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This blog was prepared by Dr. Elena Frid in her personal capacity. The opinions expressed in these articles are the author's own and have no relation to those of any academic, hospital, health practice or other institution. This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Reliance on any information provided on this blog (articles) is solely at your own risk. Individual medical needs are very different; you should not assume that the information on the blog and site concerning certain courses of treatment or outcomes will apply to you. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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IT IS RARE

Powassan Virus is an infection transmitted to humans through a tick bite; the same tick that caries Lyme disease and associate infections. There have only been 75 cases of Powassan Virus reported to the CDC to date in the last 10 years. Pawassan Virus has been recognized in the United States, Canada and Russia. In the United States it is mainly reported out of the No...

I have been writing to you about my involvement with Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses for over six months. Through the letters one can see the vast involvement and damage these disorders can cause and can present in many different ways often mimicking other conditions.  In my practice, I primarily see patients who have been undiagnosed for month or even years, often...

Over the years I have seen numerous patients who complain of many neurologic and psychiatric conditions. Often when a patient complains of more than one or two problems – many physicians can get overwhelmed. It is difficult to treat a patient who seems to have a multitude of problems that at first glance may not appear to be related. Part of the issue is that medicine is movin...

Many autoimmune disorders continue to be a mystery to the medical community. We do understand that in some people their immune system malfunctions and starts acting against a certain organ system. We try to look for different markers to figure out the presence and the severity for the autoimmune disorder as well as looking for ways to suppress the malfunctioning immune system....

For years it was thought in the medical community that ADD/ADHD is purely a pediatric diagnosis, typically seen in school age children. The medical community was under impression that most children grow out of this disorder later in life.

More recently it has become evident that some children never grow out of ADD/ADHD, furthermore there are adults who are diagnosed with this c...

1. It is more prevalent than you think!
Fibromyalgia affects 2% of the population which is over 5 million people in the United States. It is more commonly seen in women but children and men also carry
this diagnosis.

2. It is a waist basket diagnosis!
As defined by the CDC, fibromyalgia is a co
nstellation of vague symptoms such as:

  • Widespread pain

  • Insomnia

  • F...

This month I would like to highlight an important topic that affects millions of people across the United States and worldwide – Dementia.

Dementia is a neurologic condition which includes a variety of symptoms at the forefront of which is a decline in mental ability that interferes with daily living. Memory, executive functioning, attention, visual special skills and language...

 Dear Patients,

Most of you heard there is a growing concern about Zika virus worldwide and specifically in North America that may cause significant neurologic symptoms in affected patients. Our office would like to use this opportunity to shed some light on this issue.

HISTORY AND TRANSMISSION

The virus was first discovered in 1947 in Uganda and is a member of the flaviviru...

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