Archives for Lyme Disease

Healthy Options 6/7/17

Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne

Update on Tick-Borne Illnesses, Lyme Disease and Co-infections: Prevention and Treatment

What is Lyme Disease, and why is it spreading?
What are co-infections and tick-borne illnesses, and what are the signs & symptoms?
What are the best ways to prevent tick bites, and how can we protect ourselves against these illnesses?
Are there effective tests and treatments for tick-borne illnesses?
What are some common misunderstandings about diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease?

Guests:
Dr. Beatrice M. Szantyr is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board-certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and serves as a medical advisor for MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to decreasing Lyme and related tick diseases in Maine. Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.
Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

Websites of interest:

MaineLyme
www.mainelyme.org

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
www.ilads.org

Lyme Disease Association (About Lyme —great pictures of ticks and rashes) www.lymediseaseassociation.org

Lymedisease.org (Formerly CALDA) www.lymedisease.org/

Tick Encounter Resource Center www.tickencounter.org/

Insectshield sells permethrin-treated clothing, blankets, hats, etc, or will dip your own clothing, uniforms, etc. Will last the life of the garment. www.insectshield.com

Dog Not Gone is a Maine company using goods made in the USA makes dog and horse vests that are permethrin treated. They are also making people vests, hats, and gaiters. www.dognotgone.com

Healthy Options 6/1/16

Host & producer: Rhonda Feiman, L.Ac.
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Ticks, Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections

Key Discussion Points:
a) How can we protect ourselves against tick bites and possible tick-borne illnesses?
b) What is a tick check and how often should we perform them?
c) What type of clothing should we wear for tick protection?
d) What repellants should we apply before venturing out into the great outdoors?
4) What is the safest way to remove an embedded tick, and should we save the tick after we remove it?
5) Can a tick transmit disease if it hasn’t been embedded for many hours, or isn’t engorged?
6) What are the signs and symptoms of tick-borne infections, and what should we do if we have those symptoms?

Guests:
A) Dr. Beatrice M. Szantyr is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), and serves as a medical advisor for MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to decreasing Lyme and related tick diseases in Maine. Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.
B) Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

Call In Program: no
Political Broadcast: no

Websites of interest:
MaineLyme
www.mainelyme.org

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
www.ilads.org

Lyme Disease Association (About Lyme —great pictures of ticks and rashes)
www.lymediseaseassociation.org

Lymedisease.org (Formerly CALDA)
www.lymedisease.org/

Tick Encounter Resource Center
www.tickencounter.org/

Insectshield sells permethrin-treated clothing, blankets, hats, etc, or will dip your own clothing, uniforms, etc. Will last the life of the garment.
www.insectshield.com

Dog Not Gone is a Maine company using goods made in the USA makes dog and horse vests that are permethrin treated. They are also making people vests, hats, and gaiters.
www.dognotgone.com

Healthy Options 6/3/15

Host and Producer: Rhonda Feiman, LAc.
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: John Greenman

Program Topic: Lyme Disease and Co-Infection Prevention and Treatment

Key Discussion Points:
What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?
What are co-infections & what are the symptoms of co-infections?
What can each of us do to minimize our chances of contracting Lyme Disease?
What is the best way to do tick checks, & what do you do if you find a tick?
What products are helpful to minimize the chances of getting a tick bite?

Guests:
DR. BEATRICE SZANTYR is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.

CONSTANCE “HAPPY” DICKEY, RN, is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

***RELATED WEBSITES OF INTEREST;
MaineLyme www.mainelyme.org
Lyme Disease Association (includes great illustrations of ticks, rashes, how to pull out a tick, and much more) www.lymediseaseassociation.org
ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) www.ilads.org
Rhode Island Tick Resource Center www.tickencounter.org/
***Prevention:
MaineLyme info on repellents: www.mainelyme.org/prevention/
Consumer Reports info on repellents: www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/05/what-really-works-against-bug-bites/index.htm
Insect shield your own clothing: www.tickencounter.org/prevention/insect_shield_your_own_clothes
***Tick testing:
U Mass Exten. Tick Assessment Lab ag.umass.edu/services/tick-borne-disease-diagnostics
***Other info:
“New Illness (Borrelia miyamotoi) transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme”- Boston Globe article:
bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/01/16/new-illness-transmitted-same-tick-that-carries-lyme-discovered-northeast/LLAaJjOaFjJT18QEeUYdeN/story.html

***Rhonda Feiman‘s previous information-packed HEALTHY OPTIONS programs about Lyme Disease & other tick-borne infections, are archived at:
www.belfastmaineacupuncture.com/radio_lyme.php

Healthy Options 3/6/13

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman, L.Ac
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Lyme Disease & other tick-borne infections: An update and review as we March into Spring
Key Discussion Points:
* Borrelia miyamotoi is a newly identified bacterial co-infection, transmitted by deer ticks. What are the signs and symptoms of this bacteria? Is there a treatment for Borrelia miyamotoi?
* There have been a few changes in the interpretation of some of the blood tests commonly used in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and co-infections. What are these changes and are they significant?
* What precautions should we all take to prevent tick-borne diseases?
* What is the proper way to remove a tick if you find one on your body?

