Sports Medicine

Prevention, education key in preventing tick-borne diseases

Tick insect warning sign in forest.
Summertime in the south inevitably means the occasional tick bite, and with it an increased risk of tick-borne diseases. In fact, Tennessee is among five states that collectively account for nearly 60 percent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. As an infectious disease specialist, I often talk to patients […]