Lyme News in March 2015

lyme news march 2015

Lyme in the News

Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — For Bill Whitten, “alternative treatment” for Lyme diseasemeans something different than it does for most people. He’s spent hours practicing various forms of martial arts, focusing intently on channelling negative energy out of his
Worcester Telegram
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease will be reported this year. Onset of the disease for the majority of people is most likely to occur in June, July and August. It is less likely from
Poughkeepsie Journal
They come out at night. They have scary teeth. They have a weird name with an extra vowel most people don’t pronounce. And they are where Lyme disease goes to die. Say hello to the opossum, the American marsupial with a pointy nose and prehensile tail …
WCAX

The report follows a bill last year preventing the medical board from disciplining doctors who treat the long-term Lyme— the existence of which is a subject of debate within the medical community. Rep. Paul Poirier says he’s no longer hearing about

Poughkeepsie Journal
Lyme disease is the number one vector-borne epidemic in the United States. It mimics common diseases such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, MS, and psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety …
NJ.com
Addressing a crowd of more than 350 people gathered in Trenton, Nobel laureate Dr. Eric Chivian asked a question: How many people have had Lyme disease or know someone who had it? Almost every hand shot up. This shouldn’t surprise most folks who …
Healio
“Multiple limitations exist for the diagnosis of early Lyme disease, including: poor sensitivity of current serological tests; subjective interpretation of immunoblots; and the subjectivity of clinical-based diagnosis, even in the presence of an
The Missoulian
This is simply a study to gather information about the size of the Lyme disease problem in the Bitterroot Valley, and to make that information available. The study does not have direct benefits to the participants – but the researchers hope the
Dr Meress from Fond du Lac, Wi joins ILADS Physician Training Team
Dr. Steven Meress, of Fox Valley Wellness Center-Midwest Hyperbarics in Fond du Lac, has joined the team of directors of International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Fund (ILADEF).
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March Lyme Events

MASS LYME CONFERENCE
March 21, 2015, Snow date: April 4, 2015
Stay tuned for more details on our website at www.MassLymeConference.com

The Lyme Disease Challenge
The international Lyme Community is uniting to plan a grassroots campaign to spread awareness. Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease!
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Ticked Off Music Fest
March 28, 2015

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! The band Cracker will be the featured artist for the March 28, 2015 Ticked Off Music Fest concert at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Special guests are Les Stroud and his band, Tony Gilkyson (X, Lone Justice), Alisa Turner, Natalie London and Hey, King, Keta, and The Zen Engines. Doors open at 6 pm.

Speakers include Out Of The Woods Book author Katina Makris, and Inanna House… See More — with Karen Kelley Sherrill, Jennifer Vanderslice, Sandi Bohle, John Bailey Donnally, Sarah Davenport, Mara Williams, Maritza Dobrin Padgett, Sara Logan Donnelly, Tony Gilkyson, Natalie London and Katina Makris.

Maine Folks: Click here for a list of events!

 Legislation Updates

Lyme Legislation in Oregon

Activist of the Month

Deb Elder, Lyme Patient/Activist
She burst onto the Lyme scene and has put together events, learned and educated others on various treamtents, such as Bee Venom Therapy (BVT) and tackled legislation (bill, SB 916). Her goal is helping Lyme patients and the Lyme community in Oregon to learn about Lyme and other tick borne infections and be able to get proper treatment for them. She runs several Facebook groups and is known as “DiveGirl Deb.”

In Memory

Andrew J. Aubuchon Read Memorial Here

Bevan Jeffery Read Memorial Here

 





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