Guests:
A) Dr. Beatrice M. Szantyr is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.
B) Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

Websites:
MaineLyme www.mainelyme.org
Lyme Disease Association (includes great illustrations of ticks, rashes, how to pull out a tick, and much more) www.lymediseaseassociation.org
ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) www.ilads.org
Rhode Island Tick Resource Center www.tickencounter.org/
U Mass Exten. Tick Assessment Lab ag.umass.edu/services/tick-borne-disease-diagnostics
“New Illness (Borrelia miyamotoi) transmitted by same tick that carries Lyme”- Boston Globe article:
bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2013/01/16/new-illness-transmitted-same-tick-that-carries-lyme-discovered-northeast/LLAaJjOaFjJT18QEeUYdeN/story.html

Rhonda Feiman ‘s previous information-packed HEALTHY OPTIONS programs about Lyme Disease & other tick-borne infections, are archived at:
June 6th, 2012- archives.weru.org/healthy-options/healthy-options-6612
July 11th, 2012- archives.weru.org/healthy-options/healthy-options-special-71112

Healthy Options Special 7/11/12

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman, L.Ac
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne

Healthy Options Special: Lyme Disease and Co-Infections: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies
(follow-up to Healthy Options 6/6/12 program on Lyme disease)

*What strategies should we use to protect ourselves from ticks?
*What are the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases?
*What is the value and limitations of blood testing for these illness?
*What is a clinical diagnosis for Lyme and co-infections?
*What is a treatment strategy for early stages of Lyme and co-infections?
*What is a treatment strategy for late stage Lyme and co-infections?

Guests:
A) Dr. Beatrice M. Szantyr is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.

B) Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

WEBSITES:
MaineLyme
www.mainelyme.org
Lyme Disease Association (includes great illustrations of ticks, rashes, how to pull out a tick, and much more)
www.lymediseaseassociation.org
ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
www.ilads.org
Lymedisease.org (Formerly CALDA)
www.lymedisease.org/
Tick Encounter Resource Center
www.tickencounter.org/

Call In Program: No

Healthy Options 6/6/12

Producer/Host: Rhonda Feiman
Co-Producer: Petra Hall
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue:
Program Name: Healthy Options

Broadcast Date: June 6, 2012

Broadcast Time: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Program Topic: “Those bloodsucking TICKS! Learn about Ticks and Lyme Disease

Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
a) What is Lyme disease?

b) What are the symptoms of Lyme disease?

c) How can Lyme disease be detected and treated?

d) What can we do to prevent Lyme disease?

e) What is a tick check and why do we need to do them?

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Dr. Beatrice M. Szantyr is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the American College of Physicians, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. She currently participates on the State of Maine Vector-borne Disease Work Group, and is a member of the Maine Medical Association and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). Dr. Szantyr has lectured on Lyme disease and related tick-borne disorders, to professional and community groups throughout New England, and has given testimony before the Maine Legislature concerning Lyme disease in the State of Maine.

B) Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN is a founding member and board member of MaineLyme, a newly formed non-profit dedicated to awareness and prevention through education and advocacy. She facilitates support groups for people with Lyme, both in-person in Maine, and online, and she is also an advocate for patients with Lyme disease. She has traveled extensively with Dr. Szantyr, educating medical personnel -and the public- about Lyme disease.

WEBSITES:
MaineLyme
www.mainelyme.org

Lyme Disease Association (includes great illustrations of ticks, rashes, how to pull out a tick, and much more)
www.lymediseaseassociation.org

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society)
www.ilads.org

Lymedisease.org (Formerly CALDA)
www.lymedisease.org/

Tick Encounter Resource Center
www.tickencounter.org/

Call In Program: NO

WERU Community SoapBox 5/29/12

Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Engineer: Joel Mann
Issue: Open-mic
Topics: “Talking Furniture”, Lyme Disease, Walker Church fire, Heartsong, LPG, East-West Highway, East-West Corridor, Ron Paul

Healthy Options Special 5/29/12

Host: Cynthia Swan
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections

Program Topic: Lyme Disease
Key Discussion Points:
a) What is Lyme disease, how may it effect a person & how do people get this disease?
b) What is CD57 and why is it important people know about this?
c) What is necessary to successfully treat lyme disease and how is herbal medicine helpful?
d) What is your Herbal & Supplemental Core Protocol for treating Lyme and is it effective on its own to treat lyme ?

Guests:

STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER

Stephen Buhner is an Earth poet and an award-winning author who has written fifteen books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine including the acclaimed book Healing Lyme: Natural Healing & Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis & Its Co-infections. Also a master herbalist and psychotherapist, Stephen resides in Vermont and New Mexico. His work has been profiled in The New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America and other media throughout North America and Europe. Since October 2006, Stephen has tirelessly answered hundreds of questions from those following his herbal protocol through his Q & A column.

His websites: gaianstudies.org

Stephen Harrod Buhner ~ Healing Lyme herbal protocol

Q & A column with Stephen Harrod Buhner for his Healing Lyme: Natural Healing And Prevention of Lyme Borreliosis And Its Coinfections herbal protocol.

buhnerhealinglyme.com

Call In Program: Yes