Welcome to the Internet Home of the Lyme Disease Society at LymeSociety.com!
The Lyme Disease
Society is a Pennsylvania-based volunteer group dedicated to advocacy on Lyme disease
(and other tick-borne diseases) education, prevention, research and patient issues.
In Memoriam, Mary M. Halinski
(1961-2013), Noted Patient Advocacy Leader,
Lyme Disease Society Co-Founder and Executive Director
Excerpts from 'Words of Remembrance' for his Mom written and delivered by her son Luke at her funeral -
"My Mom's life was a most beautiful Mosaic composed of many pieces: the people who my Mom impacted. Her life was an extraordinary masterwork of love, with each unique piece, each person, glistening in the special way Mom knew them, helped them, cared for them and loved them. My Mom radiated a vibrant generosity of spirit and love that will carry on always."
"Most of all, I know that now everyone here has a new advocate for them in heaven."
Mary M. Halinski, 52, of Lansdale, PA, passed away Friday, August 16, 2013, after extended health challenges from pancreatic cancer. She was the beloved wife of Robert Halinski, her husband of 32 years, and an amazing mother, sister, aunt and friend.
CDC - Lyme Disease Transmission
Link to information from the CDC on Lyme Disease Transmission (outside site)www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html
Lyme Disease Case Statistics
Link to the CDC Statistics on Lyme disease cases (outside site)
www.cdc.gov/lyme/stats/index.htmlLyme Disease Case Estimate Dramatically Increased by CDC
Many experts, clinicians and patients advocates knowledgeable about Lyme disease
had long contended CDC needed to improve its surveillance. Lyme Disease Society
federal advocacy efforts had urged improved Lyme disease surveillance by CDC for many years.
The CDC estimate is higher than previous surveillance by a large magnitude:
approximately 300,000 cases per year.
Link to 2013 CDC press release on new Lyme disease case estimate (outside site)
www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0819-lyme-disease.htmlStudy - Lack of Evidence Behind Treatment Guidelines
Link to Study Published in Archives of Internal Medicine
on Level of Evidence Behind
Infectious Disease Treatment Guidelines (outside site)
Link to Reuters article on Infectious Disease Treatment
Guidelines Study (outside site)
Link to the CDC's tick removal guide (outside site)
Note: The above links are to external sites. The
and content at the linked addresses is outside the control of this site and the Lyme Disease Society.
If you are interested in joining the Lyme Disease Society email list or being involved with our volunteer advocacy work, email LymeSociety@aol.com.
The Central Bucks Lyme Disease Support Group meets monthly in Doylestown, PA outside of Philadelphia.
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