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What Avril Lavigne’s Virtual #FightLyme C...

by Jennifer Crystal On October 24th, I had the opportunity to virtually attend the #FightLyme with Avril & Friends concert to benefit The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance. Hosted by Wilmer Valderrama with special …More

Flu Symptoms: Could It Be Lyme Disease or COVID?

Shared symptoms can make it hard to diagnose the aches and pains typically associated with the flu Heading outside? Especially after months of quarantining, the outdoors provides a much-needed escape, from a simple walk around …More

Ask Dr. Kelley: Cold, Flu & COVID-19

Patient-doctor Q&A with tips on how to stay healthy during cold, flu, and COVID season. Interview by Alex Moresco As a Lyme disease patient that also suffers from Specific Antibody Deficiency (in layman’s terms- I literally …More

My Lyme Disease Is In Remission. How Do I Keep ...

by Jennifer Crystal The first time my doctor said the word “remission” for my late disseminated Lyme disease, I cheered.I’d been in treatment for Lyme and two of its co-infections, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis, for over …More

Dear Lyme Warrior…Help!

by Jennifer Crystal Every few months, Jennifer Crystal devotes a column to answering your questions. Do you have a question for Jennifer? If so, email her at [email protected] Should Lyme patients get the flu vaccine? …More

Living in the Present While Worrying About the ...

by Jennifer Crystal Tips and resources for living in the present during challenging times. As schools resume and cooler weather rolls in, the country is bracing for a possible second wave of COVID-19. The U.S. …More

Breaking Down Lyme Disease and the Blood-Brain ...

by Jennifer Crystal In previous posts, I’ve mentioned the blood-brain barrier and the fact that tick-borne illnesses can cross it and infect the central nervous system. Daniel Cameron, M.D. and I also talked about the …More

What Lyme Patients Can Teach Us About the New N...

by Jennifer Crystal The start of a new school year is usually a time of excitement: new pencils, new books, new teachers and classmates. While there’s always some trepidation for students, teachers, and parents alike, …More

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