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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Worst Year Yet for Lyme in Northeastern U.S.?

Ecological influences can predict the incidence and spread of Lyme. The summer of 2012 seems to be the worst time ever for both of those issues in relation to Lyme and surprisingly, acorns factor into the reason why. Read more: Year in Review: Worst Summer Yet for Lyme Disease?

How to Make These Awful New Years Resolutions Work

Oh, New Year’s…that time of year when we are all supposed to swear to do things we don’t want to do, all in the hopes of making ourselves “better”. Sarcasm aside, New Year’s resolutions can be hard to keep, no matter how much we want or need to keep them.

Jury Still Out on MS Dietary Interventions

A significant number of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as a significant number of medical professionals believe that dietary interventions vastly improve MS symptoms and progression. However, the jury is still out— at least in an absolute way. Read more: Jury Still Out on Dietary Interventions in MS

A Race Against Time: Living With Lyme (PSA)

Please share this public service announcement (PSA) on your social media sites and via email so we can spread the word about Lyme. This video consists of basic information, but enough of it to spark interest in learning more about the disease as well as taking precaution against it.

Stretching to Help MS

Reduced range of motion and spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis can be improved through active or passive stretching. Therefore, stretching to improve MS is a wise activity to add to your daily routine. Just check with your doctor before adding it to your routine. Active stretching occurs when the muscles

Fundamental Exercises for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s patients should incorporate the following exercises into their routine. These exercises were complied by the The Center of Neurological Study With every step taken, make sure to bring up the toes. Make no moves without lifting the toes. Also, lifting the toes helps end the muscle spasm that makes

Biomat for Cold Weather and Lyme Disease

Lyme disease and cold weather mean different things to different Lyme patients. However, it is not uncommon for Lyme patients to equate cold weather with an increase in pain and other symptoms. It would be wise to speak to your doctor about such cold issues so he or she can

ALS Stories Across America

The ALS Association’s website features a section full of stories about people living with or affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) called ALS Across America. The stories cover many areas in the United States, offering connections and a way to share information as well as hope for those suffering with

10 Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease

There are ten early sings of Parkinson’s Disease that the public should know. These signs come from the National Parkinson’s Foundation. 1. Tremor or shaking in your lips, chin, fingers, and limbs. 2. A sudden change in handwriting usually consisting of smaller letters. 3. Difficulty walking or moving. 4. Loss