iOS app Android app

Babesia

"I completely unraveled": Ally Hilfiger on her Chronic Lyme Disease Nightmare

Dana Parish | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

Author, artist and designer Ally Hilfiger suffered though twelve years of undiagnosed Lyme Disease and Babesiosis caused by a tick bite she got when s...

What to Do If You Find a Tick on Yourself or Your Child

David Michael Conner | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

More accurate Lyme disease tests are being developed, but in most cases are not made available to patients except by "Lyme-literate" medical doctors, or LLMDs, who are in high demand and are not available to all patients, as most reside in areas where Lyme disease has reached true epidemic proportions, from Virginia to the Northeast.

This Malaria-Like Parasite Is Spreading in North America

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Nevertheless, one thing I knew I was safe from in the U.S. was parasites -- parasites! You have to be living in a rainforest or alongside the Nile to get those, right? So wrong.

Arrogance and Ignorance: A Catastrophe for Lyme Sufferers

Dana Parish | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He talked over me, had no interest in learning, and ultimately muttered that although he is sticking to his guns about not agreeing with my diagnosis (but having no other explanation for my ongoing symptoms and subsequent resolution of them), he "can't argue" with my progress.

How 11 Top NYC Doctors Missed My Lyme Disease

Dana Parish | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

He listened for 10 minutes and calmly said, "You have Lyme. Lyme does all kinds of weird things, but you'll get better. Amazing that I am only the 12th doctor you've been to. Most find me somewhere between 20 and 100."

This Is What Lyme Disease Feels Like

Molly Napolitano | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Molly Napolitano

There's also another side of Lyme people don't often talk about -- the anxiety, fear and depression that hangs a dark cloud right over your head. This doesn't happen because you feel sorry for yourself -- it happens because the bacteria gets into your brain.

The Global Search for Education: The Netherlands and Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The challenges faced by those trying to combat the silent epidemic of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are overwhelming.

Labor Day Lookouts: Beware of Nature-Loving Ticks

Connie Bennett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Connie Bennett

Be careful as you venture out into nature this Labor Day Weekend. Watch out for nature-loving, disease-carrying ticks which can transmit Lyme disease.