IDSA Extends Lyme Comment Period

If you haven’t already commented on the IDSA’s proposed plan to change Lyme disease guidelines, it’s not too late! They’ve extended the comment period until April 24. Please don’t get discouraged by the complicated format that the IDSA requires comments … Continued

The Problem with the IDSA Revising Lyme Guidelines

The¬†Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is rewriting the guidelines for Lyme disease, but they have left two very important groups of people out of the discussion: patients with Lyme and the people who treat them. They did appoint a … Continued

“Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease” Challenge

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If the Ice Bucket Challenge taught us nothing else, it showed how issuing a challenge to the world will help spread the word like wildfire! In the same spirit of wanting to help raise awareness and get people talking, the … Continued

Caring for and Healing Kids

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As a Vermont mother of a child with Lyme disease, Rebecca Zelis has launched a new website for Caring for and Healing children with the disease and other tick-borne related illnesses. It is not easy to care for a child … Continued

Lyme Disease TED Talk

Invisible Illness and Incommunicable Diseases: Emily Reach White at TEDxGreenville

LabCorp Denying Western Blot Tests

As if it wasn’t already hard enough to actually get diagnosed with Lyme disease, LabCorp has just made it that much harder to get a definitive diagnosis: Labcorp will not offer a western blot test for individuals unless they are … Continued

Tick Bites Can Make You Allergic to Meat

Ticks that can cause a severe allergy to meat are spreading in the U.S.: … at least 1,500 people in the United States…suffer allergic reactions after eating meat, and doctors interviewed by Popular Science believe such cases are on the … Continued

Middlebury College to Offer Lyme Disease Course This Fall

Middlebury College is offering a course about Lyme disease this fall. Here’s the course description: *Lyme Disease* Lyme disease is fascinating from medical, public health, and ecological perspectives. In this seminar we will explore the disease in an interdisciplinary fashion. … Continued