Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease

This past Friday, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, attending physician at Harvard Medical School and co-director of Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown (SRH) traveled to one of the nation’s front lines in the public health battle against Lyme disease to speak to a group of Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians. “I…

Según los investigadores, el dolor en la fibromialgia puede estar relacionado con la disfunción de la médula espinal

La disfunción en el procesamiento de la médula espinal puede ser responsable del dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia (FM), según un estudio titulado “Período silente cutáneo prolongado en fibromialgia que sugiere una sensibilización central como patogénesis” y publicado en la revista PLOS One. La fibromialgia se caracteriza por dolor crónico generalizado, entre otros síntomas, pero…

CDC report warns Lyme disease is slowly expanding its geographic reach

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sheds light on the expansion of Lyme disease cases in the United States. The report suggests that the infectious disease — which was once thought to be confined to the Northeast of the U.S. — has established a much larger foothold in recent years. The report found more than a…

Why I’m Urging Everyone to Create a Tick Kit.

I want you to create a Tick Kit. Yes, that’s right. A Tick Kit. I may be a tad obsessed, but I prefer the word aware. I’m aware because it’s real. It happens to anyone. Anywhere. Any age. And it is hell. A daily, living hell. If you are close to someone who has battled…

5 Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Lyme Disease.

Reports show growing new tick populations are spreading to new areas due to a changing climate. Humid conditions in the Northeast have led to ticks popping up in New York and New Jersey. It is not surprising then, that the number of new cases has skyrocketed to over 300,000 a year. A terrifying statistic when you…

To the Person Diagnosed With Lyme Disease Who’s Not Getting Better

I was you once. Two and a half long years ago. When you finally receive the diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease, it may feel like a huge weight has been lifted from your shoulders. You’ve been in pain and struggling for so long with no answers. Now that you have one, you may think life will get easier,…

IS YOUR FIBROMYALGIA PATIENT A CANDIDATE FOR LYME DISEASE TREATMENT?

If you have been disappointed to find your fibromyalgia patient is not getting better, you may conclude your patient is a candidate for Lyme disease treatment. The medical conditions share similar symptoms, making an accurate diagnosis challenging. Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease symptoms can include muscle pain, fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal complaints, difficulty concentrating, headaches and temperature, light…

The Lyme Battle You Aren’t Seeing Behind Closed Doors

Imagine for a second that you are in pain constantly and have no idea why. You go to doctor after doctor telling them you’re in pain but they do nothing for you. They run some inadequate blood tests and say you look fine. Yup, on the outside I look fine maybe… if I ever leave…