Healthy Options 6/6/12

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

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.


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

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) (Formerly CALDA)

Tick Encounter Resource Center

Call In Program: NO