LymeTimes Fall 2018

Lyme Disease Has Been Found in All
50 States — and Is on the Rise

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News

IGeneX ImmunoBlots — New Lyme Disease Tests

IGeneX ImmunoBlots — New Lyme Disease Tests

IGeneX, has developed two new Lyme disease tests with sensitivity shown to be greater than 90%.

Avril Lavigne Releases New Song, “Head Above Water,” About Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne Releases New Song About Lyme Disease

The story behind the lyrics is the physical and emotional toll of having a tick-borne disease.

Health & Science

Lyme Carditis: A Serious Manifestation of Lyme Disease

Lyme Carditis: A Serious Manifestation of Lyme Disease

Prompt diagnosis and treatment of this condition can prevent further complications.

Which Lyme Disease Treatments Are Most Effective?

Which Lyme Disease Treatments Are Most Effective?

MyLymeData shows which treatments patients find most helpful and which ones have the most side effects.

The Agony of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

The Agony of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

A guide on the diagnosis and treatment of mast cell activation syndrome.

patient matters

Using High-Level Mathematics to Fight Lyme Disease

Using High-Level Mathematics to Fight Lyme Disease

Deanna Needell, professor of mathematics at UCLA, is finding new ways to fight Lyme disease.

Non-relevant Tick Bite Puts Child in Hospital

“Non-relevant” Tick Bite Puts Child in Hospital

Let’s look at why tick bites are ignored in non-endemic areas.

Advocacy

A Haunting Lyme disease memoir

A Haunting Lyme disease memoir is a story of trauma, marginalization, and invalidation

A review of the book Sick, written by Lyme disease patient Porochista Khakpour.

Netflix’s Afflicted is Inflicting Damage on the Chronically Ill

Netflix’s Afflicted is Inflicting Damage on the Chronically Ill ME/CFS Patient

Netflix’s new series Afflicted portrays chronically ill ME/CFS patients as abnormal and strange.

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