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Coronavirus or COVID19/SARS-Cov-2 is a virus caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2. For most individuals this virus presents similarly to a common cold. Some patients are at higher risk including elderly and patients with chronic medical conditions who are predisposed to immune suppression. These patients are thought to be at higher risk of developing sever...

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Coronaviruses (CoVs) are enveloped RNA viruses that are distributed broadly among humans and other mammals, as well as birds, and cause primarily respiratory but also gastrointestinal, hepatic and neurologic disease. The virus, initially called 2019-nCoV, has officially been named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2, based on tax...

Patients want cutting-edge treatments, but not every treatment is the best option for your condition. This article is meant to give an overview of the benefits of exosomes that I offer my patients.

I believe exosomes derived from stem cells can play a beneficial role in treatment of autoimmune conditions. However, it’s part of her commitment to you to only offer treatments that...

Many of you know that May is Lyme Disease awareness month. A time when messages of hope, public awareness, health campaigns on education and prevention are prevelent throughout media and social media platforms.

A time when we can voice our feelings, frustrations, support, and courage. We proudly wear our green ribbons, wrist bands, t-shirts, host galas, cycling events, and even...

A few things I would like to highlight are: Lyme disease does not always have an acute presentation. Lyme disease can present alongside other infections. Lyme disease can have long term ramifications.

“Tick season is finally over, right?” Well … not quite. Technically, every season is “tick season.” Contrary to popular belief, ticks don’t just disappear in the colder months. Some tick species are simply less active. Take year-round precautions to prevent tick bites and the diseases that can come with them.

Ticks in the Winter?!

Yes, unfortunately. Accordin...

Visual impairments are a prominent feature of a Lyme patient’s clinical presentation. Patients may complain of disturbance of visual acuity, blurry vision, floaters, pain on eye movement, frequent localized infections, and trouble keeping focus on a page when reading just to name a few.

My colleagues and I had the pleasure of presenting on this topic at the 2018 annual NORA – N...

May is Lyme Disease awareness months and I am thrilled to see various media outlets focusing on educating the public on vector borne illnesses. The recent New York Times Article published May 1st, 2018 “Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly, C.D.C. Finds,” touched on reasons why tick and other insect related diseases are on the rise. The article gives reasons such as...

Over the last few months I have been reflecting on which direction medicine has been heading in the last few decades. It is clear that patients like consumers are looking for immediate response and results from their healthcare professionals. Intern, I see a trend of people moving toward urgent care centers, telemedicine and local pharmacist for questions and advice on issues...

The summer is officially behind us and the school year is back in full swing. As we put the long summer days and warm summer nights behind us and get back in the academic saddle, I want to address some symptoms that you might not realize can be related to Lyme disease and associated co-infections.

Summer Flu

I often hear parents talk about the summer flu. This usually occurs in...

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc over Texas and Louisiana on August 25, 2017 and parts of Texas and Louisiana continue to be submerged under flood water.  I would like to address the medical ramifications of this hurricane that is both immediate as well as long term.

Hurricane waters can displace animals and insects and so can change a local ecosystem. This can bring infectio...

Many of you already know about the various infections that a tick bite can transmit and for some leading to life altering diseases and symptoms. But did you know that a tick bite may also lead to a meat allergy?

Alpha- Gal allergy has come on the medical radar in 2002 when a number of patients exhibited an allergic reaction to a cancer drug – Cetuximab. It was later discovered...

We are in the midst of Summer 2017 and it is another great time for bonding, relaxing and spending time in the great outdoors with pets, friends and family. Throughout the year I have written and posted on my social media about all the things I am doing to raise awareness for Lyme disease and July 2017 is no exception.

This year, for the first time in 20 years, thanks to Steve...

In March, I had the privilege of interviewing  Dr. Elena Frid, a dynamic pediatric and adult autoimmune and Lyme disease specialist in New York City. You may recognize Dr. Frid from her bold, high fashion social media posts; she’s on an attention-grabbing mission to bring encouragement to the Lyme community and educate healthcare practitioners about this illness.
 
Frid began...

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that typically presents in childhood, affecting verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Typically, caretakers notice a problem with the child by age 2, when the child begins to learn how to communicate effectively with his/her environment.

Why am I writing about autism in a Lyme publication? Well, it is very simple. Lyme disease and as...

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