The LDA has developed this Cardiac Manifestations of Lyme Poster for your use. You may download it and print it out or have it copied at Staples or another office supply store as a large poster for educational use. It must be copied in its entirety.Learn more
Reducing Chronic Pain in Post-Treatment Lyme Syndrome: a Brain Imaging and Treatment Study. Background: At least 5-15% of patients with Lyme disease (7,500-45,000 new cases a year) develop Post-treatment Lyme Syndrome (PTLS) - debilitating residual symptoms that last months to years, even after having received antibiotic treatment. Often patients with PTLS experience chronic pain in their muscles or joints or nerves. Do patients with PTLS benefit from treatment with a medicine that reduces central pain?
The Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) has announced funding opportunities under the auspices of the Tick-Borne Diseases Programmatic Panel. $5 million has been appropriated for tick-borne diseases research through the Department of Defense budget for the 2016 (FY16) CDMRP program. Research specifically involving the following areas is being sought:Learn more
The LDA has been designated as a national charity included in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List. CFC is part of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, federal employees are provided with lists of approved charities for their workplace giving through the CFC. The LDA has met the requirements and been a part of CFC for 11 years running. LDA's administrative and fundraising costs were determined to be only 3.3% for 2015, meaning 96.7% went directly to programs.Learn more
On October 15, & 16, 2016, the Lyme Disease Association & Columbia University will present Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: New Strategies to Tackle an Expanding Epidemic, a CME conference designed for physicians & researchers, although the public is also invited to register.Learn more
On June 8, LDA President Pat Smith presented the Powerpoint "How A Tick Can Make you Sick" to all 3 third grades in the Allenwood Elementary School, Wall Township, NJ, and provided the same on June 14 to all five 3rd grades in Newbury School in Howell Township, NJ. In an hour long session, she explained what Lyme is, where it comes from, the 3 types of ticks that cause problems in NJ with many different tick-borne diseases, how to protect against ticks, and how to properly remove a tick.Learn more
Asbury Park Press recently featured an article by Jerry Carino: Rep. Chris Smith on Lyme 'culture of denial,' a Q&A with the congressman, who has crusaded for Lyme disease research and formal recognition of chronic Lyme. The article highlights the congressman's Lyme legislation victories and new initiatives. Although Smith is encouraged by "the beginning of a sea change in the attitudes of the federal officials who are responsible for coordinating the Lyme disease initiativeLearn more
The Massachusetts Medical Society has shifted from a neutral stance on the pending patient supported Lyme legislation which would require insurers to cover longer-term Lyme treatment to one of opposing the bill. The House passed version is supported by Lyme groups, including the LDA, which supplied testimony is support of the precursor to these current bills Click Here LDA Testimony.Learn more