The Lyme Disease Association thanks Congressman Chris Smith and Dr. Richard Horowitz for their valiant efforts to help a chronic Lyme disease patient hospitalized with COVID-19. The following Blog, posted on his Facebook, is reprinted with permission from Dr. Richard Horowitz. The LDA applauds these two courageous individuals trying to buck the system to save a life.
LDA Guest Blogs
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 […]