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Lyme disease patient living in her car after being discharged from Banff hospital

July 6th, 2016, Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald CANMORE — A Canmore woman with Lyme disease has been sleeping in her car since being discharged from a Banff hospital due to what she believes is a political response to the illness. Sarah Hutchison, 46, said front-line staff at Banff Mineral Springs Hospital treated her well, but believes she’s been mistreated by the health-care system while facing Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

LYME DISEASE – OUR FIGHT TO PAY IT FORWARD

June 30th, 2015 My family’s fight against Lyme disease is relatively new, but we learned quickly of the controversy surrounding Lyme Disease. Three months ago, my wife (Theresa) was bit by a tick in our backyard in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). At the time, we didn’t realize what we were dealing with. After a rapid decline in health, my wife was Continues →

Watch out in the woods: Tick season peaks in Alberta

LETHBRIDGE – Ticks are little bugs that can cause big problems. The small spider-like animals bite people and pets to fasten themselves onto skin and feed on blood. Alberta Health says that while most don’t cause serious problems,… Watch TV segment

Alberta, Canada : Rowe [MLA] wants provincewide strategy to fight Lyme disease

[CanLyme note:  It says in the article that 70-80% of people who contract Lyme disease will develop a rash.  That is untrue. Current research indicates that only a small subset of the Lyme bacteria Borrelia will cause a rash of any kind.] January 27th, 2015, by Doug Collie Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Conservative MLA Bruce Rowe says now that he’s sitting on the Continues →

Cochrane, Alberta: Bill C-442 leaves Lyme sufferers hopeful for change

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 06:00 am    By: Lindsay Seewalt Last May, the Eagle ran a story on the controversies surrounding Lyme disease and diagnosis and Chronic Lyme Disease (CLD) — the disease caused by infected ticks, largely spread by migratory birds, which is said to turn into CLD when overlooked and misdiagnosed. The story received tremendous response online and Continues →