20 April 2018

NGC headerApril 16, 2018 - The AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC, guideline.gov) has announced it's Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018 because federal funding through AHRQ will no longer be available to support the NGC as of that date. AHRQ is receiving expressions of interest from stakeholders interested in carrying on NGC's work. It is not clear at this time, however, when or if NGC (or something like NGC) will be online again. In addition, AHRQ has not yet determined whether, or to what extent, the Agency would have an ongoing role if a stakeholder were to continue to operate the NGC. We will continue to post summaries of new and updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines until July 2, 2018. For any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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08 April 2018

2018 UnivMaryland IxodesScapularisTickThe following excerpts are from University of Maryland, Dept. of Veterinary Medicine press release: A UMD researcher has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that causes Lyme disease persists in the body and fights your early, innate immune responses. Dr. Utpal Pal, Professor in Veterinary Medicine, has been studying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria throughout his twelve years with UMD, and his work has already produced the protein marker used to identify this bacterial infection in the body. Now, Dr. Pal and his team have isolated a protein produced by the bacteria that disables one of the body’s first immune responses, giving insight into mechanisms that are largely not understood. He has also observed a never-before-seen phenomena demonstrating that even without this protein and with the immune system responding perfectly, the bacteria can spring back in the body weeks later.

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02 April 2018

2018 NYS Sen James SewardThe following excerpts are from New York State Senator James Seward's Press Release: ALBANY, 03/29/18 — State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref-Oneonta) joined this week with his senate colleagues to call on the state to investigate the impact Lyme and tick-borne diseases (TBD) may have on mental health. The senate unanimously passed legislation (S.7171) co-sponsored by Senator Seward that would require the state to study the link between infectious diseases, blood-borne pathogens and mental illnesses. The bill is the first step in a process that could lead to a better understanding of the incredible impact these diseases can have on the overall health of New Yorkers.

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22 March 2018

2018 4thAnnualMLDSEconference loAnnouncing the 4th Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference at the Augusta Civic Center (Augusta, Maine) on Saturday, April 28th from 8am-5pm, supported by an educational grant from the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. ADMISSION is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. There will be over 30 expert speakers and over 100 exhibitors offering products and services to benefit Maine's Lyme Community.

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18 March 2018

2018 3rdAnnualRockyMtnColorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association (COTBDAA) presents Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 3rd Rocky Mountain Forum, on May 19, 2018  at the PACE center in Parker, Colorado this year!  This is a FREE Awareness and Education Event, supported by an educational grant from the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. The Forum will run from 8:00 am - 5pm. For details and registration visit the Rocky Mountain Forum Home Page.

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