Ending Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through prevention

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Dr. Alexis Chesney will discuss “Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases” over Rockingham Library Zoom Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. With more people heading outside for exercise and safe-distanced camaraderie, knowing how to prevent these diseases is more important than ever. Dr. Chesney will review the various ticks found in North America and the disease-causing pathogens that they carry. She’ll discuss the signs and symptoms of the most common tick-borne diseases and provide strategies for preventing tick bites. At the end of her presentation, there will be time allotted for Q&A.

Dr. Chesney is a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, author, and educator. She works full-time at Sojourns Community Health Clinic and has a small part-time private practice. She enjoys getting to the root cause of complex chronic illness and partnering with patients to find wellness and balance in their lives. Her book “Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases” is available for purchase from Sojourns Community Health Clinic or your local bookstore.

Preventing tick-borne diseases is but one of many ways to create community resilience in the face of future climate change effects.

To receive an invitation to this Zoom discussion, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call the library at 802-463-4270. Leave your phone number and email address. For those who do not have a computer, there is an alternative method of joining Zoom through a phone call. Please note that there might be a phone charge for this.

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