8 Signs of Lyme Disease (And How to Prevent It).

Many authorities feel (Lyme Disease) is a massively underreported issue, and one that’s increasing every year.” – Marina Makous, M.D. What Is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks (on the East Coast) and deer ticks (on the West Coast). The symptoms of Lyme disease are often…

The Lyme Battle You Aren’t Seeing Behind Closed Doors

Imagine for a second that you are in pain constantly and have no idea why. You go to doctor after doctor telling them you’re in pain but they do nothing for you. They run some inadequate blood tests and say you look fine. Yup, on the outside I look fine maybe… if I ever leave…

To the Husband Googling ‘My Wife Has Lyme Disease.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month! As I sit here reflecting about my wife/baby mama/BFF/personal goddess and all that has come to pass, I can’t help but be proud of who she is and what she does. I don’t give her the credit she deserves. Shame on me for that. It seems like the extra…

5 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Lyme Disease..

Reports show growing new tick populations are spreading to new areas due to a changing climate. Humid conditions in the Northeast have led to ticks popping up in New York and New Jersey. It is not surprising then, that the number of new cases has skyrocketed to over 300,000 a year. A terrifying statistic when you…

IS YOUR FIBROMYALGIA PATIENT A CANDIDATE FOR LYME DISEASE TREATMENT?

If you have been disappointed to find your fibromyalgia patient is not getting better, you may conclude your patient is a candidate for Lyme disease treatment. The medical conditions share similar symptoms, making an accurate diagnosis challenging. Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease symptoms can include muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal complaints, difficulty concentrating, headaches and temperature, light…

Finally! A Way Homeowners Can Control Ticks That Spread Lyme Disease

With a predicated increase in the number of Lyme disease cases in the coming spring season, new research endorses the use of bait boxes to control ticks on the rodents that serve as their hosts. With cases spread across the country from coast to coast, Lyme disease is particularly prevalent in the Upper Midwest and the Northeast….

CLIMATE CHANGE IS CAUSING A DANGEROUS UPTICK IN CASES OF LYME DISEASE

Ticks that carry the pathogenic bacteria can now survive in environments where they previously would’ve frozen to death, resulting in an increased risk of infection. After reading Mary Beth Pfeiffer’s engrossing new book, Lyme, you will probably want to kill any tick you can find, donate to Lyme research, and find out if you are at risk…

New state budget includes more Lyme disease research funding.

ALBANY — State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, announced Friday that the 2018-19 state budget would include significantly more funding for Lyme disease research. Sen. Ritchie is a member of the Senate’s Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases and has cosponsored three bills this year to help stop the spread of Lyme disease and…

Can Cannabis Cure Lyme Disease?

If there’s any truth to the stories from people who had success treating Lyme disease with cannabis, weed’s antibacterial properties are likely the reason. Lyme disease is a significant problem in the U.S., and it’s getting worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme disease is the fastest-growing vector-borne infectious disease. It…

May 5 symposium covers Lyme disease

ANDOVER, Ohio — The second annual Multidisciplinary Lyme Disease Symposium will be held May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Performing Arts Center at Pymatuning Valley Schools, 5571 US Route 6 West, Andover, Ohio. This event is being sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Lyme Foundation a nonprofit organization created to…