Posts Tagged: disease

The Fit Student—New Year’s Resolution? Stop Disease

My uncle had a heart attack.  Now, he sleeps all the time, eats fast food, and smokes. When you’d mention his daughter, who died in her twenties, he’d burst into tears wailing the words, “I miss her so bad,” and begging you to never mention her name.  So, on top of smoking and fast food,… Read more »

Book Review—Lyme:The First Epidemic of Climate Change

Book: Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change Author: Mary Beth Pfeiffer   Through my cat, Merlin, I was introduced to Ixodes scapularis, also known as the blacklegged tick or the deer tick, in November, 2017.  Apart from the ick factor associated with discovering the unwelcome and engorged arachnid on the family pet, Ixodes scapularis… Read more »