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From the latest headlines to community events, keep your finger on the pulse of the Lyme world. Learn about groundbreaking research and what’s new in patient advocacy. Stay informed to make the best possible health decisions for yourself and the people you care about.

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Education

07/07/2021

Boy Scouts Create Educational Film for Project Lyme

Baltimore City Scout Troop 5 met with Project Lyme to learn about tick prevention strategies. Project Lyme presented an educational workshop geared at raising awareness of the realities of Lyme disease. The debilitating and chronic nature of Lyme disease make it so important to take steps to be safe. Troop 5 was inspired to take the information they learned and apply it. After winter subsided, they decided to create a short film for Project Lyme. This blog chronicles the film and provides a link to watch.

Education

06/21/2021

Lyme Persists: A Resource for the Community

Gus Thalasinos describes the genesis of the Lyme Persists initiative, and showcases why is it imperative to educate yourself once becoming sick. He talks about one of the biggest problems facing patients, which is that many people still doubt Lyme can be chronic, doctors included. This is why he combed through a literal mountain of legitimate, peer- reviewed studies out there supporting it to set things straight. Learn more about his story and what made him want to work with Project Lyme to make a difference with Lyme Persists.

Science

06/14/2021

Lyme Disease, Kids and Mental Illness: Are Tick-borne Infections Contributing to the Epidemic in Mental Illness?

Have you heard of a condition called autoimmune encephalitis or “brain on fire”? It’s a swelling of the brain that can present with severe physical and mental symptoms, and it can be caused by tick-borne pathogens, including bartonella and mycoplasma. Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer recently conducted a study of 10 randomly selected adolescent patients with psychiatric symptoms so severe that they couldn’t function at school or at home to see if there was a correlation with tick-borne diseases.