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Tick-borne diseases: Free, evidence-based, AAAFP-accredited courses

The diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease, is becoming increasingly complex and challenging as more and more infectious pathogens are identified. Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses and/or parasites and are able to transmit one or more of these infective agents through a single tick bite. Currently, there are 10 known…

Chronic Lyme Disease: An Evidence-Based Definition by the ILADS Working Group

by Samuel Shor, Christine Green, Beatrice Szantyr, Steven Phillips, Kenneth Liegner, Joseph Jr. Burrascano, Jr., Robert Bransfield, and Elizabeth L. Maloney Published: December 16, 2019 View Entire Text Abstract Objective: Chronic Lyme disease has been a poorly defined term and often dismissed as a fictitious entity. In this paper, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases…

Sam Shor’s paper on CFS and Seronegative Lyme

Dr. Shor did an elegant study that suggests that some patients, who fit the Center for Disease control criteria for Chronic Fatigue syndrome, have seronegative Lyme disease. This means the patient do not meet the Center for Disease control criteria for Lyme disease, but have other criteria suggesting that they have Borrelia infection. The criteria…

Can bioidentical hormones be protective to heart disease?

Evidence that estrogen especially transdermal ( a patch or a gel to put on the skin) and that natural progesterone protect women against cardiac events is mounting. The first careful study to suggest this was the PEPI (the postmenopausal estrogen/progestin intervenions study). Download entire study. Background Observational studies in healthy women suggest postmenopausal hormone therapy…