By: Terry Graedon September 16, 2021 5 Comments
    Show 1272: How Your Eyes Reveal Your Health

    You may have heard that the eyes are the window to the soul. That could be difficult to prove, but scientists have now shown that the eyes offer significant clues to your overall health. Most exciting…

    By: Terry Graedon June 14, 2021 11 Comments
    A New Way to Prevent Lyme Disease

    Tick bites can transmit a variety of serious diseases, including Lyme disease. A specific germ causes this infection. It is a spirochete in the genus Borrelia. In the US, B. burgdorferi is u…

    By: Joe Graedon May 27, 2021 12 Comments
    Warning: This Will Be a Bad Summer for Lyme Dise…

    This may be an especially bad summer for Lyme disease, according to disease ecologists. This disease is caused by a spirochete transmitted by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Lyme disease is no…

    By: Terry Graedon February 4, 2021 11 Comments
    Show 1245: Overcoming Chronic Lyme and Post-COVI…

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been raging through the world for more than a year. More than 455,000 people have died in the US, but the vast majority of people who become infected survive. Unfortunately, …

    By: Terry Graedon August 13, 2020 2 Comments
    Do You Need a New Insect Repellent?

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worries about diseases carried by mosquitoes and ticks like chikungunya, dengue fever, Zika, Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The best way t…

    By: Joe Graedon June 22, 2020 11 Comments
    Preventing Tick Bites By Wearing Gaiters

    Ticks are nasty! Their bites can cause untold misery. The infections they transmit can cause disability and even death. We know too many people who have experienced bouts of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fev…

    By: Terry Graedon March 19, 2020 3 Comments
    Show 1205: How Do Patients’ Stories Shape …

    How do doctors figure out what is wrong with a person and how they can be treated effectively? Traditionally, medicine has put great emphasis on the patient’s history, which usually means the patien…

    By: Terry Graedon March 12, 2020 1 Comments
    Show 1204: How Brain Function Affects Mental Ill…

    Mental health problems cause widespread disability in today’s world. Large numbers of people suffer with depression or severe anxiety. While these ailments are real, we may not be considering their …

    By: Terry Graedon September 19, 2019 6 Comments
    Are Tick-Borne Illnesses More of a Problem?

    Tick-borne illnesses have doubled in recent years and are spreading across the country. Scientists who study these diseases suspect that climate change may be contributing to this epidemic. Many speci…

    By: Joe Graedon August 7, 2019 9 Comments
    Do You Have Chronic Lyme Disease?

    Is there such a thing as chronic Lyme disease? Many health professionals remain doubtful. Infectious disease experts use the term Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome or PTLDS to describe symptoms suc…

    By: Terry Graedon June 17, 2019 11 Comments
    How Can You Prevent Tick Bites?

    As we move into summertime and look forward to outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and camping, people start to worry about Lyme disease. While this infection can be serious, it is not the only …

    By: Terry Graedon December 6, 2018 3 Comments
    Can You Kill Lyme Bacteria with Essential Oils?

    Lyme disease can sometimes be hard to treat because the bacteria that cause it, Borrelia burgdorferi, can go dormant. When Lyme bacteria are not actively reproducing, antibiotics can’t kill them. Es…

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 7 Comments
    Show 1128: What You Need to Know About Tick-Born…

    If you’ve spent time out in the woods this summer, or if you hope to hike or bike outside, you need to know about ticks. Ticks are not just icky; they can also carry dangerous diseases. In fact, tic…

    By: Terry Graedon July 12, 2018 7 Comments
    The Right Clothes Can Protect You from Ticks

    Avoiding tick-borne diseases starts with preventing tick bites to the extent possible. Outdoor enthusiasts are turning to a new tactic: the right clothes, which are those coated with permethrin. Testi…

    By: Terry Graedon July 2, 2018 14 Comments
    Will Coconut Oil Protect You from Mosquitoes and…

    Preventing bites from mosquitoes and ticks could mean side-stepping a serious infection such as West Nile virus or Lyme disease. So it's no wonder people are on the lookout for ways to avoid these bit…

    By: Terry Graedon May 3, 2018 3 Comments
    Ticks and Mosquitoes Responsible for More Diseas…

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes are becoming far more common. New data from 2004 to 2016 shows that such vector-borne diseases…

    By: Terry Graedon June 1, 2017 12 Comments
    Show 1081: What Do You Need to Know About Lyme D…

    There's been a big increase in mouse populations in many places over the past year. As a result, the number of ticks is booming, and you have a greater chance of being bitten when you go outside. Coul…

    By: Joe Graedon December 15, 2016 31 Comments
    Giant Generic Drug Scandal: Companies Accused of…

    We have long suspected that something was rotten within the generic drug industry. Put aside questions about substandard factories in China and India or fraudulent test results. The latest bombshell t…

    By: Terry Graedon February 11, 2016 2 Comments
    What Is the New Cause of Lyme Disease?

    Scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have identified a new type of bacteria as a cause of Lyme disease. For decades, Lyme disease has been associated with infection with the bacteria Borrelia …

    By: Terry Graedon January 21, 2016 10 Comments
    Is There Lyme Disease in Your County?

    The ticks (Ixodes scapularis and Ixodes pacificus) that carry Lyme disease are becoming ubiquitous throughout the United States. According to the CDC, these ticks, also termed deer ticks or black-legg…

    By: Joe Graedon September 5, 2013 32 Comments
    Why Does the Medical Establishment Get Defensive…

    In early July of 2013, Jane Brody, a respected health journalist for the New York Times, wrote in her Personal Health column an article titled "When Lyme Disease Lasts and Lasts." In it she described …

    By: Terry Graedon August 22, 2013 4 Comments
    CDC Drastically Increases Lyme Disease Estimate

    Lyme disease is far more common than most public health officials realized. Until this week, the CDC estimated that between 20,000 and 30,000 Americans were infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme…

    By: Joe Graedon August 20, 2013 25 Comments
    CDC Admits Lyme Rate Is 1000% Higher Than Expect…

    The CDC is catching up with something that patients have known for a long time, ie, that Lyme disease is more common than most health professionals have realized. This week the Centers for Disease Con…

    By: Terry Graedon June 23, 2011 5 Comments
    Tick-Borne Disease More Common

    Add another serious disease to the list of tick-borne infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that babesiosis has become 20 times more common in the Lower Hudson V…