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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)

Rare Case Of "Tick Paralysis" Left A 5-Year-Old Girl Temporarily Unable To Move Or Speak

The girl has since recovered, but her story is a reminder of the dangers of tick-borne illnesses.<p>It's always unsettling to find a tick attached to your body. But a mother in Mississippi is warning others after a rare tick-borne toxin left her daughter temporarily unable to walk or speak.<p>Last week, …

Mass. counties have some of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the US

Counties in Massachusetts have some of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country.<p>During the five-year stretch ending in 2015 — the most recent …

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 …

Mariah Carey And 8 More Celebrities On Living With Chronic Illness

Photo, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP.<p>In a new interview with <i>People</i>, Mariah Carey revealed that she has been struggling with bipolar II disorder since …

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

| Wed., Sep. 27, 2017 1:03 PM<p><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 …

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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> …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Tick season is in full swing.<p>If you've been told ticks jump off of trees and onto your body, and that the best way to remove a tick is burning it off, it's time to read up.<p>When it comes to ticks, there are many common myths about how to treat tick bites and remove them. We talked to Durland Fish, a …

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 …

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. …

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

One day after his season finale impersonating Donald Trump on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Alec Baldwin appeared at a California fundraiser and finally talked about his struggle with Lyme disease, the chronic illness he's had for 17 years.<p>He thought he would die of it after he was bitten by a deer tick, …

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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 …

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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 rare, …

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 …

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This Heartbreaking Video Shows Lyme Disease 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, …

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

The clip shows her on bed in extreme pain as she battles the bacterial condition

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>Battersby, 25, of Tugun, Queensland, posted a video on Australian fundraising …

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

Valneva, which has been developing a preventative vaccine for the disease, announced on Friday that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave it permission to start clinical trials of the treatment on people.<p>The European Union's Clinical Trial Application also gave Valneva a similar go-ahead.<p>"We …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 - Scope

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