Category Archives: Lyme Disease awareness

Lyme Disease is Ancient History Only Recently Spreading Rapidly with Help from Humans

Massachusetts residents are typically somewhat familiar with the recent history of Lyme disease. Named for its 1976 discovery in Lyme, Connecticut, the disease has rapidly spread across New England and the Midwest ever since. But, what if I told you … Continue reading

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Could your Trip to the Cape Give you Lyme Disease? What Scientists are Working on To Help.

There is no doubt that many of you will be heading to the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Cape very soon. The promise of warmer weather brings out the desire to start packing up the car almost instantly. … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Why are These Conditions so Difficult to Distinguish?

Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia can be tricky to differentiate. With some shared symptoms, difficult diagnostics, and the unfortunately shared trait of having a large population of doubters, people suffering from one or more of these conditions can … Continue reading

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New Findings For Lyme Disease Symptoms, Treatment and Long-term Effects Give Validation to Long Time Sufferers

A visiting physician to Martha’s Vineyard shared her findings of Lyme Disease, diagnosis, treatment and its effect to Martha’s Vineyard Hospital physicians and members of the public. As research is conducted and results are studied, the doctor’s doing the work … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Did you Know Diagnosing Lyme Disease is a Complicated and Difficult Task?

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, a great opportunity to look a little deeper at the Central Massachusetts Lyme disease problem. Chronic Lyme disease is too often the progression of Lyme disease. Due to late diagnosis and treatment, patients can … Continue reading

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Central Massachusetts Winters are NOT a Tick-Free Season

While we’ve recently enjoyed a few unseasonably warm days in Central Mass, I find myself thinking about the misconception that the ticks “are out”. The reality about ticks, specifically black-legged or deer ticks is that they don’t require the warmest … Continue reading

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They may be ugly, but opossums could be saving your life!

The opossum, often simply called possum, may look like a giant rat and may sometimes act like one, but it is a phenomenally special creature that is of great benefit to human kind. Does that sound a bit far-fetched? It … Continue reading

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Lyme Disease killed my Mother

Worcester Mass realtor Michele Miller is on a mission, “My dream is to have a Lyme center to help people touched by this and other tick-borne disease.” As recently reported in the Telegram; after losing her mother, an Auburn, MA … Continue reading

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Mosquito Squad of Central Mass Can Spray for Ticks in Your Yard

What is a perimeter yard spray for ticks? You may be familiar with our barrier spray for mosquitoes, but did you know that it also eliminates adult ticks? There’s no need to buy a special spray. Spraying for ticks is … Continue reading

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State Senator Richard Ross Has First Hand Experience With Lyme Disease

Senator Richard Ross is working to make sure the residents of Central Massachusetts are staying informed and better protected from Lyme Disease.  As someone who contracted Lyme Disease himself, he knows how quickly the disease can be debilitating. Recent articles … Continue reading

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