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New podcast: Exploring Lyme antibiotics with Dr. Kim Lewis

Sarah explores the latest advances in Lyme disease treatment with Dr. Kim Lewis, a researcher, author, University Distinguished Professor and director of Antimicrobial Discovery Center at Northeastern University in Boston. He specializes in molecular science and is currently researching persister cells that lead to tolerance to antibiotics, uncultured bacteria of the environment and the microbiome…

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Harvard study identifies symptom clusters in Lyme patients with persistent symptoms

A retrospective study of 270 post-treatment Lyme patients identified the most debilitating neurological symptoms, paving the way for future studies on root causes of disease and better treatments. The largest study to-date characterizing ongoing symptoms [1] of Lyme patients after antibiotic treatment has been published by a group of investigators at Harvard-affiliated hospitals and Invisible International, a non-profit organization….

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WNBA player – An Open Letter About My Health

I take 64 pills a day. Sixty-four pills: That’s 25 before breakfast, another 20 after breakfast, another 10 before dinner, and another 9 before bed. I take 64 pills a day, and I feel like it’s slowly killing me. Or if it’s not killing me, directly, then I at least know one thing for sure:…

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Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group

Abstract Objective: Chronic Lyme disease has been a poorly defined term and often dismissed as a fictitious entity. In this paper, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) provides its evidence-based definition of chronic Lyme disease. Definition: ILADS defines chronic Lyme disease (CLD) as a multisystem illness with a wide range of symptoms and/or…

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CBC Radio: Why patients are caught in the battle over treating chronic Lyme disease

Medical experts and guidelines divided over chronic or post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome CBC Radio · Posted: Sep 20, 2019 4:45 PM ET “For much of her life, Jane Bailey was in peak physical condition. But that all changed in the summer of 2013, when a tick made a temporary home inside her ear canal. “It was in…

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Parenting When Children Have Lyme Disease: Fear, Frustration, Advocacy

Emilie M. Gaudet 1 , Odette N. Gould 1,*, Vett Lloyd 2 1 Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1C7 Canada 2 Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB E4L 1G7 Canada * Author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Healthcare 2019, 7(3), 95; doi.org/10.3390/healthcare7030095 Abstract Increasing numbers of Canadians, including children and adolescents, are being infected…

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CDC Endorsement of Single Dose Antibiotic for Lyme Disease Prevention Challenged

Advocates claim policy harms patients and violates HHS standards for information quality Washington, DC – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Advocates for Lyme disease patients are calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to withdraw its endorsement of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of Lyme disease after a tick bite. A…

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Prominent New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist calls Lyme disease a human rights concern.

Mar 22, 2018 Dr. Frid is a New York-based board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist who specializes in infection-induced autoimmune disorders. I first met Dr. Frid in Amsterdam last May, where she was speaking at the Lyme disease awareness event Something Inside So Strong. We had a chance to speak about Lyme disease there and then again…

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Late Disseminated Lyme Disease: Associated Pathology and Spirochete Persistence Post-Treatment in Rhesus Macaques

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.11.005 Nicholas A. Crossland, Xavier Alvarez, Monica E. Embers Abstract Non-human primates currently serve as the best experimental model for Lyme disease due to their close genetic homology with humans and demonstration of all three phases of disease following infection with Borreliella (Borrelia) burgdorferi (Bb). We investigated the pathology associated with late disseminated Lyme disease (12 to…

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Winnipegger traveled to New York for Lyme disease treatment

Meghan Roberts, CTV Winnipeg  Published Sunday, August 23, 2015 9:23PM CST A Winnipeg man says he travelled to New York State to get treatment for his chronic Lyme disease. Richard Underwood joined the Canadian Forces in 2007 as a teen. He believes that’s when he contracted the disease. Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks,…

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Lyme disease subverts immune system, prevents future protection

July 2nd, 2015 – University of California, Davis  The bacteria that cause Lyme disease are able to trick an animal’s immune system into not launching a full-blown immune response or developing lasting immunity to the disease, report researchers at the University of California, Davis. The discovery may explain why some human patients remain vulnerable to…

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Global TV BC: Why Lyme Disease is on the rise

Why is Lyme disease on the rise. Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation President and Founder Jim Wilson discusses the issues in an always too short but very appreciated interview. Your browser does not support frames. Click here to view the frameless video..

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Could You Have Lyme Disease And Not Even Know It?

The scary truth about this sneaky illness. by ZAHRA BARNES JUNE 1, 2015 After you get home from a glorious summer hike, you probably do a few things: post photos of the great outdoors to Instagram, take a quick shower, and chow down on some post-workout snacks. But if checking yourself for ticks isn’t a part of that…

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Lyme disease controversies over diagnosis, treatment at Canada’s first complex, chronic disease program clinic

By Pamela Fayerman Dr. Lucy Kinninmonth has been to about 20 different medical specialists in the past year, all of whom doubt she’s got chronic Lyme disease even though her symptoms, along with a blood test she had in the U.S., confirmed it, as far as she’s concerned. The Port Coquitlam veterinarian is now one of 650…

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Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.

Press release: August 28th, 2013  Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation withdraws endorsement of the Complex Chronic Disease Program at the BC Women’s Hospital.  The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) today announced it is withdrawing its support for the BC Complex Chronic Disease Clinic. The Clinic was initially proposed to address inadequate diagnostics and treatment for Lyme…