Listen To “Twist of Lyme”: WHMP Radio

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Dr. Bernard Raxlen, a NY Dr. who treats Lyme patients, a member of ILADS, and Trish McCleary, member of the Massachusettes Lyme Commission and founder of S.L.A.M., an LDA supporter group, are featured with other panelists July 31, 8  – 10am.  WHMP Radio Show

Dr. Bernard Raxlen, a NY Dr. who treats Lyme patients, a member of ILADS, and Trish McCleary, member of the Massachusettes Lyme Commission and founder of S.L.A.M., an LDA supporter group, are featured with other panelists July 31, 8  – 10am.  http://www.whmp.com/play_window.php?audioType=Episode&;audioId=5964506


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   

CONTACT:   Monte Belmonte, Program Director WHMP Radio  

(413) 586-7400 or monte@wrsi.com

 July 26, 2012                                                                                                                                   

 

LYME DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OPTIONS, THE TOPIC OF

“TWIST OF LYME–A WHMP RADIO COMMUNITY FORUM”

 

Tuesday, July 31st ,  8-10 a.m. from Sylvester’s Restaurant, 111 Pleasant Street,  Northampton

and on WHMP AM1400/AM1240/AM1600/FM96.9 and WHMP.com

  

Lyme disease is a problematic health problem that has wreaked havoc on thousands of patients’ lives in Western Massachusetts.  Lyme can be tricky to diagnose, and doctors differ on how to treat it.  That can make clear facts and reliable information on diagnosis and treatment hard to come by.   

 

On Tuesday, July 31st, WHMP Radio is dedicating its monthly WHMP Community Forum to exploring this vexing public health issue.  We’ll look into the difficulties in tracking the disease, and will explore the latest thinking on treatment.  We’ll also feature a Western Mass. Lyme patient who knows these issues firsthand. 

 

Our panelists for this event will include two physicians:  Dr. Bill Swiggard, an infectious disease specialist at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, and Dr. Bernard Raxlen, a New York physician who treats Lyme patients from throughout the Northeast,  and is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.  

 

Other panelists include Trish McCleary, a member of the Massachusetts Lyme Commission and member of the Massachusetts Lyme Legislation Advocacy Group, as well as Elizabeth Rosati, a resident of the Feeding Hills neighborhood of Agawam who suffers from Lyme disease. 

 

WHMP listeners are encouraged to participate by submitting questions in advance by email to WHMP News Director Denise Vozella, at   dvozella@whmp.com,   and via the station’s Face Book page at  http://www.facebook.com/events/306154179467788/.  

 

 The event is also open to the public, so audience participation and media coverage is welcome.   WHMP invites listeners to join us for a cup of coffee, and some good conversation.  WHMP Radio produces community forums on a monthly basis to cover major news topics of interest to our listeners. 

 

“Twist of Lyme-A WHMP Radio Community Forum” is made possible with financial support from Valley Medical Group, Keeping the community healthy for over 25 years.  

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