NBC 10 News Features Two Chronic Lyme Patients & LDA/Columbia Conference

22 October 2018

The Lyme Disease Association/Columbia University's upcoming Lyme CME scientific conference received TV coverage on NBC 10 News Rhode Island, on October 22, 2018. The segment, Health Check: Raising Awareness about Tick-Borne Diseases, was reported by Barbara Morse Silva.

Interviewed were two local sisters, Mary Lorusso-DiBara and Darlene DiBara O’Connor who have struggled for years with symptoms of Lyme and co-infections, as well as with finding proper diagnosis. With treatment, both have felt enormous relief of symptoms, but must remain under medical care. The sisters advocate for more research and more doctors who are willing to treat chronic symptoms. In the interview, they stressed that there are many symptoms associated with tick-borne diseases, and the symptom list is as long as the problem is big. They hope that the upcoming Lyme Disease Association conference on October 27-28 in Providence will be “eye opening.”

"There's a lot of misinformation out there and this conference, in particular, it's a scientific conference,” said Lorusso-DiBara. She added, "Real change is going to happen with doctors and other scientists talking with one another."

Click below to watch TV coverage on NBC 10 News

LDA/Columbia University's 19th Annual CME Scientific Conference - Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner Through Research, will be held October 27 & 28, 2018 in Providence, RI at the landmark Marriott Providence Downtown hotel.

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