Monthly Archives: August 2015

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5 ways a tiny tick can knock you out

Symptoms of Lyme and other tick diseases to watch for

You probably know that Lyme disease is the scourge of the Northeast and upper Midwest. But did you know that most cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever are reported in six states that are nowhere near that mountain range?

It’s important to keep up your guard for […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Lifestyle|1,142 Comments

Runs, hugs return for Lyme disease survivor

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Hugs hurt.

At her sickest, even a gentle brush against her skin was painful for Kiersten Hathaway of Panora.

A married mother of two children, ages 9 and 6, she was used to regularly embracing her offspring. She would get on the floor and play with them.

But she was suffering from the long-term effects of Lyme […]

By |August 24th, 2015|Stories|480 Comments

Motherwort and Lyme Disease

You wouldn’t take Lunesta if you needed energy during the day, nor would you drink coffee if you needed help falling asleep — assuming your body chemistry works by the reputation of Lunesta and coffee. Fatigue and insomnia are two very common symptoms of chronic Lyme disease and they usually come as a 2 for […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Nutrition|554 Comments

MAKE YOUR OWN NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT WITH THIS SIMPLE RECIPE

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Getting bitten by bugs is the worst! The problem is, traditionally if you want to get rid of bugs, you have to invest in harmful repellents, which can be dangerous for your health.

Thankfully, there is a way to get rid of bugs without putting your health or the health of your family at risk. You can create […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Lifestyle|17,418 Comments

Lyme disease is vastly under-reported, CDC says

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Lyme disease may be grossly under-reported in the United States. Government researchers say the tick-borne infection affects about 10 times as many Americans as previously indicated by confirmed case reports.

About 329,000 cases of Lyme disease occur every year, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in their analysis of a […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Treatment|276 Comments

The Real Deal: Limited Insurance Coverage of Lyme Disease

Original Source: http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/top-story/stories/-real-deal-limited-insurance-coverage-lyme-disease-27786.shtml

 

 

Updated: Thursday, August 6 2015, 05:13 PM EDT ALBANY—Lyme disease cases have soared, the CDC says there has been a 320% increase nationwide in the last twenty years.

 

The numbers are especially aggressive here in the Capital Region where there have been thousands of confirmed cases.  As the CDC and the NYS Health Department […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Treatment|2,346 Comments

Ticks: Summer’s Unwanted Guests

By ALEXANDRA ZISSU

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AUGUST 12, 2015

At a recent dinner party in Greenwich, Conn., Topic A was not stock futures or boarding school, but something decidedly less tony: ticks.

Jill Kargman, the author, actress and creator of the Bravo show “Odd Mom Out” who was there, said the anxious conversation reflected a growing phobia of diseases borne by the […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Environment|195 Comments