- Message from the Co-Chairmen (Spring 2012):
- HazCom Rule Adapts to World Standard
- Managing the Drugs that Are Part of Our Lives
- With Prescription Meds, Follow Doctor’s Orders
- Expired Drug Dilemma: Take or Toss?
- Drug Companies Face Scrutiny over Deals with Docs
- Win a Free TV!
- Baseball Sidelines Smokeless Tobacco
- Carteles del LHSFNA: ¡Ahora disponible en español!
- Obesity is a Night Shift Hazard
- Unintended Consequences of Binge Drinking
- Barred on Cigarette Packs, Graphic Ads Run on TV
- New Evidence Faults Nicotine Replacement Therapy
- Workers’ Memorial Day: Mother Jones’ Quest Never Ends
- Tick Alert
Tick Alert: They're Out Early This Year
According to entomologists at the Smithsonian Institute and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the warm winter means an earlier tick season. The tiny insects, which can carry debilitating Lyme disease, are already out in force. If you work outside, enjoy outdoor recreation or have pets that play outside, take appropriate precautions (Centers for Disease Control).
More information about the disease is available at Family Doctor (also in Spanish) and the Mayo Clinic. A LHSFNA health alert, Lyme Disease in Construction, is available through the Fund's online Publications Catalogue. Read more about tick precautions in Lyme Disease Spreads West and South (LIFELINES ONLINE, June 2009).
Graphic courtesy CDC.