Archive for May 2015

How to Avoid Ticks & Prevent Lyme Disease this Summer

Getting outside and enjoying the warm weather has mega-benefits for your family’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, summer brings some risks to our outdoor activities—and a particularly dangerous one is contracting Lyme disease via tick bite.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 300,000 Lyme disease infections occur every year in the United States. The risk is greatest in New England and right here in the mid-Atlantic! Being aware of the risk and taking a few simple precautions can help you prevent tick bites and Lyme disease this summer!


Summer Camp Safety

Sending your child off to summer camp brings with it a range of feelings: worry, excitement, hope, sadness—and more worry. You worry about your child finding friends, enjoying herself, staying out of trouble, and staying safe. You can’t control everything about your child’s summer camp experience. But you can make sure your child’s camp is doing everything it can to keep campers safe and healthy.