Yearly Archives: 2015

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 [...]

Lyme Talk Radio with Dr. Pat Baccili: How You Can Help Your Doctor and What Your Doctor Needs To Know with Susan Green

Current trends affecting Lyme patients, their LLMDs and the Federal Bill. What you can do to help. Click here to listen!

Lyme Talk Radio with Dr. Pat Baccili: Losing Everything but Gaining More: Alicia Healy’s Fight Against Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease advocate and patient Alicia Healy shares the experience of her 15-year battle with Lyme disease, co-infections, and her recovery. Alicia chronicles the struggles of navigating childhood and young adulthood with mysterious symptoms and overcoming them.         Click here to listen to the Archive Show!

Lyme disease often overlooked in Northern California

Four summers ago, Carole Flaherty was training for a long-distance hike across the Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains. The retired landscape contractor from Healdsburg was routinely walking 25 miles a day -- until strange pains stopped her in her tracks. Fatigue, abdominal aches and a burning sensation on her right side left her bedridden [...]

Undiagnosed illnesses leave doctors with bad bedside manners

Winnipegger Megan Duczminski will never forget the moment when, lying in a hospital bed and waiting for treatment, she overheard residents outside her door talking about her case. They were laughing. "They were saying 'Oh, she thinks she has this symptom, too? And she thinks she has that symptom, seriously?'" she said. "They were ridiculing me." [...]

Lyme Talk Radio w/ Dr. Pat Baccili: The Effectiveness of Natural Medicine in Treating Chronic Symptoms of Lyme w/ Dr. David Jernigan

Dr. Jernigan will discuss options outside of antibiotics for the treatment of Lyme symptoms and how it is not necessary for those with Lyme disease to suffer for years. He will also give his opinion on Herx reactions and how he believes patients do not have to get worse before they get better.     [...]

Fossilized tick found in amber indicates Lyme disease is older than human race

Original Source Tick larvae encased in a 15- to 20-million-year-old piece of amber contains oldest known ancestor of Borrelia burgdorferi. Veterinary professionals are no strangers to the stealthy spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi—but the discovery of spirochete-like cells in a 15-million-year-old amber-encased tick reveals that the bacteria have been lurking around long before humans walked the Earth. [...]

“The Most Ridiculous Article Written in 2015”

"Five reasons to not totally panic about ticks and Lyme disease"  Find the Article here:   With suggestions and statements like "Lyme disease is generally easy to treat" and "It’s all overkill," the article written by Meghan Rosen gained a lot of attention from the Lyme community. She outlined her experience with a tick that she [...]

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