Are Ticks Dangerous?

March 30, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Mar 30, 2024 | Family Health As you gear up for your outdoor adventures around Ooltewah, it’s crucial to consider the potential threat posed by ticks. These tiny arachnids, often lurking in grassy areas, can hitch a ride on unsuspecting hosts, including us. Understanding their behavior and the risks associated with tick bites is essential for safeguarding your family’s health while enjoying the great outdoors. What are Ticks? Ticks, closely related ...

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Should My Child Be Vaccinated Against Measles?

March 13, 2024

by Olivia Miller | Mar 13, 2024 | Family Health Enrolling a child in school represents a huge lifestyle change. Parents suddenly must worry about school supplies and lunches, and minimizing the impact of pick up and drop off times on their workday. In Hamilton County, there is another issue for parents of immunocompromised students to consider—the growing number of school-aged children who remain unimmunized against diseases such as measles. In 2000, after a vaccination campaign ...

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