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The FDA is moving to regulate Lyme testing, specifically to discontinue tests that aren’t approved ELISA or Western Blots.

The FDA is considering barring laboratory developed testing for Lyme disease.  This means that testing such as the urine LDA/PCR test through IgeneX won’t be available anymore because it isn’t compliant with the IDSA two tier testing approach of an ELISA and then a Western blot. Here is an article from Lyme Policy that has […]

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What is Lyme disease anyway?

So What Is Lyme Disease? Is the expression “Lyme disease” fighting words? Is Lyme disease a ticket through the cracks of medical care and straight to the land of frustration? Is Lyme disease an imaginary illness for people who need to complain more? Is Lyme disease a waste basket diagnosis? Is Lyme disease a political […]

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What Is Lyme Disease Anyway?

So what is Lyme disease? If you are reading this blog, you are likely aware that Lyme Disease is a political hot spot and rife for controversy. There are many many articles and publications on both sides of the debate. Discover Magazine published yet another one of these articles in the December 2013 issue. However, […]

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Andrea Caesar’s Lyme Disease Book

Many of you who have been to my office or live near Wofleboro know Andrea Caesar.  She has published a book about her Lyme Disease experience.  You can get more information about the book from the links below. The books website: http://www.twistoflymebook.com/A_Twist_of_Lyme/Home.html   The facebook page, which also announces signings https://www.facebook.com/SteveClarkNd/posts/233351720160139

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An article from Discover Magazine about Borrelia Down south.

Hi.  Here’s an article from Discover Magazine talking about the presence and political turmoil about Lyme Disease down south.  You can see in the article that the Lone Star Tick was tested positive for various species of Borrelia, but there is still a debate if Lyme Disease exists down there. It’s really difficult to treat […]

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Lyme Disease Article by Stephen Harrod Buhner

Hi.  This article was published in a magazine called “wisdom” and I consider this article well articulated with great descriptions. Enjoy http://wisdom-magazine.com/Article.aspx/3130/ Lyme Disease: Some Thoughts On It’s Coinfections By Stephen Harrod Buhner Author of Healing Lyme Disease Coinfections. Originally published in Wisdom (of the heavens, earth, body, mind & Soul). Www.wisdom-magazine.com May/June. New England […]

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Great article about not getting stuck on a lyme diagnosis

http://www.livescience.com/38959-lyme-disease-misdiagnosed-illnesses.html

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To Deet or Not to Deet

I’m often asked what bug spray people should use and how effective it is for mosquito and ticks.  Generally I suggest people use herbal bug repellents for short periods of time (20-30 minutes) and reapply them when the bugs start to bite again.  For heavy bug exposure or long term exposure I usually recommend DEET.  […]

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Size Doesn’t Matter!

Size doesn’t matter! Please don’t judge a tick by it’s size. The younger (larva and nymph) of the deer and dog tick are indistinguishable by size. (picture from CDC, edited by Steve Clark, N.D.) An engorged deer tick can get quite large as well. Depending on the amount of engorgement, the size of the dog/wood […]

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Bitten by a deer tick, what do I do? HELP!

I’ve been bitten by a deer tick! What do I do? HELP!   I don’t think anyone enjoys sending or receiving this message.   The official IDSA answer to this question is to take 200 mg of Doxycycline 1 dose once and you have no problems. I’ve discussed this treatment strategy elsewhere. For this blog […]

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