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Keeping Up With Ticks

By US News
April 26, 2017
Know Your Tick Risk

Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, are tiny but dangerous – they’re the ones that spread Lyme disease bacteria, called Borrelia burgdorferi.

This year on the East Coast, ticks have been spotted in national parks in Maine, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and Virginia. Tick-testing […]

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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 […]

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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

This Malaria-Like Parasite Is Spreading in North America

While we lived together, a good friend of mine who hails from West Africa taught me to think beyond geopolitical borders. Among countless stories, she sometimes mentioned exotic illnesses that were common in other parts of the world. One is malaria — that infamous mosquito-transmitted parasite that causes severe flulike symptoms most notably characterized by […]

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Different Response by CDC to Spread of Zika Virus VS. Lyme Disease-carrying Ticks

Although Lyme disease and the Zika virus are transmitted by different types of vectors, both illnesses can cause severe, long-term health damage and are of enormous concern to the general public. The response by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to each threat, however, has been decidedly different.

The CDC has responded to the […]

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Woman battling Lyme disease works with lawmakers to raise awareness

It starts with a red rash, but can later affect joints, the nervous system, and even the heart.

It’s called Lyme disease, and for a woman in Cromwell, it has taken over her life.

Rebecca Tibball has lived with chronic Lyme disease for the past year and now she is making it her mission to raise awareness […]

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UI chemists uncover how key agent allows diseases to reproduce

Humans have been successful at treating a host of diseases. Yet some continue to elude medicine’s best attempts.

Tuberculosis killed 15 percent of the 9.6 million people who contracted it worldwide in 2014. Typhus has flared periodically throughout history, with deadly consequences. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne threat in North and South America. Pneumonia […]

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Yolanda Foster’s Health Advocate Says Hearing People Doubt Her Illness Is “Heart-Wrenching”

Yolanda Foster hasn’t been shy about her struggles with Lyme disease on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This season alone, we’ve seen her undergo a vitamin C IV treatment, have her white gold crowns removed from her teeth, and get rid of her silicone breast implants. Though Yolanda undergoing so many medical treatments is one […]

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‘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 […]

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