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  • Epidemics
    Epidemics in America
    Epidemics are not immune to national borders and have plagued America since the beginning. Europeans first introduced smallpox to the Americas. The Native American population plummeted from 100 million to 5-10 million because of the epidemic. In...
  • Back to school immunizations
    Back to school early
    Dear LA Teacher,When school was let out a few weeks ago I received a note stating school would start early this year. What gives?Curious MomDear Curious Mom,Over a century ago urban schools rarely had a break in the school schedule while rural...
  • Upper Midwest & Eastern states named high-risk Lyme Disease areas
    Upper Midwest & Eastern states named high-risk Lyme Disease areas
    Horses, humans and other mammals may face increased risks of Lyme Disease infection in certain regions of the United States, according to medical findings published this month.A multi-disciplinary and multi-university team of scientific...
  • CDC offers Lyme Disease pointers for equestrians & outdoorsmen
    CDC offers Lyme Disease pointers for equestrians & outdoorsmen
    Whoa! Lyme Disease is a perennial problem for equestrians, farm staffers, outdoor sports participants and others that spend plenty of time enjoying nature. Annually, tens of thousands of Americans develop Lyme Disease symptoms after bites by...
  • Rose Garden near Buckingham Fountain
    Why was the Chicago River reversed?
    Since ancient times, rivers’ courses have been reversed to supervise water resources, control flooding and direct passage through a waterway.In the 19thCentury, the city of Chicago remained a muddy, swampy mouth of the Chicago River. Raising...