Healthy Options 6/3/20: Ticks and tick borne illnesses

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Engineering assistance: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Ticks and tick borne illnesses

Rhonda Feiman presents our yearly update with tick & Lyme disease expert Dr. Beatrice Szantyr.

-What are ways to protect ourselves from tick bites?
-What are the signs & symptoms of Lyme disease and other tick borne illness?
-What ticks are we seeing in Maine now? How do I identify what tick it is?
-What are the treatments for Lyme & other illnesses? What is effective, what is ineffective, and why?

Dr. Beatrice Szantyr is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the American College of Physicians, and an Internist and Pediatrician, living in Lincoln, Maine. She is an active member of Maine CDC’s Vector Borne Disease Work Group, as well as the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.

Dr. Szantyr is part of the provider-education-working group, to develop and present the full day evidence-based course: The Fundamentals of Lyme Disease. Dr. Szantyr is also the medical advisor for MaineLyme, a non-profit dedicated to decreasing Lyme and related tick diseases in Maine.

May 1st, 2019 Healthy Options Program with Lyme Disease expert Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, about ticks, Lyme disease and tick-borne illness,
Other Healthy Options shows on ticks and tick-borne disease

Websites of Interest:

EPA: Find the Repellent that is Right for You

University of Maine Orono Cooperative Extension Tick Lab

MaineLyme, dedicated to decreasing tick borne diseases in Maine through awareness, education, prevention and advocacy

I have a tick bite — now what?

Lyme Disease Association

Midcoast Lyme Disease Support and Education

Tick Management Handbook prepared by Kirby Stafford, III of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station

Dog Not Gone – a Maine company selling permethrin treated apparel for people and pets

InsectShield permethrin treated clothing

About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.