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Lyme Disease

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 10.21.2015 | 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 Hills" sta...

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 with Lym...

Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A recent CDC study reported that in 2013, there were 260 counties throughout the United States that experienced double the number of Lyme Disease cases expected, up from 130 a decade earlier.

10 Essential Facts About Lyme Disease

Posted 08.08.2015 | Healthy Living

By Allison Pohle for Everyday Health Every year, U.S. state health departments report about 30,000 cases of Lyme disease to the Centers for Disease...

Get Out of Your Own Way

Mark W. Guay | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

When we shift from being an observer to becoming an active participant in our lives, something interesting happens. What's often found is that the greatest obstacle to accomplishing our goals comes from inside.