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Lyme Disease Symptoms

Sensory Overload: Why Some Noises Drive You Nuts

Lisa T. Schlesinger | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa T. Schlesinger

Does the sound of someone smacking or popping their gum drive you crazy? Do you want to pull out your hair when you hear loud music upon entering a store or your children calling "mom" over and over again?

Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A recent CDC study reported that in 2013, there were 260 counties throughout the United States that experienced double the number of Lyme Disease cases expected, up from 130 a decade earlier.

Parenting a Sick Child Has Made Me a Chronic Worrier

John McCormick | Posted 05.01.2015 | Parents
John McCormick

Like many other anguished parents, I don't want to see more children suffer and lead compromised lives. I want to see medical professionals come together with an openness to new approaches, putting the needs of sick children first, and using the resources of the global medical community to find a cure for Lyme disease.

Lyme Disease Is Wracking New England. Why Isn't More Being Done?

New England Center for Investigative Reporting | Beth Daley | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston Univ...

Life with Lyme

Grryo | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts

On a crisp November morning I arrive to spend some time with Sarah. I am greeted first by Sparky, a tiny yet mighty rat terrier, donning a sweater with a lightening bolt emblazoned on his back. Seconds later, Sarah slowly comes to the door and welcomes me into her home with open arms and a slight smile. These days she spends most of her time in a makeshift bedroom that appears to have once been the dining room. The space is connected to the kitchen and still holds a china cabinet, though it's now filled with shoeboxes of medication and supplements rather than plates and glasses

How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

A Tick Bite, an Illness and Questionable Diagnostic Tests

Beth Daley | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Daley

There are thousands of truly sick people who are convinced that they have a chronic form of Lyme. But many of them receive a diagnosis based on unvalidated tests that have never fully been proven to show they correctly identify the disease.

Kathleen Hanna On Lyme Disease: 'Two Years Ago I Thought I Was Dying'

Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Kathleen Hanna, the original riot grrrl and current lead singer of the Julie Ruin, started experiencing seizures a couple of years ago and, according ...

Families Find a New PAL in the Fight Against Lyme

John McCormick | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
John McCormick

At first, we questioned why Will had been so unfortunate. But we gradually discovered he was one of the lucky ones. Our doctors caught the disease before it had infected his nervous system. The antibiotic treatment worked, and today Will is leading the normal, healthy life of an active high school teenager.

My Time With Lyme... So Far

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Davis Smith

What I do know with certainty is how little is known about Lyme. Tests are inadequate. Treatments are not well-defined. I've had four Lyme tests (so far). Two have come back positive and two have come back negative.

How Dogs Can Give You Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

I am a big dog lover, and our family has always had a dog. But dogs carry ticks, including deer ticks that carry Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and other tick-borne diseases.

What Everyone Should Know About Lyme Disease

Kris Carr | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

The good news is that there's a lot we can all do to stop Lyme disease before it starts or to treat it effectively. So let's get this tick-busting party started and review what we'll be exploring in today's video.

Protect Your Children This Spring From Tick-Borne Diseases

John McCormick | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

As we gather our families for hikes through the woods and picnics in the park, it's important to take a few precautions, now that the warm weather has attracted an uninvited guest -- ticks carrying diseases that can make our children very sick.

Fighting Back Against Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Antibiotics are the standard therapy for Lyme disease. Like other drugs, the way they are taken can strongly influence the outcome of treatment.

8 Celebrities Touched By Lyme Disease

Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living

Not only has this year's unseasonably warm winter left us with worse allergies and predictions of a buggier spring, experts warn it also may be settin...

Lyme Disease: Is The Perfect Storm Heading Our Way?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Two conditions are creating what may become the perfect storm for transmission of Lyme disease this spring.

Summertime Hazard: How To Know If You Have Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

The only known transporter of Lyme bacteria -- the deer tick -- goes through the most infectious stage of its life cycle in the summer.

Motive Unknown For Illinois Church Killing Suspect Terry Sedlacek

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — The man accused of gunning down an Illinois pastor during his sermon as horrified churchgoers watched left an index card marked "Las...