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Lyme Disease

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
TueNight

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 BravoTV.com. 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...

Jailed for Lyme Disease. Really? Really.

Erin Zahradka | Posted 01.31.2015 | Denver
Erin Zahradka

Disease is unfair, and it strikes us without warning or discretion. Yet there is one thing we have come to expect from living in the United States -- that the medical and legal systems are here to support us all.

Life with Lyme

Grryo | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Grryo

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

Prayers for Dana: The Story of a Mother Battling Lyme Disease and Congenital Heart Disease

Christina Scribner | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Pictured: Dana Calloway with her husband and five children. Twenty-four year old Dana Calloway has been sick for many years. In addition to her lat...

The Pleasure and Pain of a Diagnosis

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

There is pleasure and pain involved with every diagnosis doled out, on multiple levels. But, ultimately, it's up to us to recognize that the root of all of these labels basically comes down to how effectively we can process our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

Still Undiagnosed? 3 Options to Try

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The most difficult to diagnose tend to be autoimmune, inflammatory, and au...

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside. Dr. Robert Zarr, her pe...

The Truth About Treating Lyme Disease

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer There's a silent epidemic creeping around us, and mainstream medicine has o...

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.

8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

As our climate continues to warm, we can expect to see more of the season's less pleasant side. Heat-trapping carbon pollution is blanketing the planet, supercharging summer hazards, making them more frequent and intense.

The Mystery Diseases You Need To Watch Out For

Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

It's not "nothing," it's not a cold, and you've ruled out stress, exhaustion and a crappy diet. Here are some other possibilities to consider. By C...

What's Wrong With The Way We Test For Lyme (LIVE CHAT)

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness in both North America and Europe, is notorious for its difficulty to diagnose. Aside from the telltal...

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.

Abigail Wise

You're Putting On Your Bug Spray All Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Abigail Wise | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for picnics, bonfires and camping, but along with the sunshine and fresh air come insects. Not only are they annoying and their bites ...

The Hidden Epidemic Of Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

It is time we took a serious look at Lyme Disease. If not treated early and appropriately, infection with Lyme can produce chronic disease that can cause severe pain, debilitating fatigue, reduced quality of life and neurological problems such as impaired memory and concentration.