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Lyme Disease

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.

Scientists Discover New Bacteria Responsible For Lyme Disease

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Researchers have discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, a U.S. health agency said Monday. The Centers for ...

What It Feels Like When Your Dreams Come True

Anna Snapp | Posted 02.08.2016 | Arts
Anna Snapp

To be honest, I never felt like it was brave thing to do -- share my life story about physical and mental illness; it just felt right. My only outlet was theater, and it felt like the only way I could express the angst, anger and sadness I had been feeling about my life.

Virtual Dialogue With Davey Wavey: We Are Making Progress

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.05.2016 | Queer Voices
David Michael Conner

This is an Instagram-satisfaction selfie culture, and visuals are the commodity today, not ideas.

I Am the Lizard King: Learning to Turn Off the Hurt

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

I'm no longer ashamed to be in public with my skin ailments. If they alarm people, so be it. If someone comments to me, they'll be guaranteed an in-depth lesson on Lyme and associated diseases.

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."

Living Well With Lyme Disease: 5 Tips to Be a Better Husband in 'Sickness and in Health'

Mark W. Guay | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

Through this experience, I've grown to learn a bit about what it takes to be a better husband when your spouse depends on you to be the caretaker.

What Chronic Lyme Disease Taught Me About Life

Vickie Gould | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Vickie Gould

After years of searching for why I was always in pain, I was finally correctly diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease when my hands decided not to wo...

Man Diagnosed With ALS Dies of Lyme Disease (Part 1 of 2)

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Tara and David Geraghty On Dec. 22, three days before Christmas, 55-year-old David A. Geraghty died from complications of a supposedly rarely fatal ...

Man Dies From Lyme Disease: 'No One Wants to Talk About It'

David Michael Conner | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Strict adherence to prescribed regulations that don't take into consideration variable and nuanced real-world factors that don't always fit neatly into diagnostic criteria? Or is there something about Lyme disease specifically, as Tara Geraghty said, that no one wants to talk about?

When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent's Survival Guide

John McCormick | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
John McCormick

When my son Will was first diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2009, my wife and I didn't have a clue what Lyme was or what was in store for our family. Fo...

Andy Cohen Should Not Downplay the Severity of Lyme Disease

David Michael Conner | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
David Michael Conner

Emails and tweets bearing this request have gone unanswered, and so I must resort to an open letter: Please, I urge you, Bravo, and the NBC family of networks to acknowledge the severity of Lyme disease and use your influence for good.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Justifies Lyme Patients' Fears

David Michael Conner | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
David Michael Conner

With friends like you, Lisa, reality TV doesn't need villains. Lisa Vanderpump, our love affair is officially over. If the atrocious cast of soulles...

The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 2: The Doppelganger in the Abstract

David Michael Conner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Mixed-media collage/painting made during a prolonged anxiety attack. In this recently published case study, authors Amir Garakani and Andrew G. Mit...

The Insanity of Lyme Disease, Part 1: The Bug That Hijacked My Mind and Body

David Michael Conner | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Such a diagnosis and resulting treatment for Lyme disease can be just as important to improving neuro-psychiatric symptoms of Lyme as can cognitive-behavioral therapy and psych medications.

My Open Letter to Lyme Disease

Tyler Sinclair Kendall | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Sinclair Kendall

Why me? I had spent countless summers wearing high socks and soaked in tick repellent. I underestimated your tenacity.

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...