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Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving in the Lyme world

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Lyme gratitude list, 2017
Along with new and continuing challenges for the Lyme community, there is also much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving season. Here's some of what we're giving thanks for.

MyLymeData offers leap forward for Lyme research 

Almost 10,000 people have enrolled in MyLymeData, our big data study aimed at targeting research to the real-world needs of Lyme patients.

Furthermore, scientists from UCLA and Claremont McKenna have received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, to continue their work of predictive analytics, using data from this project. This will provide an immense benefit to Lyme patients, helping point the way to more promising treatments.'s Lorraine Johnson has presented preliminary MyLymeData findings to researchers, doctors and patients at professional conferences and our own MyLymeData2017. (MyLymeData2018 will be April 7--mark your calendars.)

Broader national news coverage of Lyme and TBDs 

Major media outlets have paid more attention to Lyme-related issues this year. Among them: a five-part investigative series from NBC New York called The Lyme Wars; WBUR radio series called "Losing to Lyme"; PBS News Hour; and Rolling Stone magazine. In addition, independent journalists Mary Beth Pfeiffer and David Michael Conner continue to provide excellent coverage of many facets of this complex topic.

In addition, in May, Fox5NY received an Emmy award for its groundbreaking 2016 news special, "Lyme and Reason: The Cause and Consequence of Lyme Disease."

New York State Senate hearing on Lyme disease

On August 29, the New York State Senate's Task Force on Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases held a public hearing, which was streamed live to a national audience. In response, the task force called for a statewide action plan and more funding to combat tick-borne diseases in New York. 

Moreover, we're grateful for you, members and friends of With your support, we continue our efforts to empower Lyme patients through advocacy, education and research.

We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and look forward to continuing to work together in the future., publisher of The Lyme Times, is the Lyme community's leading source of news, information, and health policy analysis. 

SAVE THE DATE! November 28 is #GivingTuesday. It's a chance to donate to the good work of and have your contribution matched--making your dollars go much further. Stay tuned for details.
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