Fall 2020

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Dr. Neil Spector: A Legacy Remembered

Honoring the patient, physician, and world-class medical researcher who changed the Lyme world.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Dr. Neil Spector’s Personal Experience with Lyme Carditis Led him to Explore New Therapies

He hoped to identify potential drugs and begin testing animals within three years – a very aggressive timeline.

By Lonnie Marcum

Oncologist Neil Spector, MD, Saw Parallels Between Cancer Research and Tick-borne Diseases

Physician/Scientist’s experience with cancer and his creativity spurred new research into immunotherapy for Bartonella and Borrelia infections.

By Amanda Elam

Patients Should Have a Say in How Their Doctor Treats Them

Dr. Elizabeth Maloney reviews the uncertain science on treatment options for high-risk tick bites and Lyme rashes.

By Elizabeth Maloney, MD

Lyme Disease Symptoms Could be Mistaken for COVID-19, with Serious Consequences

Keep an eye out for summer flu-like illnesses after spending time outdoors.

By Jory Brinkerhoff

Disulfiram Shows Promise for People with Chronic Lyme Disease

Patients recover health with old drug repurposed for Lyme after proving active against Bb in a test tube

By Jennifer Shea

The Healing Power of “Realistic, Practical Hope”

Meditation teacher shares how mindfulness helped him through chronic Lyme.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

ILADS Guidelines Authors Defend Their Conclusion that Scientific Evidence from Lyme Clinical Trials is “Weak”

IDSA overstates the quality of the evidence it uses to deny care to chronically ill patients who fail standard treatment.

By Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA

Sharing Alex’s Lyme Legacy with the Girl Scouts

Project Tick aims to teach young girls about tick removal and Lyme disease prevention.

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

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