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Lyme Disease: The New Epidemic

 

Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia Burgdoferi is the fastest growing epidemic in the world. In US alone, an estimated 18 million people are stricken with this chronic infection and most are unaware of its presence in their system. Majority of the chronically ill have Borrelia Burgfoferi (Bb) infection as the main contributing factor in their […]

By |January 18th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Lyme Disease: The New Epidemic

‘Unacceptable’ & ‘Frustrating’: Avril Lavigne Vents About Doctors Blowing Off Lyme Disease In 8-Month Search For Diagnosis

Avril Lavigne, slowly on the upswing in her Lyme disease battle, says she found many doctors’ passive dismissal of the illness as “unacceptable” and “frustrating.”

The “Sk8er Boi” singer, speaking with Good Morning America Thursday in a phone interview, explained how a year ago, she “went from doctor-to-doctor for about eight months” until she could find […]

By |January 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Unacceptable’ & ‘Frustrating’: Avril Lavigne Vents About Doctors Blowing Off Lyme Disease In 8-Month Search For Diagnosis

Late stage Lyme disease

Most Australia’s are not diagnosed with Lyme disease until the disease has become chronic, also known as Late Stage Lyme disease. This is due to the medical profession being untrained and inexperienced in identifying the symptoms of Lyme disease. Additionally, local testing is also unreliable as a negative test result does not automatically exclude Lyme […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Treatment|Comments Off on Late stage Lyme disease

Bitten: A Patient With Tickborne Disease Struggles To Find The Right Provider

For a patient with Lyme disease–like symptoms, the biggest challenge is finding a specialist who understands her condition.

“Back home after three days, I peeled off my clothes for a long-overdue shower. Reflected in the bathroom mirror was a rash the shape of a bull’s-eye, blooming bright red on my left hip. A crimson omen on […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Treatment|Comments Off on Bitten: A Patient With Tickborne Disease Struggles To Find The Right Provider

Opossums: The Unsung Heroes Against Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Diseases

“Several states in the U.S. are reporting record populations of ticks and increasing tick-borne disease transmission, like Lyme disease, but clearing your yard of these blood suckers might be only one opossum away. Yes, that giant rat-looking animal that plays dead when threatened and hisses like the devil’s spawn when scared is actually extremely beneficial […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on Opossums: The Unsung Heroes Against Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Diseases

If You Think Lyme is Bad, Meet Babesia
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“Would you tell a friend or colleague that you thought they had an infection which is difficult to cure?



This is what happened to me while driving to a conference in Orlando, Florida, with a colleague who has been suffering with strange and uncomfortable symptoms for many years. Her doctors all continue to misdiagnose her. 
Why […]

By |January 13th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on If You Think Lyme is Bad, Meet Babesia
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10 Things You Must Remember When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

“Someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other or just an acquaintance. Whoever it is, you’ve got some questions. Or maybe you don’t, but you want a better idea of what the heck is going on. This entry will hopefully offer some explanation, and […]

By |January 12th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on 10 Things You Must Remember When Someone In Your Life Has Lyme

How a Tiny Tick Changed My Life Forever

Amy Tan

I have late-stage neuroborreliosis, otherwise known as Chronic Lyme.

 

I have had this disease since 1999. My case is, in many ways, typical. Like many, I had little awareness of Lyme disease, because I did not live in what was considered the tick-infested hotbeds on the East Coast. I am a Californian–that’s where I file […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Stories|Comments Off on How a Tiny Tick Changed My Life Forever

Prevent Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 infections occur each year.  If you camp, hike, work, or play in wooded or grassy places, you could be bitten by an infected tick.

People living in or visiting New England, the mid-Atlantic states, and the upper Midwest […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Lifestyle|Comments Off on Prevent Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne donates $60K to children with Lyme disease

Singer Avril Lavigne, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease over a year ago, has been raising funds to help others facing the illness. Her charity, The Avril Lavigne Foundation, recently donated more than $60,000 to the Lymelight Foundation, which provides treatment grants to children with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Kudos to Avril Lavigne and to […]

By |December 29th, 2015|Stories|Comments Off on Avril Lavigne donates $60K to children with Lyme disease