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Expect More Ticks in 2017: Darien Health Dept Has This Advice on Avoiding Bites

Bullseye Lyme Disease tick bite 04-18-17
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The black legged or deer tick (Iodes scapularis) is well known for spreading Lyme disease. Now, after a very mild winter, there are reports of a large number of ticks, all looking for a blood meal, possibly from you! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Advice on What’s Helpful to Say and What Not to Do When Someone’s Grieving

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By Amanda H. Geffner

We’ve all heard them. Or said them. The phrases uttered after an awkward silence to a hurting friend: “She’s finally at peace;” “God needed him;” and yes, even, “Everything happens for a reason…”Or nothing is said at all. Days, weeks, months go by and it is business as usual, except for the avoidance of eye contact or a pitying glance. (more…) Continue Reading →

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