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Lyme Disease

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Three: A Caution to Gay Men

David Michael Conner | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Note: This is the third and final entry in a series about how my life has been devastated by Lyme disease. With the advent of PrEP and effective med...

Independent Research Institutes Play Vital Role in Innovation Ecosystem

Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science
Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D.

How good is the research conducted at the IRIs? A key metric is competition for NIH grants, which has gone from intense to extreme over the past decade. Grants are evaluated on five criteria: potential impact on human health, scientific approach, innovation, investigator expertise, and institutional environment.

Is Lyme the New AIDS? Part Two: Life With Lyme and Controversies

David Michael Conner | Posted 11.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Last February I finally got a true medical diagnosis for the cause of some of my health problems: Meniere's disease, which an ENT specialist said ...

Is Lyme Disease the New AIDS? What You Need to Know

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

All my adult life, it turns out, while I've been fearing HIV -- as much because of stigma as because of the actual life effects -- I've had another infectious disease that is much more mysterious to this day.

Yolanda Foster Says Two Of Her Children Have Lyme Disease

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment

Yolanda Foster and her famous family attended the Global Lyme Alliance Inaugural Gala Thursday night, where the "Real Housewives of Beverly...

How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I feel like I'm behind. I look around me, and my peers are out of their hometowns, on their own, working salary jobs and enjoying the bar scene on the weekends. My life is quite the opposite.

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

This Is What Chronic Illness Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living

Allie Cashel and Erica Lupinacci no longer want to suffer in silence. After dealing chronic illness for the majority of their lives -- Cashel wit...

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.

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Allison Pohle for Everyday Health Every year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Dis...

Get Out of Your Own Way

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

When we shift from being an observer to becoming an active participant in our lives, something interesting happens. What's often found is that the greatest obstacle to accomplishing our goals comes from inside.

Lyme Disease Danger Zones Are Spreading Throughout Northeast & Midwest

AP | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living

  NEW YORK (AP) — The geographic areas where Lyme disease is a bigger danger have grown dramatically, according to a new government ...

The Yet Mindset

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Whenever you whisper the words "I can't" to yourself, just add in the word "yet". That's a three-letter word that I'm going to be using a lot in the future, and perhaps you will too.

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

This Is What Lyme Disease Feels Like

Molly Napolitano | Posted 06.12.2015 | 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.

My Daughter's Mysterious Illness -- And My Own

TueNight | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living

I'd spent years of my adult life wishing I could have my own moment of clarity so I could eliminate all the crap from my life, to no avail. But in the very moment I made the difficult choice to live, I was able to look so clearly at my life and see the simplest, most important path, and how to get there.

Once Upon a Lyme: Starting the Conversation About Lyme Disease

Mark W. Guay | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

Lyme Disease has grown to epidemic proportions with more than 300,000 new cases annually in the U.S. alone.

Growing Threat of Lyme Disease in a Hotter World

Jonathan Galland | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

With 2014 the hottest year on record, the impact of an already warmer world is putting our health at risk through the spread of ticks that carry disease. Can we afford to allow the planet to keep getting warmer, with projections for the expansion of ticks and lyme disease set to spiral out of control?

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...

Avril Lavigne Discusses Her Battle With Lyme Disease

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment

The #Pray4Avril hashtag trended on Twitter back in December when fans heard Avril Lavigne was dealing with an undisclosed health issue. Now, the singe...

3 Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset (Even When It's -15)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Mark W. Guay

Here are three tips to develop a growth mindset no matter how far you venture in your goals.

Yolanda Foster Blogs About Her Battle With Lyme Disease

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Yolanda Foster spoke up about her struggle with Lyme disease in a new blog post on She used to po...

New Tick-Borne 'Bourbon Virus' Is Deadly And Unlike Anything Previously Seen In U.S.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Researchers have identified the cause of a Kansas farmer's mysterious death this summer as Bourbon virus. Thought to be transmitted by ticks, the v...