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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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M.I.T. Biologist is Taking a New Approach in the Battle Against Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. This bacteria is most often spread to humans by deer ticks, but the deer ticks first have to become infected. Typically the deer ticks pick up Borrelia burgdorferi from White-footed … 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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Knowledge is Power in the Fight Against Ticks & Tick-borne Disease – 3 of our all-time favorite tick videos!

The Tick Encounter Resource Center (TERC), one of my all time favorite websites, offers some of the best information about protecting yourself from tick bites and tick-borne diseases. The Tick Encounter Resource Center from the University of Rhode Island is a leads … Continue reading

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Why are ticks in Central Mass so plentiful in the fall?

As the days shorten and the weather begins to cool you may start to see more ticks. While it seems fall may bring more ticks, you might be surprised to find out that there are not really MORE ticks. The … Continue reading

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Preventing tick-borne disease saves lives and saves money

Often, when we think about the cost of Lyme Disease, we think about the cost of antibiotic treatments and the cost of doctor visits to get tested. We also know that the severe cases incur the cost of hospitalization. While … Continue reading

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If you live in Central Massachusetts, you should be aware of the tick-borne disease B. Miyamotoi

By now almost everyone has heard of Lyme Disease. With increased public knowledge of how you contract it, how to prevent it and what the symptoms of Lyme Disease are, we can lower everyone’s risk for getting it. While you … 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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Ticks are climbing out of my toilet in Central Mass

If you flush a tick down your toilet you can consider it gone. Dead? Not necessarily, but it is for all intents and purposes gone from your home for good. We have heard and read about people who wondered and/or … 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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