Summer is here…

And, so are the ticks.  It’s long been known that ticks can be vectors for human disease.  In gastroenterology, most tick-borne disease manifests with liver problems such as elevated liver enzymes.  But now, there is growing understanding of a tick-borne illness transmitted by the Lone Star Tick (common in the Midwest down to Texas and on the East Coast) that causes symptoms similar to irritable bowel syndrome—abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea. Read More “Summer is here…”