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CDC Says Fewer Suffer After Lyme Disease. Doesn't Say, If Treated Early.

Mary Beth Pfeiffer | Posted 09.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Pfeiffer

But quietly, without peer review or formal announcement, the agency has decided that the actual percentage is much smaller -- half or a quarter as much. The decision was made, officials told me, based on a study that showed less than 5 percent of Lyme patients exhibit ongoing symptoms after treatment.

Go-To Lyme Drugs Don't Always Kill The Bug, At Least For Some

Mary Beth Pfeiffer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Nearly a generation of medical dogma on Lyme disease may be slowly unraveling as new test tube research shows that antibiotics long endorsed as curative do not kill what scientists call "persister" cells -- and may even promote their growth.

Lyme Wars: Journalists are Failing the Public

David Michael Conner | Posted 05.25.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

One can hope that such a story was naive and made a poorly informed decision to present the information as it has been presented. It may agree with certain mainstream views, but had VICE performed any level of journalistic effort, the article would tell a different, truer version of this story.

'Quiet Plague' Claims Another Celebrity

Mary Beth Pfeiffer | Posted 03.31.2017 | HuffPost Home
Mary Beth Pfeiffer

Marla Maples, an actress and former Mrs. Donald Trump, recently joined a growing list of the famous -- and unfortunate - who have acknowledged having ...

A Big Week for Lyme Disease Patient and Physician Rights

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

As evidenced by the recent Virginia legislation and the removal of IDSA Lyme guidelines from the federal database used by physicians, patients often have to be their own best health advocates, but they can only do so when they have information. We need to do better.

The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We need to continue to understand the range of infections that may be passed along in a tick bite such as Babesia, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. In...

The Global Search for Education: France - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Chronic Lyme disease is due to the persistence of Borrelia within tissues but is also probably due to other micro-organisms responsible for co-infect...

The Global Search for Education: Germany - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"One of the first projects should be the improvement of the test sensitivity for chronic Lyme disease patients worldwide. The European Union has spent...