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Lyme Disease

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.

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 work a...

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 i...

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 soulless...

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. Mitt...

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 medi...

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 caus...

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

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.21.2016 | 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.