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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by roxie60, May 4, 2014.

  1. roxie60

    roxie60 Senior Member

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    Thought this could be a good thread for eveyone to post info on shows, events that are happening the month of May or have happened to help other members spread the word and take steps to raise awareness to our situation.

    I looked at my local PBS stations for Lyme related programs but found none in the search (maybe function of poor search engine or they just are not scheduling anything). But I did find some PBS sponsored lyme related programs that people can use to help educate themselves and others. I have not viewed these yet so dont know if links still work, took directly from PBS site.

    Why Lyme Disease Is 10 Times More Common Than Previously...
    www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/08/why-lyme-disease-is-10-times-more-common-than-previously-thought.html

    Around 300,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday, 10 times more than...
    CDC Finds Lyme Disease Is on the Rise
    www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec13/lyme_08-20.html

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year, 10 times the amount previously believed by health officials...
    Lyme Disease/Your Vote: Steve Abbott
    Lyme Disease/Your Vote: Steve Abbott
    video.pbs.org/video/1470513051

    Maine is seeing a surge in Lyme disease cases this year. State Epidemiologist Dr. Stephen Sears joins Jennifer Rooks to talk...
    CDC Warns About Rare Lyme Disease Complication
    CDC Warns About Rare Lyme Disease Complication
    video.pbs.org/video/2365142304

    Health officials say Lyme carditis is a rare heart infection that can happen to people with Lyme disease. So far three people have...
    6/24/11
    6/24/11
    video.pbs.org/video/2024717702

    On the next Central Issues living with Lyme disease. We meet a woman has learned to live with the illness and we will teach you...
    September 3, 2013 - Lyme Disease
    September 3, 2013 - Lyme Disease
    video.pbs.org/video/2365073257

    Lyme disease is on the rise across the nation and state. We talk with a panel of experts about its prevalence in the Chicago area...
    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Monday, June 27, 2011
    video.pbs.org/video/2030192364

    A controversial film is shining the spotlight on the treatment and diagnosis of Lyme disease.
    Lyme vs. Hermon-Dekalb
    Lyme vs. Hermon-Dekalb
    video.pbs.org/video/2296555772

    Whiz Quiz salutes the academic excellence of high schools in Northern New York and Southeastern Ontario. Over 30 schools...
    Revised Lyme Disease Statistics Raise New Questions
    Revised Lyme Disease Statistics Raise New Questions
    video.pbs.org/video/2365065908

    A new report from the Centers for Disease Control says 300,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year, 10 times the amount...
    Sandy Creek vs. Lyme
    Sandy Creek vs. Lyme
    video.pbs.org/video/2166341157
     
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    First for Friday, January 18, 2012
    video.pbs.org/video/2327792936

    Delaware State of the State, Lyme Disease, DRBA Deal, Art of the DCH
    Lyme vs. Sackets Harbor
    Lyme vs. Sackets Harbor
    video.pbs.org/video/2365116498

    Whiz Quiz with Glenn Gough starts it's 34th season beginning October 21, 2013. Glenn has been asking students tough...

    Tick Season
    video.pbs.org/video/2365228253

    Lyme disease is commonly thought of as the worst case scenario for a tick bite, but some doctors are now warning that there are...
     
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    roxie60 Senior Member

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    Here is a link with links to US and State legislature initiatives related to lyme. You can see if your state or US representatives are involved with moving Lyme related initiatives forward. Or maybe they need to be made aware of current initiatives you would like them to focus on.

    The Politics of Lyme

    http://www.reocities.com/HotSprings/Oasis/6455/politics-links.html
     
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    roxie60 Senior Member

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    I just looked at one of the US House Bills from 2001-2002 and I thought the outline fairly laid out some issues but I was stunned at the 14.5 million appropriated to the CDC for research into Lyme and prevention. Does anyone make these US departments accountable for the funds they receive, how they were spent and the results found as a result of the expenditures????

    Looks like this bill ended up on the trash heap of congress. If it had been passed the status would show that. Do these initiatives just get thrown into the trash when sent to subcommittee? Do these congressmen just create bills so they can say they tried to do something but nothing happens??? In the private sector normally we are held accountable for what we produce, the end product, not just that we created a proposal.....

    H.R.2118
    Latest Title: Lyme and Infectious Disease Information and Fairness in Treatment (LIIFT) Act
    Sponsor: Rep Greenwood, James C. [PA-8] (introduced 6/8/2001) Cosponsors (38)
    Latest Major Action: 6/18/2001 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:h.r.2118::
     
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