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Lyme Disease

Jailed for Lyme Disease. Really? Really.

Erin Zahradka | Posted 12.02.2014 | Denver
Erin Zahradka

Disease is unfair, and it strikes us without warning or discretion. Yet there is one thing we have come to expect from living in the United States -- that the medical and legal systems are here to support us all.

Life with Lyme

Grryo | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Grryo

On a crisp November morning I arrive to spend some time with Sarah. I am greeted first by Sparky, a tiny yet mighty rat terrier, donning a sweater with a lightening bolt emblazoned on his back. Seconds later, Sarah slowly comes to the door and welcomes me into her home with open arms and a slight smile. These days she spends most of her time in a makeshift bedroom that appears to have once been the dining room. The space is connected to the kitchen and still holds a china cabinet, though it's now filled with shoeboxes of medication and supplements rather than plates and glasses

Prayers for Dana: The Story of a Mother Battling Lyme Disease and Congenital Heart Disease

Christina Scribner | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

Pictured: Dana Calloway with her husband and five children. Twenty-four year old Dana Calloway has been sick for many years. In addition to her lat...

The Pleasure and Pain of a Diagnosis

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

There is pleasure and pain involved with every diagnosis doled out, on multiple levels. But, ultimately, it's up to us to recognize that the root of all of these labels basically comes down to how effectively we can process our feelings, thoughts and behaviors.

Still Undiagnosed? 3 Options to Try

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The most difficult to diagnose tend to be autoimmune, inflammatory, and au...

Lynne Peeples

Climate Change Threatens The Newest Prescription For Children: Time Outdoors

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green

Luisa Maria Vasquez Cruz received an unusual prescription last year from her pediatrician: Spend more time playing outside. Dr. Robert Zarr, her pe...

The Truth About Treating Lyme Disease

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer There's a silent epidemic creeping around us, and mainstream medicine has o...

How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Peter Lehner

As our climate continues to warm, we can expect to see more of the season's less pleasant side. Heat-trapping carbon pollution is blanketing the planet, supercharging summer hazards, making them more frequent and intense.

The Mystery Diseases You Need To Watch Out For

Posted 06.18.2014 | OWN

It's not "nothing," it's not a cold, and you've ruled out stress, exhaustion and a crappy diet. Here are some other possibilities to consider. By C...

What's Wrong With The Way We Test For Lyme (LIVE CHAT)

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne illness in both North America and Europe, is notorious for its difficulty to diagnose. Aside from the telltal...

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...