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Lyme Disease

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...

The Global Search for Education: Germany - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"One of the first projects should be the improvement of the test sensitivity for chronic Lyme disease patients worldwide. The European Union has spen...

Feel Bad? It Could Be Lyme Unless Proven Otherwise

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Most physicians agree that tick bites can transmit Lyme but many dismiss you unless a bullseye rash occurs at the site of the bite. But how silly (and potentially deadly) since only 50 percent of people ever get that rash and most people never even see a tick!

Of Lyme Disease, and Lemonade

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Lyme is common, but no more so now than before this report -- this is simply recognition of what has been, not a portent of some new threat to come.

Lyme Disease Is Way More Common Than We Thought

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday. As many as 300,000 Americans are actual...

The Global Search for Education: Norway - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Our method is based upon live blood microscopy. Bacteria become visible by optical changes involving refraction index, swelling and spreading of cel...

What are snakes good for? Fighting Lyme disease, for one

OnEarth | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarthThe only good snake is a dead snake. At least, that's what my high school friend said the time we went backpacking and he chop...

The Global Search for Education: In Search of Solutions - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

In many countries, governments and doctors are not sufficiently knowledgeable about the disease. Even when doctors are reasonably informed, guidelines for treatment remain globally controversial.

Meredith Melnick

LOOK: What's Really Inside Your Bug Spray?

HuffingtonPost.com | Meredith Melnick | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living

It's the height of summer -- and if you've been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you've got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your ...

The Global Search for Education: Canada - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Most researchers and Lyme experts agree that the number of people infected in the U.S. today is five to ten times higher than the CDC figures. Today, in the fifth article of my global series, "Ticks," I look at the situation in Canada.

Climate Change Relief Means Help for Our Health

Catherine Thomasson | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Catherine Thomasson

Do you have access to safe, clean drinking water? Do you have clean air to breathe? Do you and your loved ones have reliable electricity for your air conditioning and refrigeration?

The Growing Battle Over How To Treat Lyme Disease

newyorker.com | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Kaleigh Ahern was 12 years old when a tick bit her. She noticed it "perched" on her shoulder when she was taking a shower one morning. "I thought it w...

How Dogs Can Give You Lyme Disease

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

I am a big dog lover, and our family has always had a dog. But dogs carry ticks, including deer ticks that carry Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi) and other tick-borne diseases.

9 Myths About Lyme Disease, Busted

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living

Warm spring weather promises lots of fun outdoor activities, but increased time outside also ups our risk for encounters with some of nature's peskier...

The Global Search for Education: Australia - Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Today in my focus on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses around the world, I look at the situation in Australia.

What Everyone Should Know About Lyme Disease

Kris Carr | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kris Carr

The good news is that there's a lot we can all do to stop Lyme disease before it starts or to treat it effectively. So let's get this tick-busting party started and review what we'll be exploring in today's video.

The Global Search for Education: Finland -- Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Today in The Global Search for Education, I take a look at tick-borne illnesses in Finland.

Protect Your Children This Spring From Tick-Borne Diseases

John McCormick | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

As we gather our families for hikes through the woods and picnics in the park, it's important to take a few precautions, now that the warm weather has attracted an uninvited guest -- ticks carrying diseases that can make our children very sick.

The Global Search for Education: The Netherlands and Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The challenges faced by those trying to combat the silent epidemic of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are overwhelming.

Lyme Disease Rates On The Rise In This Part Of The U.S.

Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Karen Rowan, MyHealthNewsDaily Managing Editor Published: 04/17/2013 12:51 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Lyme disease is shifting northward w...