What a tremendous disservice the New York Times has done printing an article in 2019 that carries a message that doctors, supposedly experts in the field, tell parents of children who they diagnose with Lyme “ Great news, it’s Lyme disease, that’s the best thing it could be….It’s baloney that you can’t cure Lyme disease, […]
The last year has seen a flurry of activity in Washington. Here’s the scoop on the bills, briefings, and bipartisan politics.
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Brian Dashore: “How My Differing Childhood Experiences Impacted My Educational Life”…. I clearly recall running at baseball practice when my left leg started to drag. I was only 6 years old, and I just kept trying to run. A burning sensation ran up to my pelvis. My coach thought I pulled a muscle and sent me home … After a battery of tests including nuclear full body bone scans and 20 tubes of blood, they put me in a wheelchair […]
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Congressman Christopher H. Smith (NJ-04): “A Message from Congressman Chris Smith”…. As the co-chair of the bipartisan House Lyme Disease Caucus, I am deeply grateful and inspired by the Lyme Disease Association, other NGOs, family caregivers, Lyme literate docs, and—above all—the patients who continue to press our government to invest more in research for a cure, the prevention and best treatment options for those with Lyme. […]
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger, Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, MD, PLLC: “Why Patients with Chronic Lyme-MSIDS Should Have Hope” …. These doctors all wanted to know how to treat their sickest and most resistant patients with chronic Lyme symptoms who were also being adversely affected by environmental illness […]
May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger, James (Jim) L. Occi, MA, MS: “Scientists Predict a Bad Year for Ticks.” Oh Really? …. the most important reason is that there are very few surveillance programs. How can we predict that any given year is going to have more ticks than another if no one is “counting” ticks???
May Awareness guest blogger, Dr. William V. Padula OD: “The Visual Consequences of Lyme Disease: Early Diagnosis and Treatment”…. Vision is often affected by Lyme disease yet the symptoms are often mistaken for other problems associated with functional ocular disorders, balance, movement and cognition […]
Lyme disease symptoms and signs can vary depending on what stage of Lyme disease the patient has. Lyme disease is an infection caused by either Borrelia burgdorferi or Borrelia mayonii 1 bacteria, the latter recently discovered in the Midwest to cause Lyme disease. Both bacteria are transmitted by the Ixodes scapularis tick (deer tick).
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) reports that the total number of CDC reported 2016 Lyme cases are now available. Never saw them? Not surprising. In the past, the CDC consistently reported Lyme numbers on a weekly basis, as they do with the other reportable diseases in its MMWR Report, which is published weekly. The last weekly case numbers reported, however, were reported one year ago for 2016.