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Lyme Disease

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.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - More from Norway

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

C.M. Rubin, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Siw Hansson at the NorVect Global Tick-borne Diseases Conference in Oslo Complicated problems usually have ...

DISCOVERED: Oldest-Known Evidence Of Lyme Disease

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 05.31.2014 | Science

The oldest known evidence of Lyme disease may lie in ticks that were entombed in amber at least 15 million years ago, scientists announced. The res...

Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes -- Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Ticks, possibly the least lovable of all the multi-legged creatures, get very busy in spring. Like their warm-blooded meals, they enjoy the cooler temperatures of spring and fall, so here we are in the midst of a seasonal tick outbreak. A tick uptick, if you will.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - Research We Need

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.18.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The starting point for all research must be to look at the tick itself to understand which bacteria and viruses are in the ticks, especially in ende...

3 Tips to Find Inner Peace With Lyme Disease or Chronic Illness

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark W. Guay

Adversity puts you on a road, a journey, where you will face challenges and in the process learn more about who you are and what the deeper meaning of life is for you. That is the takeaway.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - World's Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of th...

Landslide in Oso, Washington -- Don't Blame Nature and Acts of God for Reckless Logging

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

The 300-acre landslide in Oso, Washington, which killed at least 30 people and destroyed the local community on March 22, 2014, reveals a consequence of a relatively unregulated and unseen industry: logging.

Lyme Disease Threat in Surprising Places

Jonathan Galland | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

If you are living in Connecticut, upstate New York, or Long Island you may very well be aware of Lyme disease, from friends and family who have had Lyme or even news reports. But what if you live in California, the Midwest or Canada? While Lyme might be less well known in these areas, it is an emerging, documented threat.

The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath What if we cou...

Sixth Extinction

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Darwin was right about many things, including the mechanism by which the plenitude of life we know as biodiversity came to thrive on this planet. Unfortunately for us, his picture has hit a big roadblock.

The Global Search for Education: Austria - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"In patients with persistent symptoms, I think the number with co-infections is almost 100%. I only have a few patients with classic Lyme." - Elke S...

Kathleen Hanna On Lyme Disease: 'Two Years Ago I Thought I Was Dying'

Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living

Kathleen Hanna, the original riot grrrl and current lead singer of the Julie Ruin, started experiencing seizures a couple of years ago and, according ...

The Global Search for Education: The 300,000 - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"We need to continue to understand the range of infections that may be passed along in a tick bite such as Babesia, Anaplasmosis and Ehrlichiosis. I...

Families Find a New PAL in the Fight Against Lyme

John McCormick | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
John McCormick

At first, we questioned why Will had been so unfortunate. But we gradually discovered he was one of the lucky ones. Our doctors caught the disease before it had infected his nervous system. The antibiotic treatment worked, and today Will is leading the normal, healthy life of an active high school teenager.

The Global Search for Education: More Research - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The take home for me from Katie Couric's recent report on Lyme disease is that there are still too many unanswered questions. We need more research to understand Lyme, which affects 300,000 victims each year because we don't have answers.

The Global Search for Education: The Guidelines - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.29.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"The current IDSA guidelines provide the best scientific, evidence-based medical practices for the treatment of Lyme disease including early and late...

The Global Search for Education: Prevention -- Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.21.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

As you will discover today in Part 11 of my global series, "Ticks," finding community-wide solutions to infected ticks is going to be challenging.

My Time With Lyme... So Far

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jamie Davis Smith

What I do know with certainty is how little is known about Lyme. Tests are inadequate. Treatments are not well-defined. I've had four Lyme tests (so far). Two have come back positive and two have come back negative.

Dogs, Cats, Garden Snakes and Zebras: A Physician's Journey Into Health Fear

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

This experience underscored how scary it can be to get sick and that I may be a physician, but that I could turn into a patient at any time as I, like our patients at Visions, am human. But it also reminded me that, more often than not, everything is going to be just fine.

Chronic Illness and Lyme: What You're Not Being Told

Beth Greer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

The first place to start if you have a chronic illness is to become intimately aware of what goes in you, on you and surrounds you. Awareness can bring about change.

The Global Search for Education: Research - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Like HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, the world of Lyme has had a small group of dedicated researchers and clinicians who have remained committed to advancing and understanding this disease better.

The Global Search for Education: France - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Chronic Lyme disease is due to the persistence of Borrelia within tissues but is also probably due to other micro-organisms responsible for co-infec...