Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Great TV Coverage of Lyme - Amy Tan, Ray Stricker

Here's a terrific half-hour program from Bay Area TV channel 7 about Lyme. Spread it around to your friends and family. It's a very good intro for folks who don't want to watch an entire movie-length piece such as Under Our Skin.

I hadn't heard Amy talk about her symptoms in much detail before. Dr Stricker provides the necessary info and is to the point and well spoken, as usual. This is the first time I have heard that the CDC is thinking maybe the 300,000 number of new infectees per year may be too low an estimate, too, and that is now thinking that as many as 1 million may be more like it. Considering that Germany alone claims 1 million, the US could certainly have as many cases. 

Click the link and the video should play on your computer.

August 3, 2014
Lyme Disease
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Beyond the Headlines show focuses on a different topic affecting the people who make up the fabric of the Bay Area. What do you know about the disease that you could get from a tick bite? It's called Lyme Disease. 

At first, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control only reported about 30,000 cases a year. But, new studies reveal the numbers could be far higher... as many as 300,000 a year. Now, the CDC estimates that number could be as high as a million cases a year!

Studio Guests

Amy Tan
Award-winning Author

Raphael Stricker, MD
Lyme Disease Expert
Union Square Medical Experts

Kate Steele
Mother of 2 
A Journey of Faith and Healing 

Ari Steele-Baker
College Student
A Journey of Faith and Healing

Other resources:
Lyme Disease Association
International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society 
Lyme Light Foundation

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