Yolanda Foster tops 5-year Lyme hit parade
The Real Housewife’s struggle with Lyme disease is by far the most-accessed news story on our blogs.
Five years ago this month, LymeDisease.org (then called the California Lyme Disease Association) launched a new and exciting project—our news blogs. The idea was to put news and commentary on Lyme-related subjects into one easy-to-find online location. Thus began my blog, Touched by Lyme, and Lorraine Johnson’s Lyme Policy Wonk. We’ve also posted links to a wide variety of news articles and event listings, as well as periodic offerings by guest writers.
According to Google Analytics, here are the 10 most-viewed subjects in that five-year period:
Starting with a tweet on Dec. 8, 2012, and continuing to this day, the star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” has shared her Lyme disease treatment odyssey with the world. Click above to watch her heart-wrenching speech about Lyme from April 2013.
April, 2012. Dr. Phil featured several Lyme patients, including his show’s long-time producer, as well as doctors on both sides of the Lyme controversy. Click above for more about this much-watched program.
On July 30, 2009, we provided live-blogging of this historic event, as well as an opportunity for people to comment. Click above to re-live the moment.
In February 2012, the Lyme Policy Wonk posted a 5-part series analyzing this critically important research, and how the delay of its publication harmed Lyme patients. Click above for segment one, which links to the whole series.
Guest blogger & Lyme advocate Barbara Arnold, an attorney who practices disability law, discusses what’s needed for a Lyme patient to receive SSDI benefits.
March 15, 2010. My profile of Dr. Martz, who was featured in the book Cure Unknown and the documentary Under Our Skin.
In 2011, we launched what turned out to be the largest survey of Lyme patients ever undertaken.
In 2013, we launched a survey looking at the economic and quality of life impact of Lyme disease.
April 1, 2013. Guest blogger Jennifer Crystal says there is no magic secret to getting over chronic Lyme disease.
June 10, 2011. The heart-breaking story of a young man who could no longer tolerate the pain of Lyme disease.
What “hits” will the next five years bring?
TOUCHED BY LYME is written by Dorothy Kupcha Leland, LymeDisease.org’s VP for Education and Outreach. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.