Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster is making waves with her recent blog post about her struggle with chronic Lyme disease. Foster, who was diagnosed with Lyme in 2012, according to People.com, says she’s had severe mental impairment from her condition, writing, “I have lost the ability to read, …Read More »
I found a dog tick on my ankle. Do they cause Lyme disease? Not Lyme, thankfully, but dog ticks can give you Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can be just as serious, and even fatal. Despite the name, this infection happens throughout the country, though most cases occur in five …Read More »
Avril Lavigne opened up again this week about her struggle with Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness she says left her bedridden for months and desperate for answers. The 30-year-old singer told Good Morning America this week that she saw many doctors and underwent a battery of tests in the …Read More »
“Chronic Lyme Disease” Isn’t a Real Diagnosis. So Why Are Doctors Prescribing Risky Treatment for It?
Unproven treatments for symptoms sometimes described as “chronic Lyme disease” can be dangerous and even deadly, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The paper, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, documents several cases from recent years in which long courses of IV …Read More »