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The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) was created to promote a more complete and comprehensive understanding of Lyme disease and related illnesses through research, education and advocacy to help reduce misdiagnosis and improve treatments for Lyme disease.
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Recognizing symptoms and learning how to talk to your doctor are the first steps towards treatment.
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Understanding Lyme disease is the best way to prevent, diagnose and treat it.
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This recent Canadian study articulates many of the concerns that Lyme patients have, including the concern that mothers have…
Where there are ticks, there’s often Lyme disease
Lyme disease is caused by an infection that is most often transmitted by ticks, but it can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.
Ticks can attach to your body without being seen or felt, and diagnosis can be difficult due to symptom presentation, testing protocols and other challenges.
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Dr. Monica Embers, Director of Vector-Borne Disease Research at Tulane University, discusses the difference between antibiotic tolerance and resistance…
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Published December 29, 2023 in Healthcare Authored by Jennifer L. Fagen, Jeremy A. Shelton, Jenna Luché-Thayer Abstract: Even though…
This recent study from Johns Hopkins University reveals that Black patients in their clinic and research studies received a…
An article in BNN is once again shining a spotlight on the systemic dysfunction in the Canadian healthcare system…
Research confirms presence of Borrelia cyst-like structures after antibiotic treatment and uncovers a unique localization of Borrelia species in the brain
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