy Patrick (Credit: Suffolk County SPCA)

Long Island Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

According to Chief Roy Gross of the Suffolk County SPCA, Harry Tommy Patrick, of Central Islip, was arrested and charged with eight counts of animal cruelty.

05/07/2014

Mosquitoes

Seen At 11: Warmer Weather May Mean Dangerous Bug Bites

Warm weather could not get to the Tri-State Area soon enough, but higher temperatures also mean bug session has officially arrived.

04/18/2014

Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Study: Antibiotics Don’t Kill Lyme Disease Bacteria

Some Lyme disease patients said the research isn’t surprising since they still suffer symptoms after several rounds of antibiotics.

03/27/2014

A Close Up Of An Adult Female, An Adult Male, Nymph And Larva Tick Is Shown. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Uptick In Lyme Disease Cases Has Suffolk County Looking For Answers

Politicians, health officials and parents have joined forces to try to stop the disease from spreading.

10/01/2013

Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

Experts: Don’t Sleep On Ticks Because It’s Almost Fall; They’re Still Hungry

Vacationers may leave by Labor Day, but ticks stick around our parks and woods much longer. In fact, we are getting into peak season for when tick bites are the most dangerous.

09/13/2013

Joseph Elone

Officials Warn Of Dangers Of Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

A Poughkeepsie high school senior died suddenly, after he was bitten by a tick and contracted a severe virus.

08/19/2013

A close-up of an engorged nymph and an engorged adult tick, compared to the size of a pencil. (file/credit: Getty Images)

CDC: Lyme Disease Much More Prevalent Than Numbers Indicate

As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.

08/19/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses push for more research into tick-borne diseases, August 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Calls For More Research Into Tick-Borne Diseases

The Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act would help combat the new and growing epidemic, Schumer’s office said in a release.

08/11/2013

Tom Seaver throws out the first pitch prior to the inaugural game at Citi Field in 2009. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tom Seaver Set To Throw First Pitch At All-Star Game

The Mets great, recovering from Stage 3 Lyme disease, says he’s been practicing daily with the winemaker at his California vineyard.

07/10/2013

Deer Ticks (file/credit: Getty Images)

New Tick-Borne Illness Could Be Worse Than Lyme Disease

A new disease spread by deer ticks has already infected 100,000 New Yorkers since the state first started keeping track.

07/02/2013

Swimmers at Bradley Beach, New Jersey (file/photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

What To Do When Summer Fun Ends In Injury

Summer is in full swing and the kids are out having fun, but what happens when all that running around ends with accidents and injuries?

06/27/2013

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