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

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.25.2014 | 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...

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...

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...

WATCH: Tiny Vampire Sticks It To Victim's Skin

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 10.31.2013 | Science

A tick sucking blood from a victim has been caught in action on video, in all its gory glory. The new tick-sucking video, described today (Oct. 29) ...

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.

ICK! Guess Where Scientist Found New Kind Of Tick

| Lizzie Wade | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

Tony Goldberg had been back from Uganda for only about a day when he felt a distressingly familiar itch in his nose. A veterinary epidemiologist at th...

Some Like it Hot!

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It is believed that mosquitoes are attracted to people with warm blood, so I must be very hot-blooded, because mosquitoes LOVE me.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Flea and Tick Control: Your Decision

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 07.06.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Do not fall victim to a boastful flea and tick advertising campaign by the manufacturer. Choose the best product for your pet based on your concerns and the advice of your veterinarian.

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.

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.

5 Common Spring Health Myths Debunked

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

These five seasonal health myths are more fiction than fact.

A Tick Bite Changed My Life Forever

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Sherri Connell, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis & Lyme Disease, and her husband Wayne Connell, the Founder & President of Invisible Disabilities A...

Tick-ing Time Bomb? Why Protection Against Parasites is Essential for People and Pets

Natasha Ashton | Posted 11.18.2012 | Green
Natasha Ashton

Most responsible pet parents already protect their furry friends with a monthly dose of flea and tick preventative. But while that helps, it might not be enough to keep your entire family protected against tick-borne diseases.

Lyme Disease: Is The Perfect Storm Heading Our Way?

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Leo Galland, M.D.

Two conditions are creating what may become the perfect storm for transmission of Lyme disease this spring.

Lyme Disease Map Shows Where Disease Poses Biggest Threat

AP/The Huffington Post | By HOLLY RAMER | Posted 02.07.2012 | Science

CONCORD, N.H. -- Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim co...

Beautyberry:
Fall Color at its Finest

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

As most of you know by now, I'm a summer girl. So fall, while beautiful, just reminds me that winter is all that much closer. This year, in fact, win...