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Avoiding Tick Bites: How, and Why It’s Important

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Fact: Nobody likes tick bites. Avoiding tick bites is something that seems like a common sense notion, but in reality avoiding them is growing more and more difficult with every passing year as species and diseases spread in unprecedented numbers.… Read the rest

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Diagnosing Alpha-Gal Syndrome

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How is Alpha-Gal Syndrome Diagnosed?

Updated 9-21-2017

Considering alpha-gal syndrome(AGS) is relatively new to medicine in the grand scheme of things, diagnosing the ailment can be tricky, to say the least. From symptoms that are easily confused with other more common issues, to a general lack of common knowledge on the subject, doctors are put to the test when called on to recognise this condition.  … Read the rest

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Symptoms of Alpha-Gal Syndrome

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Alpha-gal syndrome (AGS), characterized by the sudden onset of an often atypical allergic reaction to mammal products and sometimes carrageenan, was not described until 2009.  As awareness of alpha-gal syndrome and the ticks that are known to trigger it spread, so too do the number of confirmed cases.  Read the rest

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5 Big Myths About Alpha-Gal Syndrome

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Updated 10/9/2017

Red meat allergy, also known as alpha-gal syndrome would seem like a pretty straightforward condition, but as it turns out, it’s anything but.  It’s no surprise that the internet caught wind of an allergy to red meat and ran with it; as tends to happen, a concept popped up with viral potential, and in the process of creating snappy headlines and attention-grabbing copy, facts have been distorted along the way.Read the rest

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