What else helped you get through the grueling treatment of Lyme disease? Staying off of alcohol and pot, and eating really
And please make my birthday wish come true: go suck a lime and do your part to draw awareness to this epidemic. It matters more than you may know.
According to the New England Center of Investigative Reporting, ticks, and cases of Lyme Disease, are on the rise especially in New England where 5,500 Massachusetts residents are infected every year.
This animated map shows the spread of Lyme disease across the U.S. from 2001 to 2013. (Map: CDC, GIF: Shan Wang for NECIR
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
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.
NorVect will be open to medical professionals, to patients and to those with a special interest in vector-borne diseases
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.
Congressman Smith: Lyme disease is the most common tick borne illness in the U.S. and is also endemic in areas of Europe
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.
Today in my focus on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses around the world, I look at the situation in Australia.