Battle the Growing Tick Health Threat with Free TickTracker App

tick-482613_960_720_tick_handHealth officials are warning ticks and the diseases they carry are spreading across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, report the number of tick-borne disease cases has more than doubled in the last 13 years.

The CDC describes tick-borne illnesses as a public health threat proving difficult to control. While these diseases occur across the United States, the Northeast, Midwest and southern areas of the nation seem to be most at risk.

detail-3370931_960_720+tick2Olivia Goodreau knows a lot about the health threat ticks pose. The teenager was bitten by a tick in Missouri in the summer between first and second grade and it took 51 doctors and 18 months to figure out she had Lyme disease.

Health professionals are seeing more cases of Lyme disease. The CDC estimates that roughly 300,000 Americans are infected with Lyme each year, which is eight to 10 times higher than the number of cases actually reported. Lyme disease has 6 times more new cases each year than HIV/AIDS, yet it receives less than 1% of the funding.

tick-1271763__340_ticerOWhile living with Lyme disease, Goodreau is working to raise money for kids that cannot afford their Lyme medication and for research to find a cure. As a twelve-year old, she started the LivLyme Foundation in 2017 after she was told that she would live with the debilitating symptoms of Lyme disease for the rest of her life, or until a cure is found. Her efforts to help others include developing an app to help track, report, and educate about ticks. TickTracker is free to the public to download via the Apple and Android App Stores.

Learn more about helping Olivia Goodreau’s battle on ticks, the LivLyme Foundation and TickTracker at http://livlymefoundation.org

Red, White, Blue and Small Business as We Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday

Festivals, parades and fireworks displays are all a part of the 4th of July…and many small businesses make the products making up the red, white and blue pageantry the holiday holds. The United States remains the globe’s top manufacturer by value of goods produced. For every $1 of value produced in China factories, the United States generates $2.50. 

 

American companies are now producing more goods other nations cannot make, so the “Made in USA” sticker is more likely to be found on technology products, components in other consumer goods or heavy equipment than merchandise commonly found in your local department store.

As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s birthday, one entrepreneur is giving shoppers new options to buy American.  Todd Lipscomb, an Asia expert and former tech industry executive, was so haunted by what he learned living in Asia; he chucked it all to found MadeinUSAforever.com

Already this Website is one of nation’s most visited resources for American-made products, Todd is looking to grow his website MadeintheUSAforever.com and talked with SBTV.com about how small business owners can become a part of the website.  Go to www.sbtv.com and look for more ways to support the small business owners and manufacturers keeping our nation’s communities working!