May 27, 2014

With rising temperatures and an increase in rainfall throughout much of the country comes a predicted increase in mosquito and tick populations, which means a heightened threat of the transmission of such common diseases as Lyme disease, as well as such viruses as West Nile and many others.

August 29, 2013

An aggressive species of tick normally found in the South has been spreading into northern states as well, posing a risk to people and pets, according to published reports.

April 29, 2013

The risk of Lyme disease in dogs will be "extremely high" this year, an expert group has warned.

November 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday issued a warning letter to The Avalon Effect, a company based in Franklin, Tenn., for its marketing of a light therapy product that claims to cure or treat symptoms of fungal meningitis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, concussions, Lyme disease and other diseases.