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Lyme Disease

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.

New York News Team And Yale-Educated Doctor Question CDC's Lyme Denial

David Michael Conner | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Late last month, FOX5NY broadcast "Lyme and Reason," a precedent-setting news special dedicated to the Lyme disease epidemic. The show was a success b...

Lyme Disease TV Special Draws Big Audience (Video)

David Michael Conner | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Lyme is today's greatest medical mystery, and for any journalist with investigative instincts and an interest in uncovering the truth, the Lyme story is only beginning to be told.

New York Fox Affiliate Presents Groundbreaking Health Event

David Michael Conner | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

This Thursday, FOX NY 5 will broadcast "Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease" at 10:30 p.m. Eastern. The New York City-based...

Hacking For A Cure: Innovative Scientists Fill Federal Research Gaps

David Michael Conner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Lyme disease is caused by a syphilis-like bacterium that is transmitted primarily via tick bites. If treated immediately, many people experience nothi...

Bravo Says InTouch Rumor About Yolanda Hadid "Totally Not True!"

David Michael Conner | Posted 06.09.2016 | Entertainment
David Michael Conner

Yolanda Hadid (formerly Foster) has become perhaps the highest-profile face of Lyme disease as a result of having been stricken with a chronic form of...

Ally Hilfiger Opens Up About Being 'Sick And Suffering' While Filming 'Rich Girls' For MTV

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.01.2016 | OWN

Before there were countless reality shows following the fabulous lives of the rich and (sometimes not-so) famous, there was one particular MTV series ...

Insect Resilience and Climate Change

Tina Cornely | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
Tina Cornely

A longer season means insects have a higher metabolic rate, quicker gestation and more frequent reproduction.

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.

And the Band Plays On: A New Plague Met With Silence, Denial

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

I don't know how to make this plainer: Lyme disease is the AIDS of our time. We are, right now, where Randy Shilts was when he wrote And the Band Played On. Yet only 30 years later, the public still can't see what's right in front of them.

"I completely unraveled": Ally Hilfiger on her Chronic Lyme Disease Nightmare

Dana Parish | Posted 05.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

Author, artist and designer Ally Hilfiger suffered though twelve years of undiagnosed Lyme Disease and Babesiosis caused by a tick bite she got when s...

Take the Lyme Disease Challenge: Make My Birthday Wish Come True

David Michael Conner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

And please make my birthday wish come true: go suck a lime and do your part to draw awareness to this epidemic. It matters more than you may know.

New Lyme Disease Study Reveals Strong Reporting Bias

David Michael Conner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

On March 31, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that concludes, "In patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease, l...

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

'Quiet Plague' Claims Another Celebrity

Mary Beth Pfeiffer | Posted 03.31.2016 | 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 ...

An Open Letter to the Boston Globe About Lyme Disease

David Michael Conner | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

The Globe's editorial board implies without exception that the CDC is the absolute authority on appropriate and correct treatment for Lyme disease, yet Lyme doctors and patients alike have continually challenged the CDC's stance on Lyme treatment.

Lyme: Fight Harder For Science and End This War

Dana Parish | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science
Dana Parish

I just had a flashback. When I was diagnosed with Lyme, I knew little about it. I went to the first infectious disease doctor with my bullseye still ...

3 Simple Steps To Start Eating Clean

Amie Valpone | Posted 03.11.2016 | Taste
Amie Valpone

Throughout the last 10 years I've suffered from over a dozen chronic health issues including Lyme disease, PCOS, Hypothyroidism, Candida, C-diff Colit...

Where CDC Guidelines Fail, Leading Lyme Doctor Succeeds (Part 1)

Dana Parish | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

A lot of medicine is dogmatic. Doctors are not taught to think as they go along; they're taught to read guidelines and they just practice but they're not investigating the processes themselves.

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist

Dana Parish | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dana Parish

Dr. Neil Spector is a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, he shares his story, explains what Lyme and cancer have in common, and encourages us with his vision for the future.

This Malaria-Like Parasite Is Spreading in North America

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Nevertheless, one thing I knew I was safe from in the U.S. was parasites -- parasites! You have to be living in a rainforest or alongside the Nile to get those, right? So wrong.

A Big Week for Lyme Disease Patient and Physician Rights

David Michael Conner | Posted 02.17.2016 | 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.

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 D...

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.