NEWS: Boston radio station takes big look at "Living with Lyme"
In a weeklong series, NPR station WBUR looks at the difficulties in fighting and treating Lyme disease.
From the website of WBUR:
We’ve all heard about Lyme disease: that it is spreading throughout New England, that it can be tricky to diagnose, and that it can wreak havoc on patients’ lives.
But clear, reliable information — on the disease’s prevalence, how to avoid getting it, how most doctors now believe it should be treated, and what to do if you fear you’ve been exposed — can be hard to come by.
From June 25-29, WBUR is exploring this public health issue. We’ll delve into the difficulties of tracking the disease, explore the history of attempts to develop a vaccine, spotlight the latest thinking on treatment, and tell the stories of patients who know these issues firsthand.
BOSTON — Controversy still exists over the long-term diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.
We host an expert panel to discuss prevention, coping with the disease, and changing our thinking and behavior as tick-borne diseases become more prevalent.
As part of WBUR’s series, an emergency physician explains what you should do if you think you’ve been exposed to Lyme.
A personal story of one woman’s battle with what her doctor says is Lyme disease highlights a deep rift in the medical community. Here is a preview of what one doctor, and the majority of the medical establishment, has to say.