BIDMC emergency medicine physician, Dr. Jonathon Edlow, author of "Bull’s Eye: Unraveling the Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease," discusses what everyone should know about ticks and Lyme disease.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Black widow spider bites are less common and more severe than other spider bites. Dr. Parada explains the symptoms in detail.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
You may think that you've got the house to yourself, but chances are you have about 100 different types of animals living with you. Many of them are harmless, but a few can be dangerous in ways you wouldn't expect. New research explores exactly whom you share your home with and how they got there.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Dr. Parada explains proper bee sting treatment and how to remove a bee stinger. Those who are allergic should seek medical attention.
Monday, April 12, 2021
A rat's ribs are hinged at the spine, enabling it to easily squeeze through the tightest spaces—like the pipes draining your toilet. And rats are great swimmers too; they can hold their breath for up to three minutes. See how quickly a rat can go from the city streets to your bathroom.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Thursday, April 8, 2021
A fly has a pair of tiny, dumbbell-shaped limbs called halteres that were once a second pair of wings. They wield them to make razor-sharp turns and land out of reach on your ceiling. But don't despair – there *is* a trick to smacking these infuriating insects.