Fight Lyme

By stacievb | Educating the public about Lyme disease & other tick-borne diseases, as well as how to prevent tick bites. (And remember to check your pets too)

How This Doctor Finally Diagnosed His Lyme Disease

In the early 1970s, a cluster of 39 children who lived and played in heavily wooded areas of Lyme, Connecticut, experienced inexplicable symptoms of …

Medicine

Lady Gaga and 7 More Celebrities On Living With Chronic Illness

Last week, Lady Gaga postponed the European leg of her “Joanne” world tour, announcing via Instagram that “trauma and chronic pain” are keeping her …

Pain

Shania Twain Says Now Is "Not a Divorce Album," Opens Up About Lyme Disease Diagnosis

<b>Shania Twain</b> is back with a new album and a new tour!<p>The singer's new album <i>Now</i>, is out this Friday, Sept. 29. But before the record is released, the …

Shania Twain

Debbie Gibson Opens Up About Her Lyme Disease in First DWTS Rehearsal Footage

<i>PEOPLE is celebrating the Sept. 18 premiere of</i> Dancing with the Stars<i>‘ 25th season with 25 days of exclusive interviews, fun retrospectives, and new</i> …

Celebrity Gossip

How Lyme Disease Nearly Destroyed Yolanda Hadid: ‘There Was a Lot of Internal Learning to Do About Myself’

After an excruciating five-year battle with Lyme disease, Yolanda Hadid is finally in what “feels like recovery.” While she’s regained her life, the …

Lyme Disease

Prominent Neurologist Calls Lyme Disease 'A Human Rights Concern'

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 …

Fibromyalgia

Shania Twain Was ‘Shattered’ by Divorce as She Battled Lyme Disease: ‘I Never Thought I Would Sing Again’

Shania Twain feared she would never sing again after a battle with Lyme disease affected her vocal cords and caused her to withdraw from the …

Shania Twain

What is Lyme Disease? Everything You Need to Know About the Tick-Borne Infection That Yolanda Hadid Is Battling

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, former <i>Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</i> star Yolanda Hadid opens up about her battle with late-stage Lyme disease, and …

Disease

The PEOPLE Pet Vet on How to Protect Your Pet During One of the Worst Tick Seasons Ever

Health officials are cautioning that 2017 could bring the worst tick season in recent memory.<p>According to Time, climate change and milder winters …

Celebrity Gossip

Family Spreads Awareness After Toddler Dies Of Suspected Tick-Borne Illness

Kenley died eight days after showing symptoms<p>The family of a toddler who passed away this week is speaking out to warn parents about the dangers of …

Public Health

15 Useful Facts About Lyme Disease

As summer nears and you spend more time outdoors in one of the many beautiful natural spots in the United States, be sure to dress for the …

Should I burn a tick off? 5 common myths about ticks

Disease

Higher tick populations or not, take precautions against Lyme disease

Recent media reports have suggested that tick populations in Pennsylvania may be particularly high this year, leading to an increased risk of Lyme …

Disease

Alec Baldwin latest celebrity to battle Lyme disease: What is it?

Alec Baldwin is the latest celebrity to open up about his battle with chronic Lyme disease.<p>Baldwin said he has struggled with chronic Lyme disease for 17 years after he was bitten by a deer tick, treated, and then bitten again a few years later.<p>“The first time was the worst of all,” Baldwin said. …

Disease

Alec Baldwin: 'I thought I'd die' alone of Lyme disease

Alec Baldwin

Mom Notices Daughter 'Acting Weird' and Won't Stand Up. Then the Doctor Checks Her Hair...

Amanda Lewis/Facebook<p>When a mom suspects something is wrong with her child, it's because <i>she knows</i> that something is wrong.<p>Amanda Lewis recognized …

How to know if you have Lyme disease, which affects 300,000 Americans yearly

Keep this in mind the next time you go for a hike in a wooded or grassy area: Tiny critters called deer ticks often carry Lyme-disease-causing bacteria, which is spread by their bite. May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month — and recent CDC estimates suggest Lyme disease, once thought of as fairly …

Disease

Forbidding Forecast For Lyme Disease In The Northeast

Last summer Felicia Keesing returned from a long trip and found that her home in upstate New York had been subjected to an invasion.<p><b>What Causes Pandemics? We Do</b><p>In this series, NPR explores the causes behind our new hyperinfectious era. Join the conversation with the hashtag #KillerViruses or tweet …

Disease

This Heartbreaking Video Shows What Lyme Disease Looks Like At Its Worst

Rachel Battersby was on the adventure of a lifetime in 2010 when she began suffering from mysterious flu-like symptoms. At the time, the Queensland, …

Disease

Woman posts video writhing in agony to show the impact of Lyme Disease

A 26-year-old woman has shared a distressing clip of herself writhing around in agony on her bed to display the debilitating impact Lyme Disease has …

Lyme Disease

Video shows woman withering in pain while suffering symptoms of Lyme disease

In the last month, Rachel Battersby has been taken to the hospital four times for debilitating body spasms due to Lyme disease. Now the Australian woman is fundraising to go to Germany for medical treatment.<p>More on this...<p>The Lyme disease debate: Can the condition be chronic?<p>CDC discovers new …

Disease

A new Lyme disease vaccine will soon be tested on Americans and Europeans

A French biotech company just took a crucial step toward preventing vexing new cases of Lyme disease, an epidemic that's spreading across the United States and Europe.<p>Valneva, which has been developing a preventative vaccine for the disease, announced on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration …

Medicine

Long-Forgotten Research Unearths New Mystery about Lyme Disease

The tick hunter was hopeful he had found the cause of the disabling illness, recently named Lyme disease, that was spreading anxiety through leafy …

Medicine

Bella Hadid Gets Real About Living With Lyme Disease

For Bella Hadid, modeling means battling the daily physical distress of living with Lyme disease.<p>Speaking to <i>Us Weekly</i> during the Global Lyme …

Bella Hadid

Long-Forgotten Research Suggests a Secondary Bacterium Behind Lyme Disease

The plot thickens.<p>On paper, Lyme disease is a straightforward enough condition - it's a disease spread by the tick-borne <i>Borrelia</i> bacteria that can …

Medicine

Bella Hadid Reveals How Her Lyme Disease Affects Her Modeling: ‘I Still Shake When I Do Red Carpets’

Making it work. <b>Bella Hadid</b> opened up about how her battle with Lyme disease affects her career while attending the Global Lyme Alliance’s second …

The secret Swiss Agent: Puzzling comments reveal new twist to the Lyme disease saga

While I was conducting a 2013 biographical interview with Willy Burgdorfer, PhD, the discoverer of the Lyme disease bacterium, he reluctantly …

Medicine

Watch Bella Hadid Describe Modeling While Struggling with Lyme Disease

"I nap a lot on set. I sleep a lot at night," the model reveals.<p>As one of the go-to models in the fashion industry, Bella Hadid's life is certainly …

Bella Hadid opened up about her daily painful struggle with Lyme disease, and we really feel for her

Bella Hadid is such an incredible model and inspiration. She’s always so real and hardworking, and on top of that, she’s only 20 years old!<p>And she …