'Chronic Lyme Disease' Isn't a Real Diagnosis. So Why Are Doctors Prescribing Risky Treatment for It?

Unproven treatments for symptoms sometimes described as “chronic Lyme disease” can be dangerous and even deadly, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...

The Asian Longhorned Tick Has Now Been Found in 8 States, Says a New CDC Report. Here's What You Need to Know

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick species that has recently spread to eight states across the United States and threatens to transmit several serious diseases to people, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned in a new report on Thursday.  ...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Lyme Disease Diagnosis?

, a tick-borne illness that can cause flu-like symptoms and a recognizable bulls-eye rash, can be notoriously difficult to diagnose. ...

What You Should Know About Chronic Lyme Disease

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Is There a Cure for Lyme Disease?

In much of the country, spring and summer mean warmer weather and spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, it also means that the ticks that carry bacteria may be out in full force, especially in wooded or grassy areas. ...

People Are Furious That the New York Times Ran an Article Saying Lyme Disease is No Big Deal

Last week, the New York Times ran an article written by a mother whose 9-year-old son contracted Lyme disease. Her message: Those who view Lyme as a debilitating, chronic illness are wrong. In reality, it’s an “easily treated infection with no long-term consequences for children, or even the vast majority of adults.” ...

What You Should Know About Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease

I found a dog tick on my ankle. Do they cause Lyme disease? ...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Lyme Disease Diagnosis?

, a tick-borne illness that can cause flu-like symptoms and a recognizable bulls-eye rash, can be notoriously difficult to diagnose. ...

The Asian Longhorned Tick Has Now Been Found in 8 States, Says a New CDC Report. Here's What You Need to Know

The Asian longhorned tick is an invasive tick species that has recently spread to eight states across the United States and threatens to transmit several serious diseases to people, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned in a new report on Thursday.  ...

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