As the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States, Lyme disease has been getting a lion’s share of the attention lately. But ticks — the U.S. has almost 100 varieties but only a few bite humans — can be hosts to nearly a dozen other diseases that can be passed on to you and […]
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By Huffington Post
April 26, 2017
I’ve seen more Lyme disease headlines over the past couple of months than ever before. It’s a good thing and a terrible thing. It means that news organizations and magazines are finally paying attention to this often-devastating disease and making an effort to inform the public about it. It’s […]
Ticks are already making surprise appearances! Coming soon to your own backyard!
ctPost, March 25, 2017
Spring has barely sprung, and it’s already shaping up to be a particularly rough year for Lyme disease ticks and other tick-borne diseases.
That’s according to staff at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, who said an unusually high number of ticks were […]
Lyme bill: How patients’ voices nearly were silenced by Congress
Poughkeepsie Journal, Dec. 16, 2016:
By John Ferro
For the longest time, those afflicted with Lyme disease — and the people who advocate for them — have sought a seat at the table.
They’ve wanted to be heard, in a meaningful way, by those who set policy about disease definitions, treatment standards, […]
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to fight Lyme Disease. Now the bill heads to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. If signed into law, coordination efforts between medical companies and doctors will recognize and address tick-borne illnesses within patients.
“This is an important advancement to help combat the growing epidemic of Lyme disease,” said […]
Bethesda Magazine profiles a Maryland physician who has his medical license on the line to help Lyme patients.
From Bethesda Magazine, November-December 2016
By David Frey
When Melissa Brinsfield wakes up, she never knows if it’s going to be a good day or a bad one. Will she be able to handle the press of people on the […]
Ms. Smith will present current Lyme Disease issues to the WIG conference in hopes to help educate and benefit state legislators across the country in their decision making.
“LDA President Pat Smith has been invited by the Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) topeak at its 17th Annual Southern & 18th Annual Eastern Regional Conference (9/29-10/1) […]
It takes an extraordinary person to be able to share a gift and Barbara Savin is one of those people. She is an author and consultant for the California Health and Longevity Institute. Her book is based on a holistic approach to promote healing of the body, mind, and spirit. In a recent interview on […]
Susan Green, legislative counsel for NatCapLyme, talks about her experience with Lyme disease. She says she tested negative for Lyme four times before finally testing positive the fifth time.
Massachusetts is ranked second in the nation for confirmed Lyme disease cases. Misdiagnosis and mistreatment is common among patients to which they suffer long-term effects of the disease. With new legislation, this won’t be a problem anymore. By allowing patients access to proper care while paying next to nothing, they are able to rejoin society […]