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

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