Yearly Archives: 2016

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National Statistics Underestimate Lyme Disease Reality

Poughkeepsie Journal, Dec. 7, 2016:

By John Ferro

Andrew Evans remembers when Lyme disease first began to emerge in the local consciousness.

In the early 1990s, Evans served as a Dutchess County public health adviser whose job it was to investigate how many cases were afflicting county residents.

“The first year I started doing surveillance, I remember getting 600 […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Environment, Lifestyle|Comments Off on National Statistics Underestimate Lyme Disease Reality

IMAGINE: A LIFE WITH LYME DISEASE

IMAGINE is a short film documenting a typical day in the life of someone suffering from chronic Lyme Disease. This film was made in hopes of bringing more awareness and understanding to the fastest growing infectious disease in North America. In lieu of May being Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I challenge you to watch and […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Lifestyle, Stories|Comments Off on IMAGINE: A LIFE WITH LYME DISEASE

10 Must Know Facts About Lyme Disease

Although Lyme ticks are more prominent during warmer weather, they still exist even in the colder seasons. We’re here with 10 facts that you MUST know.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease transmitted to humans from tick bites. Ticks infected with the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi cause the disease and are most active from April to September, […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Environment, Treatment|Comments Off on 10 Must Know Facts About Lyme Disease

An interview with Dr. Pat Baccili and Dr. Daniel Cameron on Lyme Talk Radio

If you or someone you know is suffering from Lyme Disease or some “mystery” symptoms you are going to want to listen to this show with Dr. Pat & Dr. Cameron. They go on to discuss the world of Lyme Disease as it is today, some shocking stats you probably didn’t know, and give you […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on An interview with Dr. Pat Baccili and Dr. Daniel Cameron on Lyme Talk Radio

A new test for Lyme disease comes from an unlikely source: a summer intern

High school student, Temple Douglas has answered the way to detect Lyme Disease early.  Douglas was attending a summer internship at George Mason University when she one day suggested to the researchers working on a new form of nanotechnology to test it on Lyme Disease. Tiny nanoparticles developed by the George Mason scientists trap and […]

By |April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A new test for Lyme disease comes from an unlikely source: a summer intern

How 11 top NYC doctors missed my Lyme disease

Dana Parish has a story that is all too familiar to sufferers of chronic Lyme disease. Dana discovered a bug bite on her shoulder and immediately sought out help. Doctors considered her lucky, as she had caught her Lyme disease early enough to “cure” it. She took their word for it, and lived happily for a […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How 11 top NYC doctors missed my Lyme disease

TOUCHED BY LYME: Girl’s Lyme “dream” goes viral

“Lyme disease advocacy can come in all shapes and sizes.

In January, a third-grade class in Mankato, Minnesota, learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous “I have a dream” speech.

In his honor, their teacher asked the children to draw pictures illustrating their own dreams for making the world a better place.

Nine-year-old Lizzy Erickson knew […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on TOUCHED BY LYME: Girl’s Lyme “dream” goes viral

Legalize Lyme Disease

“Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions.

It is the fastest growing infectious bacterial disease in America. Generally contracted by a tick bite, new evidence shows it is also contractible via mosquito, spider, or fly bite , via the womb from mother to child , or potentially through unprotected sex .

The CDC states that it does not know how many people have Lyme […]

By |March 17th, 2016|Treatment|Comments Off on Legalize Lyme Disease

28 People With Chronic Illness Explain What ‘Brain Fog’ Feels Like to Them

“‘Brain fog’ is a term that often comes up when people share their experiences with chronic illness. If you don’t know what it means, you might assume it’s similar to feeling a little sleepy before your morning coffee, but its effects can extend well beyond that.”

This is just one symptom of chronic illness that people have […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 28 People With Chronic Illness Explain What ‘Brain Fog’ Feels Like to Them

Kelowna Vet Hospital Develops Spray to Protect Pets from Ticks

“A local veterinary hospital in Kelowna is hoping their creation will help protect pets from ticks and mosquitos.

Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital has developed a natural flower spray that will protect pets against ticks and mosquitos.”

It’s about time somebody figured out a way to help protect our animal friends. Thank you Pandosy Village Veterinary Hospital and […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Treatment|Comments Off on Kelowna Vet Hospital Develops Spray to Protect Pets from Ticks