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2014-01-30 23:28:12

Yolanda Foster, Tommy Hilfiger, Peter Sarsgaard, Tom Seaver and others to serve as Honorary Chairs of LRA's Gala on April 5, 2014. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund important research projects at universities and major medical institutions throughout the United States. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Lyme Research Alliance released today a star-studded list of celebrities who have agreed to serve as Honorary Event Chairs for its “Time for Lyme” Gala, April 5,...

2014-01-13 23:24:26

For the first time, Carlson reveals her personal battle with Lyme disease caused her to experience “fever, horrendous headaches, night sweats, unbelievable exhaustion.” Stamford, CT (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Lyme Research Alliance is pleased to announce that Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson will serve as the emcee for its annual “Time for Lyme” Gala, April 5, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT. Carlson, who anchors and hosts the daytime program “The Real...

2013-11-14 23:02:48

Lyme Research Alliance says adult stage ticks can be active even in cold weather, so don’t be caught off-guard. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 In autumn the sun slants lower, the days shorten, and we turn our ears to the sounds of the season: migrating birds, perhaps, or just the rustle of fallen leaves. Unfortunately, though, fall also brings unwelcome visitors: adult stage ticks that can transmit Lyme disease or one of its many co-infections. “Ticks remain active as long as...

2013-10-22 23:20:13

Mark Hopwood, Co-Founder of Closerware, says he’s “deeply honored” to join the Board. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), the nation’s largest private funder of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases research at major universities, today announced that Mark Hopwood has joined its Board of Directors. “We are delighted to welcome Mark to the Board. His range of experience, depth of insight and enthusiasm for our cause will be an enormous help to...

2013-09-26 23:01:37

Hunters need to take precautions to combat ticks, whose bites can lead to several diseases. Martinez, GA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 With hunting season beginning in many parts of the country, it is important that hunters check their clothes for ticks before that first time out. Hunters have been known to get bitten and infected by wearing camouflaged clothing in storage since last hunting season. Horne’s has some tips on proper tick control, and washing of hunting clothes to protect...

2013-09-24 23:24:22

According to the CDC, Lyme disease is now the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Lyme disease has now become one of the fastest growing epidemics to date. Why the alarming increase? Revised numbers from the CDC reflect that they have been under reporting Lyme disease. Instead of the 30,000 cases a year previously reported, the CDC has now issued a statement that the numbers are more in the range of...

2013-09-10 23:21:25

"What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease—Now!" will also address new challenges being posed by tick-borne co-infections and the emerging Powassan virus threat. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 With the number of Lyme and other tick-borne disease cases increasing in the Northeast, Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) will host its second annual Lyme Disease Awareness Night and Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains....

2013-09-05 23:28:06

Campaign to raise awareness and encourage local advocacy includes cross-country bike tour and interactive digital components. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Bite Back for a Cure, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance’s (TBDA) national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases, will make a stop on its national tour of bike rides and community events in Central N.Y. on Saturday, September 14. Led by 24-year-old Lyme...

2013-08-29 12:26:29

Parasite is an Aggressive Biter that Poses Risks to Pets and People WESTBROOK, Maine, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Historically considered a southern and south-central U.S. parasite, the lone star tick is creating increasing concerns for pets and people in Tennessee. This tick, known for the white, star-like spot on the backs of the female, is an aggressive biter and can transmit diseases such as ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to dogs, cats and people. (Logo:...

2013-08-29 12:26:27

Parasite is an Aggressive Biter that Poses Risks to Pets and People WESTBROOK, Maine, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Historically considered a southern and south-central U.S. parasite, the lone star tick is creating increasing concerns for pets and people in Oklahoma City and the entire state. This tick, known for the white, star-like spot on the backs of the female, is an aggressive biter and can transmit diseases such as ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to dogs, cats...