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Parallel Pandemics: COVID-19 and Lyme Disease

Are there connections between COVID-19 and Lyme disease? by Timothy J. Sellati, Chief Scientific Officer, GLA There is only one region on the globe with no cases of COVID-19. Except for Antarctica, every continent has …MORE

Lyme Disease Physician Answers Questions About ...

Patient-Doctor Q&A: Lyme Disease and COVID-19 Interview by Alex Moresco I have spent the last few weeks like many of you inundated and overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the news coverage about COVID-19. Separating …MORE

Corona With a Twist of Lyme

by Jennifer Crystal Our nation is in a crisis about novel coronavirus COVID-19, and no one is more fearful than those with pre-existing conditions. These patients, along with the elderly, are at high risk if …MORE

The Importance of Digging Deep

by Jennifer Crystal I was a telling a date last night about my Lyme journey. He responded, “I read an article that said Lyme can be cured, but then I read another that said it …MORE

Lyme Brain: The Science and the Experience

by Jennifer Crystal At the 2019 International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conference in Boston, infectious disease specialist Francine Hanberg, M.D. gave a talk about the causes and manifestations of “Lyme brain” called “Neuropathology …MORE

Letter from CEO About COVID-19 and GLA Community

The well-being of our community is an ongoing priority for Global Lyme Alliance (GLA). The current COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of challenges for everyone, especially those whose health is already challenged due …MORE

Research POV: Lyme Arthritis and Peptidoglycan

Important study identifies the Borrelia burgdorferi peptidoglycan as an immunogen likely to cause Lyme arthritis in some patients   by Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., Director of Research and Science, GLA A longstanding mystery in Lyme disease …MORE

Lyme Education Ambassadors: Active In the Commu...

Global Lyme Alliance’s (GLA) Lyme Education Ambassador Program (LEAP) has been busy since it began in August 2018, thanks to a growing team of dedicated volunteer Ambassadors   Working together to spread awareness drives change. …MORE

Lobbying for Lyme Disease on Capitol Hill

Learning first-hand the power of coming together to get things done, as Lyme patients and advocates joined together in Washington, D.C. to lobby for Lyme disease research and awareness   by Sara Tyghter, Director of …MORE

Dear Lyme Warrior…Help!

By Jennifer Crystal Every few months, Jennifer Crystal devotes a column to answering your questions. Below she answers some that she’s recently received. Do you have a question for Jennifer? If so, email her at …MORE

The Leaps of Lyme

by Jennifer Crystal This year is a “leap year”, meaning that every four years we add February 29th to the calendar. This leap year got me thinking about the many leaps that are involved in …MORE

Why Is Lyme Disease So Hard to Treat?

For many Lyme disease patients, the bacteria seem to outsmart antibiotic treatment. Why?   It’s a hotly debated topic, and one that is still not completely understood – what causes the persistent symptoms in many …MORE

Mixed Messages: Finding Your Truth

by Jennifer Crystal Why is there so much conflicting information on Lyme disease? Here are a few tips on how to cope One student in the “Writing to Heal” course I teach recently wrote a …MORE

Stop the Itching! Lyme and Hives

by Jennifer Crystal Do you get unexplained hives? Could it be Lyme disease? Four years after I was bitten by a tick—and four years before I would be diagnosed with three tick-borne illnesses: Lyme, babesia, and …MORE

When Nothing’s Funny, Even Simulated Laughter C...

by Jennifer Crystal In 2016, I wrote a post called “Laughter Really Can Be the Best Medicine”. In it, I discussed the health benefits of laughter: it reduces stress and anxiety, decreases pain, strengthens resilience, …MORE

No Set Protocol

by Jennifer Crystal WHY ISN’T THERE A SET TREATMENT PROTOCOL FOR LYME DISEASE? Patients often write asking how I fought off Lyme and two other tick-borne diseases. I understand why they ask. When you read …MORE

The Making of a Lyme Disease Research Scientist

Most Lyme disease stories start with a tick bite and symptoms. But Ashley Groshong’s (pictured) Lyme disease odyssey began by peering down a microscope lens. As a young biology student at the University of Arkansas, …MORE

Why Good Science is Crucial

While the road to drug discovery and new treatment options for Lyme disease may seem slow, it’s imperative that the science is sound.   Lyme disease patients all know the thrill of hearing through the …MORE

Dear Lyme Warrior…Help!

by Jennifer Crystal Every few months, Jennifer Crystal devotes a column to answering your questions. Below she answers some that she’s recently received. Do you have a question for Jennifer? If so, email her at …MORE

2020 Vision For Lyme Warriors

by Jennifer Crystal Here are some things I now know for sure, things I wish I’d known, looking back on my Lyme Journey As the saying goes, “hindsight is 20/20.” It’s easy for us to …MORE

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