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13 hrs ago | North Country Now

Story from NorthCountryNow.com

With tick populations and Lyme disease on the rise, some St. Lawrence County residents are using livestock to fight back. St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension Kristen Colarusso says she has received an increasing number of phone calls from people interested in keeping animals, some with a special interest in controlling ticks.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, St Lawrence County, NY

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Patch.com

House Passes Lyme Disease Research Bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would organize research for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. The Tick-borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act of 2014 would help prevent the spreading of the disease in Massachusetts, which has some of the highest incident rates of Lyme disease in the country, Congressman William Keating said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative William Keating

Patch.com

in the Fall, Ticks Still Crawl

East Enders have certainly felt an increased presence of tick-borne illness this summer. State Senator Kenneth LaValle, among other officials, acknowledges that the extent and severity of tick-borne illness on Long Island has escalated to a level of public health crisis.

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Related Topix: East End, AR, Medicine, Health, Control Group

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

House approves Welch-backed Lyme disease bill

The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation co-written by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., meant to bolster the federal response to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses on a voice vote late Tuesday. Welch and his co-sponsor, Rep. Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., represent states in which Lyme is a growing public health concern.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Peter Welch, Democrat

Infection Control Today

Ticks That Vector Lyme Disease Move West into North Dakota

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there are more than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. Last year, most Lyme disease cases reported to the CDC were concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest, with 96 percent of cases in 13 states.

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Related Topix: tick, Health, Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bangor Daily News

Midcoast Lyme Disease announces second Maine location

The Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Group is pleased to announce that the opening of their second location will be here in Knox County. The group will meet the second Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm at the Midcoast Recreation Center located at 535 West Street in Rockport, Maine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Maine, Knox County, ME, Rockport, ME, Wiscasset, ME, Nobleboro, ME

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daily Mail

'Only the good die young': The heartbreaking love story between an...

'Only the good die young': The heartbreaking love story between an ALS sufferer and the nurse who became his wife Hollie and Adam met in a California doctor's office when the nurse was assigned to treat him for Lyme disease in 2009. As time passed, a relationship grew, but so did Adam's illness which turned out not to be Lyme disease at all, but amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: ALS.

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Related Topix: Health, Wedding, Moorpark, CA

Frontpage The Cabinet Press, Inc.

Take part in fighting Lyme

Once, Lyme disease was just something that happened to other people, something we'd hear about now and then, something discussed on public radio, but not something about which we needed to worry. The truth is, we should have been worrying about Lyme disease decades ago.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, New Hampshire, Opinion

Albany Times Union

House passes Lyme

A bill that would require the federal government to establish a more aggressive plan to battle Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, in the face of their rise throughout upstate New York, passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Tick-borne Disease Research Transparency And Accountability Act, authored by Congressman Chris Gibson, would require the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consult with a working group of Lyme experts that includes doctors and patient advocates as well as government officials.

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Related Topix: Health, Clifton Park, NY

Tue Sep 09, 2014

SFGate

Lyme disease threat is year-round in Bay Area, study finds

Lyme disease isn't as common in Northern California as it is in, say, the northeastern U.S. But a new study found that unlike other places, western Northern California residents, including those who live in the Bay Area, risk the nasty disease all year. In western Northern California, western black-legged ticks, the most common local Lyme disease carriers, are active year-round.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, California, August, CA, UC Berkeley, Sonoma, CA, Genetics

Grand Island Pennysaver

Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets

Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Because people and their pets often spend time in the same environments where Lyme and other disease-transmitting ticks are found, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are working together to offer advice to households with children and pets.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pediatrics

Golf World

Head-to-head match play against mosquitoes and ticks

Last month, at the men's member-guest, Michael U. showed me a gadget he had attached to his bag: He told me that it contained a battery-powered fan, which enveloped him and his golf cart with a cloud of mosquito repellent. I was extremely interested, because I don't like being bitten by mosquitoes, and I've been trying extra hard to protect myself against ticks, ever since coming down with Lyme disease for the fifth or sixth time, back in June.

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Related Topix: tick, Health, Medicine

Globe and Mail

Crowdfunding meets goal to procure Lyme disease program files

Saying she was frustrated because patients weren't being adequately diagnosed or treated for Lyme disease, Liz Zubek quit British Columbia's new Complex Chronic Disease Program in June. Now, Dr. Zubek has teamed up with Lyme disease patients in a crowdfunding project to pay a freedom of information fee for the release of medical documents related to the program's management.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

WVIZ-TV Cleveland

Regional News Stories: Be Well: Lyme Disease On The Rise In Ohio

A new study from Ohio State University says that black-legged ticks and Lyme disease are now an emerging public health concern in Ohio, particularly in the eastern half of the state. Lyme disease is now the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Ohio State University

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Canada.com

Crowdsourcing used to fund Lyme disease FOI request

The lush grounds of VanDusen Botanical Garden served as a fitting backdrop to Canada's most valuable collection of motoring glory at the Luxury and Supercar Weekend on Saturday. Highlights included an Aston Martin spy car complete with missile launchers, an Italian-manufactured Pagani Huayra Carbon Edition and a classic 1962 Maserati.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Home Gardening, Home, Canada, World News

Sun Sep 07, 2014

TwinCities

In search for Minnesota woman, hunters' help sought

It has been more than 11 months since anyone has seen or heard from Dawn Joy Carlson, a Lake Bronson woman who disappeared Oct. 2, 2013. Carlson, who was 43 at the time of her disappearance and suffered from what family members say were late-term effects of Lyme disease, was last observed in Karlstad.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Lake Bronson, MN, Medicine, Health, Karlstad, MN, Deerwood, MN, Wagon, Mercury, Sedan, Mercury Sable

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The York Daily Record

York County family sets up foundation in name of girl who died of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

The family of 3-year-old Lillian Rose Bennett, who died three weeks ago of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, has started a foundation to help educate medical practitioners and the public about the disease, which is uncommon in Pennsylvania. "We want her to be able to live on and help other people," her grandfather, Ron Hoffman of Fairview Township, said Saturday.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Lilly, PA, Life, Food, Vegetables, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Health, York, PA

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Pushing through pain of Lyme disease: Kaitlin Childs shares story of her illness

Childs has been sick for nearly a decade and she is ready to share her story and provide more awareness for the disease. About 30 percent of people get a bite that looks like a bulls eye and the rest do not.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Examiner.com

Civic group raises $100,000 to sterilize deer on Long Island

Members of the Village Preservation Society of East Hampton have raised $100,000 since mid-June to help pay for the sterilization of does in the area in an attempt to control the local deer population without having to resort to another government "cull". The funds will be added to the $30,000 already earmarked by the Village Board for a program to spay does set to commence in January.

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Related Topix: Suffolk County, NY, Medicine, Health, Agriculture, Science

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Even as weather cools, Lyme disease remains aa

Even as weather cools, Lyme disease remains a threat Many cases go unreported Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1o81NN4 Lyme disease remains a health threat in the Twin Tiers, and the problem isn't going away with cooler weather. Exposure to infected deer ticks is actually more likely in fall than summertime.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Broome County, NY, Windsor, NY, Chemung County, NY, Tompkins County, NY, Ithaca, NY

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