Lyme Disease

Preventing Tick Bites

In order to be well prepared to prevent tick bites (and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease), it’s helpful to know some basic facts about ticks and Lyme disease: Deer ticks transmit Lyme disease as well as Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, Borrelia miyamotoi disease and Powassan virus. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in…
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What You Need to Know About Getting Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite

How Likely Are You to Contract Lyme Disease from a Tick Bite? Let’s talk about Lyme disease and its transmission after a tick bite. Whether you’re hiking in the woods or you live in an area that’s known for Lyme disease, it’s best to be prepared with an accurate understanding of how Lyme disease which…
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Can Lyme Disease Lead to Persistent Infection?

The possibility of persistence in Lyme disease is a complicated, but critical topic.  As you know, there’s a lot of discussion in medical circles and on the internet. Is a persistent infection the cause of your symptoms, or is it a post-Lyme inflammatory process? The continued research makes me hopeful that we’re getting closer to…
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Get Educated About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and especially in Connecticut. With the number of Lyme infections rising, the need for Lyme disease education is at an all time high. In this article, we’ll review the questions I am most commonly asked about Lyme disease. My hope is by sharing these questions…
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Beyond Borrelia

Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have reached epidemic proportions in Connecticut and in much of the United States. One of the greatest difficulties facing patients and physicians is that Lyme disease rarely presents with the classic symptoms reported in medical textbooks. Rather, Lyme has been called the new “Great Imitator” because it can look like almost any other disease…
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