WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW COULD HURT YOU!
Optometry Today recently reported of a boy who contracted the Mediterranean spotted fever from the bite of a tick and it led to vision loss for two months. His mother noticed a rash but initially just thought it was sunburn.
This is crazy… and a little alarming… but could lead to something good. So let’s dig a little deeper. When a mosquito bites you, it uses its saliva to thin your blood so that it can drink it more easily.
Honey bees… they spend a lot of time in the news. Why is that? Two reasons: 1- they are possibly one of the single most important living creatures involved in the growth of our plant food 2- their numbers are decreasing. It’s these facts that lead to lots of public discussion about protecting bees and even cultivating hives on your own. In fact, Phil Starks writes that urban beekeeping can “provide relatively safe space for colonies of this remarkable insect to survive, and perhaps thrive.