One thing that bugs us about summer is, well, bugs – and the bites they leave behind. Some of them can even make us sick. Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, is an expert on infectious diseases at Cleveland Clinic. She says mosquito bites can become a problem if you don’t leave them alone. “Mosquito bites can get … Read More
We’re in the midst of one of the largest West Nile virus outbreaks ever seen in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Forty-seven states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds or mosquitoes. Infectious disease physician Adarsh Bhimraj, MD, says some people are at higher risk than others, particularly … Read More
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the “dog days of summer,” that is the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In astronomy, the dog star, Sirius, is the brightest star in the night sky and rises with the sun.