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About Me: Public Health Entomologist. President & Chief Scientific Officer, IdentifyUS LLC ( Instructor, Harvard School of Public Health Visiting Researcher, Boston University Commissioner, Norfolk County Mosquito Control District

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  • Comment on: My advice for head lice: comb them out. - MD Mama -

    Posted 11/16/2013 01:44:32 EST

    See what the Federal Trade Commission says about this product and the manufacturer's unsubstantiated claims:

  • Comment on: -

    Posted 11/16/2013 01:40:36 EST

    Science rests on data, not intuition and testimonial. Sometimes scientific findings concur with 'common sense', but other times the common sense turns out to be nonsensical. There's no evidence that k more »

  • Comment on: My advice for head lice: comb them out. - MD Mama -

    Posted 11/15/2013 08:39:53 EST

    Those interested in this topic are encouraged to read the guidance provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC, the National Association of School Nurses and other objective sources. Links more »

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    Posted 11/15/2013 08:13:29 EST

    The new policies are accused of being 'laxer', but in reality they're actually far more stringent. They are now evidence-based rather than sitting on a foundation of misinformation and fear-mongering. more »

  • Comment on: 'Tips for staying tick-free this summer'

    Posted 08/05/2012 07:47:45 EDT

    Once you've found a tick on yourself, a family member or a pet, remove it promptly. Then, retain the tick and have it identified. The information can help you and your clinician better decide what inf more »

  • Comment on: 'Warm weather fuels spike in ticks, but may lead to early demise'

    Posted 04/19/2012 09:06:59 EDT

    More educational information about ticks, means to reduce risk, proper tick removal, and guidance on identifying ticks can be found at IdentifyUS LLC on the web. This is the new site for information I more »

  • Comment on: 'When should you suspect you might have Lyme disease?'

    Posted 06/13/2011 07:37:46 EDT

    All very good advice. Finding and promptly removing ticks (from a person or pet) can dramatically reduce risk of infection. Once the tick has been removed, have it identified. Only certain kinds of ti more »

  • Comment on: 'War on bedbugs is a patchwork affair'

    Posted 01/02/2011 08:26:42 EST

    Whereas the resurgence of bed bugs is real, many reports of bed bug infestations are in error. Frequently, innocuous bugs and even bits of lint are mistaken to be bed bugs, and folks then unnecessaril more »

  • Comment on: 'Invasion of the bedbugs in communities north of Boston'

    Posted 11/30/2010 05:25:10 EST

    What is the basis for removing comments? Several were removed that were fully consistent with the Posting Policy. Something seems amiss here. more »

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