Making Headlines: Dengue Fever in Paradise
December 17, 2015
Since September, health officials in Hawaii have reported 145 cases of dengue fever on the Big Island. Read about the symptoms and treatment of this mosquito-borne disease.
Making Headlines: The Prevalence of Plague
December 17, 2015
Many people don’t realize it, but the bubonic plague is actually alive and well and living in the United States. Find out how it's spread and how to prevent it.
Zoonotic Diseases: Be Wary of What Pets Bring Home
July 8, 2015
Although the spread of diseases from animals to people is rare, pets do sometimes carry germs that can make people sick. Learn more about common zoonotic diseases.
An Overview of Other Tick-Borne Illnesses
May 11, 2015
Although Lyme disease is the most well-known tick-borne infection, there are many others that people may not have heard of, but of which they should be aware.
Overview of Powassan Virus
April 13, 2015
Powassan virus is caused by a tick bite. Read more about this rare tick-borne disease and learn how to avoid tick bites.
Q&A with Dr. Parada on Insect Bites and Stings
June 24, 2014
Learn everything there is to know about insect bites – from information on treating mosquito bites to different ways of neutralizing bee stings and wasp stings.
Overview of Lyme Disease With a Focus on Clinical Progression and Diagnosis
June 18, 2014
Learn more about Lyme disease, which is caused by a bacteria typically carried by blacklegged deer ticks.
Medical Expert Information and Advice on Chikungunya Virus
June 12, 2014
Read some important information about Chikungunya, a disease spread by mosquito bites. Learn about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of the virus.
How Cockroaches, Dust Mites & Rodents Trigger Allergy Symptoms
May 29, 2014
Common household pests, such as cockroaches, dust mites, rodents such as mice and rats, stinging insects and mold are all major triggers of allergies and asthma.
Diseases Spread By Nuisance Wildlife
November 7, 2013
Raccoons, bats, skunks and other wildlife are known to spread infectious diseases like rabies, Hantavirus and plague. Here's a lesson in prevention and treatment.
How to Treat Bee or Wasp Stings
August 26, 2013
Stinging insects like bees, wasps and yellowjackets can inflict painful stings when disturbed. Learn how to remove a stinger and treat a bee sting.
Lyme Disease FAQ: Health Info on Ticks and Lyme Disease
August 13, 2013
Dr. Jorge Parada discusses everything you need to know about Lyme disease from prevention tips to symptoms and treatment.