“Understanding Lyme Disease” at the Vineyard Haven Public Library

Vineyard Haven Public Library presents a Two-Part Series on Understanding Lyme Disease: The Epidemic that is Sweeping Martha’s Vineyard. Please join us in our discussion and share your experiences with us.

Part One of Two Sessions
Tuesday, February 12th, 7:00 pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library

Understanding Lyme Disease: “Under Our Skin”

“Under Our Skin”: A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, “Under Our Skin” exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most serious and controversial epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are all in their head. Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients. http://www.underourskin.com/

Part Two of Two Sessions
Tuesday, February 19th, 2012, 7:00 pm
Vineyard Haven Public Library

Dr. Lena Prisco
Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Lab

Dr. Prisco will help you learn to read your lab results, understand Lyme Disease and how to have a conversation with your doctor about Lyme Disease.

Dr Lena Prisco is the director of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital laboratory. Lena has a PhD in pharmacology from UCONN and arrived on the island 5 years ago after spending over 25 years in the healthcare industry. Lena has a broad background in pharmaceutical science and medical technology in addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses for 12 years as adjunct faculty at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.

Since assuming the role of director at the hospital in late 2010, she has strived to expand the scope and accessibility of laboratory testing services here on the island to better serve and enhance patient care. One of the most visible and critical of these changes is the availability of Lyme disease testing.

The library’s programming is supported by the Friends of the Library and by bequests from Ruth Redding and Stephen C. Luce.

Questions, contact …

Betty Burton
Evening Lecture Series
Vineyard Haven Public Library www.vhlibrary.org
508-696-4211 X16

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