Enjoying the Summer While Living with Lyme

by Jennifer Crystal When I first moved to Boston, I took a Duck Boat tour of the city. As the amphibious vehicle cruised the Charles River, the driver pointed out Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. I looked …More

Forest ecology shapes Lyme disease risk in the ...

Predators, acorns, & fragmentation regulate numbers of infected ticks Public Release from the CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES (Millbrook, NY) In the eastern US, risk of contracting Lyme disease is higher in fragmented forests with …More

Dealing with Lyme-related Fear

by Jennifer Crystal Last week I wrote about the well-founded fear of ticks which alarms us every summer, but especially now that infected tick populations are on the rise. Getting a tick bite that could …More

Tick Discovery Highlights How Few Answers We Ha...

By Melinda Wenner Moyer on June 26, 2018 for Scientific American As Lyme and other tick-borne diseases worsen in the U.S., new efforts seek to fill in the gaps Last August Tadhgh Rainey, division manager at the Hunterdon …More

Managing Fear of Ticks During the Summer

by Jennifer Crystal I’m that friend. The friend who checks out your Facebook photos and comments “tick check!” every time you post a picture of a hike in the woods, or of your child rolling …More

Meet the Researcher: Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D.

Meet the Researcher is a blog series to introduce GLA-funded Lyme disease researchers, and in this case, GLA’s Chief Scientific Officer.   #Meettheresearcher NAME: Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D. TITLE: Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Sellati has …More


By Jordan Younger Repurposed with permission from the writer for It’s time for a mega health update, especially if you’ve seen my Instagram over the last week or so. I have been sharing openly there about …More

Tribute to The Men of Lyme

by Jennifer Crystal In my blog post “Gender and Lyme: Is Tick-Borne Disease Different for Women?”, I cited a study by John Aucott, M.D., of Johns Hopkins University which found that more men than women …More