Fall 2017

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Why are Lyme Disease Cases Missing in the South and West? (Do Dogs Know More Than the CDC?)

Other sources indicate much more Lyme disease cases in these 24 states than the CDC does

By Lorraine Johnson, JD, MBA

You Are Not Alone Anymore: Jesse Ruben’s Battle with Lyme Disease

Singer’s poignant anthem encourages sufferers around the world

By Tiffany Salmon

5300-Year-Old “Iceman” Is First Recorded Case of Lyme Disease

DNA analysis of pelvis shows evidence of Borrelia burgdorferi

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Dealing with Lyme Disease and Mold Illness at the Same Time

According to Dr. Raj Patel, mold treatment can play a huge role in Lyme recovery

By Lonnie Marcum

Mast Cell Activation

When the immune system goes haywire

By Lonnie Marcum

What the Media Don’t Tell You about Lyme Disease (but Should)

There’s more to Lyme disease than “check for ticks”

By David Michael Connor

A Teenager’s Story: Born with Lyme Disease. Finally on Road to Recovery

“Finding a doctor willing to treat us was like looking for a needle in a haystack.”

By Elizabeth Hancock

Why Are Physically Sick Children Labeled as Mentally Ill?

A first step toward empowerment of patients in decisions that affect their own lives

By Jessie Bedrinana

CDC Ignores Ethics, Attacks “Chronic Lyme”

People with Lyme disease, along with their doctors and advocates, are the ones who will suffer mightily from it

By Dorothy Kupcha Leland

Feds Setting up Tick-Borne Diseases Working Group

Nominations are in; advocates cross fingers that the right people will be chosen

By Phyllis Mervine

New York State Senate Holds Hearing on Lyme Disease

Well-organized and full of good information, it should help educate lawmakers

By Lonnie Marcum

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