WBUR Series — “Living With Lyme”

From June 25-29, WBUR is explored this public health issue. We’ll delve into the difficulties of tracking the disease, explore the history of attempts to develop a vaccine, spotlight the latest thinking on treatment, and tell the stories of patients who know these issues firsthand.

Living With Lyme: Your Feedback
By Martha Little July 04, 2012
BOSTON — We share feedback from our listeners on our recent Lyme disease coverage.

Emerging Tick-Borne Diseases Causing Concern In Mass
By Steve Brown June 29, 2012
Lyme disease isn’t the only illness carried by ticks in Massachusetts. There are two other tick-borne diseases causing increased concern.

The Complexities Of Diagnosing Lyme Disease
By Martha Bebinger June 29, 2012
BOSTON — Knowing when to test for Lyme and how to balance test results against a patient’s symptoms can be tricky for doctors.

Lyme Disease Complicates Doctor-Patient Relationship
By Bob Oakes June 29, 2012
BOSTON — Controversy still exists over the long-term diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

Watch: Lyme Disease Panel Discussion
By WBUR Newsroom June 28, 2012
We host an expert panel to discuss prevention, coping with the disease, and changing our thinking and behavior as tick-borne diseases become more prevalent.

How Much Lyme Disease Are We Living With?
By Carey Goldberg June 28, 2012
It’s hard to tell exactly how much Lyme disease there is in Massachusetts, but an estimated 1 in 100 people get it each year in most areas.

Some Cape Residents Worry Tourists Aren’t Taking Precautions To Prevent Lyme
By Beenish Ahmed June 27, 2012
Residents of Cape Cod have become used to swarms of tourists in the summer. A lot of them have also learned to live with a very different seasonal visitor: ticks.

Why Your Dog Can Get Vaccinated Against Lyme Disease And You Can’t
By Curt Nickisch June 27, 2012
Modern science has given us a vaccine against Lyme disease. But we don’t use it.

What To Do If You Think You’ve Been Exposed To Lyme Disease
By Sacha Pfeiffer June 26, 2012
As part of WBUR’s series, an emergency physician explains what you should do if you think you’ve been exposed to Lyme.

The Debate Over ‘Chronic’ Lyme Disease
By Sacha Pfeiffer June 26, 2012
A personal story of one woman’s battle with what her doctor says is Lyme disease highlights a deep rift in the medical community. Here is a preview of what one doctor, and the majority of the medical establishment, has to say.

A Long, Painful Battle With Lyme Disease
By WBUR Newsroom June 26, 2012
Barbara MacLeod, a former NECN anchor and reporter, has lived with Lyme disease since 1988. She shares her harrowing journey.

Map: Lyme Disease Cases In Mass., By Town
By Jesse Costa June 25, 2012
Click through the town-by-town map of confirmed Lyme disease cases from 2005-2010.

In Lincoln, It’s Town Vs. Ticks
By Carey Goldberg June 25, 2012
Lincoln is one of the richest towns in the U.S. But Lincoln’s wealth has provided no immunity to a disease that is spreading dramatically across Massachusetts: Lyme disease.

Resource List: Lyme Disease
By Carey Goldberg June 25, 2012
A list of resources for more comprehensive information about Lyme disease.

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