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Tick Genome Finally Mapped – What It Means To You

After a decade-long research effort the genome of the deer tick has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Geneva Medical School and the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme … Continue reading

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New Treatment – Prevent Lyme

Fantastic news regarding Lyme prevention this week – the Medical University of Vienna along with partners have developed a antibiotic gel (azithromycin) which combats Lyme disease if used within 72 hours of being bitten. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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Kris Kristofferson: Lyme Disease not Alzheimer’s

After years of taking medication for Alzheimer’s, actor/singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson tested positive for Lyme disease. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, I want to subscribe. I understand I will only receive one email each month when there are new posts. … Continue reading

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Avril Lavigne Suffers Loss from Lyme Disease

When we suffer great loss from Lyme disease it further isolates us from people we perceive to live fulfilled lives. Usually those thoughts couldn’t be further from the truth. Take Avril Lavigne, for instance. Subscribe to Jenna's Lyme Blog Yes, … Continue reading

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Fast relief for 1st-time Lyme Sufferers

Fast relief is hardly likely, but it is what we all want. I get so many frantic emails from sufferers who have either self-diagnosed, or are sick of no answers for debilitating symptoms and want relief. I have been there. … Continue reading

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Effect of Delayed Lyme Diagnosis

SAN FRANCISCO May 29 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A nationwide survey by LymeDisease.org confirms that current methods used to diagnose and treat Lyme disease are often faulty and inadequate. The overwhelming response rate – over 6000 respondents within six weeks – demonstrates … Continue reading

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What Happened to Dr. MacDonald?

I mistakenly reported that Dr. Alan MacDonald had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s – a horrific irony that saddened all of the Lyme community. I am happy to say that although he was actually diagnosed with fronto-temporal dementia (and was not given … Continue reading

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Another Star Fights Lyme Disease: Singer Avril Lavigne

The rich and famous get the same run around as we do according to the recent press release and interview by People Magazine with Rock Star Avril Lavigne. Watch News Story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-questions-answered/story?id=30046495 [NOTE: Things on video that are incorrect: You … Continue reading

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Can You Find True or False in This Post on Chronic Lyme MSIDS?

 There are so many theories that are stated as facts by medical doctors or journalists who don’t take the time to read the pathology from the scientists (medical and licensed professionals).   I surmise that the medical doctors state what … Continue reading

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Global Warming Affects Increase in Lyme Disease Especially in Northeast

According to Outbreak News Today, an article by Harold W. Manter from the Laboratory of Parasitology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and  affiliated zoologist, Daniel Brooks warns that humans can expect more illnesses like Lyme disease to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts … Continue reading

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Desloratadine, a Common Antihistamine May Treat Lyme Disease

It is always good news when researchers find something that discourages the stealthy and seemingly incurable Lyme disease. A recent medical report was just released on February 10, 2015 by  Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD, director of the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug … Continue reading

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People Are Dying From Lyme Who Don’t Know They Have It

Yes, it is true.  Three people between the ages of 26 and 38 died from Lyme induced heart attacks between November 2012 and July of 2013 in New England (NY, CT and MA) who didn’t even know they had Lyme … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo Signs Pro-Lyme Disease Bill Into Law

The State of New York has gotten something right. A new law has been passed in New York protecting Lyme doctors from persecution thanks to the New York State Legislature, strong Lyme activism under Ellen Lubarsky, NY Coalition and Chair … Continue reading

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Studies Show Lyme Disease Persists After Antibiotic Treatment

Yes, that is a picture of Dr. Alan Steere, one of the three doctors at Yale who discovered Lyme back in 1979. So much has happened in the last three decades, but it took less than 10 years for researchers … Continue reading

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Has Columbia University’s Lyme Research Center Sold Out to IDSA?

In 2003 the excitement was contagious.  For so many thousands of people suffering with chronic Lyme disease there was finally hope on the horizon. Although the Lyme Research Center would not open until 2007, Columbia University Magazine wrote that year: … Continue reading

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Increasing Evidence Points to Major Role Birds Have in Spreading Lyme Disease

Back in 2010, Yale reported the increasing evidence that pointed to migratory birds spreading Lyme disease not just between states but around the world. A team led by School of Public Health researcher Maria Diuk-Wasser analyzed studies on 71 bird … Continue reading

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RIP Dr. Willy Burgdorfer: Scientific Community in Mourning

The discoverer of the spirochete that causes Lyme disease passed away yesterday, November 17, 2014. In 1982, researcher Willy Burgdorfer, a researcher and expert in spirochetal diseases at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, Montana, along with his colleague Alan … Continue reading

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Progress with Lyme Disease Medical Debate

At the root of Lyme patients’ struggle for care is a heated debate within the medical community over how best to diagnose Lyme disease, the reliability of laboratory tests and the major difference between the definitions of chronic Lyme disease … Continue reading

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The Risk of Getting Infected With Lyme Disease in the Bedroom

Research gathered by a group of international scientists was presented at the annual Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research. The study was conducted by an esteemed group of researchers and the abstract was published in the … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Lyme Disease

Four months ago, a 44-year-old woman was referred to me by her audiologist and ENT for acute deafness of the right ear. She is a healthy woman without any past medical history and was not on any medication. Her otolaryngologist … Continue reading

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New FDA Regulations Could Stop Innovative Test Development for Lyme Disease

The FDA wants to move forward with regulations to restrict cutting edge laboratory developed tests (LDTs), which have not required FDA approval before, requiring FDA approval for all LDTs and effectively blocking critical innovation.  Why would the FDA should restrict … Continue reading

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Larvae Infected With Lyme Disease Transovial? Good Question!

I recently received a comment from a reader who correctly (and kindly) scolded me for the lack of sources listed in my posts. I hope my readers know that my personal standard for integrity would not allow for spreading unfounded … Continue reading

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Ask Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Halperin

Last October (2013) Katie Couric produced a very interesting interview with Dr. Horowitz as a promotion of his book, “Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease.” Questions from the public about chronic Lyme disease … Continue reading

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