Dr Enid Haller Speaks – Aug 5

Dr Enid Haller, Executive Director of the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard, speaks on Chronic Lyme Disease Diagnosis & Treatment Saturday, August 5th 6:30 pm at the West Tisbury Free Public Library Dr Haller will present a review on the latest developments in Chronic Lyme Disease while bringing the Martha’s Vineyard community up to date […]

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Dr Bill Rawls Speaks – Aug 2

Dr Enid Haller and the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard are pleased to present Dr Bill Rawls to speak: Wednesday, August 2nd 6:30 – 8:00pm Howes House – West Tisbury Dr Rawls will share an overview of the therapies that have helped him overcome chronic LYME disease — and have since helped thousands of others. […]

MV TIMES: “Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease”

“Visiting physician sheds new light on Lyme disease” | by Barry Stringfellow | The Martha’s Vineyard Times | July 13, 2016 This past Friday, Dr. Nevena Zubcevik, attending physician at Harvard Medical School and co-director of Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown (SRH) traveled to one of the nation’s […]

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Dr Nevena Zubcevik speaks on Lyme at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Grand Rounds Friday, July 8th, 2016 8:30am – 9:30am *** OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *** “Update on Diagnostics, Treatment and Rehabilitation Strategies for Lyme Disease and Co-Infections” Presenter: Dr. Nevena Zubcevik Dr Zubcevik is the clinical co-director of the Dean Center for Lyme and Tick-Borne Illness at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.  She is an attending physician […]

IGENEX: Lyme Dot Blot Assay (LDA)

Here is an important document from IGeneX about Lyme Urine Antigen Testing: Lyme_Blot_Urine_Test

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Borrelia miyamotoi: IMUGEN WANTS YOUR MONEY!

There’s been a bit of press — including the current salvo — about the new iteration of a troublesome tick-borne bacteriae, Borrelia miyamotoi. THE ONLY REASON FOR THIS PRESS IS IMUGEN — the Lyme Disease testing lab that cannot get its act together on Lyme — WANTS MORE OF YOUR MONEY! “Dr. Philip Molloy, medical […]

IGeneX Western Blot: Better by Design

This article explains why we prefer to use the IGeneX Lab in Palo Alto, California. The IGeneX Western Blot was designed to be effective in all stages of Lyme Disease, not just early Lyme. “The IGeneX Western Blot: Better by Design” (Oct. 2003) http://www.igenex.com/innovations3.pdf

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ELISA: too insensitive as a screening test

The CDC-approved two-tiered screening test for Lyme Disease is ineffective because … The reason that most ELISA assays are inadequate as screening tests is that they were not designed by the manufacturers to be sensitive at the 95% confidence level, the level typically required for screening. In fact, Luger and Krause found up to a […]

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Advanced Lab’s culture test looks promising

Advanced Laboratory Services has been developing a new Borrelia burgdorferi culture test.  Early results reveal a 94% success-rate for Lyme disease detection. Read the paper! (PDF) http://www.advanced-lab.com/news/AdvancedLabBooklet.pdf

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The Trouble with Lyme Testing

LYMEPOLICYWONK: The CDC, the FDA and Lyme Disease Lab Tests: Two-Tiered Tests, IGeneX, the C6, and the New Culture Test The CDC website now states that before the CDC will recommend new tests, “their performance must be demonstrated to be equal to or better than the results of the existing procedure, and they must be […]