Robert G. Murray, DDS

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia 

Robert Murray has a biology background, with summer employment from the National Research Council and Department of Fisheries, while he studied dentistry at Dalhousie University. He established a dental practice in the first collaborative Medical/Dental Centre in Lunenburg in 1973.

Rob retired after 40 year practice with multiple physical complaints. He went on to self-diagnose Lyme borreliosis (LB) followed by medical diagnostics after researching the disease for an 84 year old friend.

Rob recognized that not being able to lift one’s feet when skating was not normal aging, nor were many other symptoms. He already knew of the political problems and gaps in knowledge in the medical community when it came to LB and is determined to stay in Nova Scotia to change conditions on the ground for present and future patients.

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Dispatches by Robert Murray

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Tick removal kits

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Prevention tips

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Regular tick checks are a way to check your body for crawling or embedded ticks. Check everywhere including these hotspots.
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Tick removal

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If you’ve discovered an embedded tick on yourself or someone else there are a few important things to remember.
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Lyme basics

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By taking the right precautions and spreading the word, you can effectively protect yourself, and your family, from Lyme.