Category: Camping Trips

Summer Camping Safety

June 28th, 2017
Camping is a great way for families to have fun during the summer. Before you pitch that tent, however, you need to know how to camp safely. Getting Ready The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have some great safety tips for getting rea… more »

Rise in Tick-Borne Powassan Virus

June 7th, 2017
Summer is bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease. Powassan Virus Over the past decade… more »

Experts Warn of a Fast Acting Tick Born Virus

May 20th, 2015
Every year in the United States there are at least 20,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease, a painful but treatable tick borne illness. Now experts are warning of a faster acting, untreatable and potentially fatal virus called Powassan virus that is comm… more »

Health in the News: West Nile Virus

July 31st, 2013
No one likes mosquito bites, but did you know that some mosquitoes can actually hurt you? For the past few summers the news has been reporting dangerous outbreaks of West Nile virus. What is West Nile Virus? West Nile virus outbreaks are likely to fla… more »

Fun in the Great Outdoors!

August 8th, 2012
Camping trips are a great way for families to have fun together and enjoy the outdoors. Although camping is meant for leisure and the enjoyment of nature's beauty, there are safety precautions every smart camper should take. Before You Leave Taking a… more »