Strain-based immunity? This news article highlights results from a study exploring whether people exposed to a particular strain of Lyme disease are immune to that strain for any length of time. The news article gives a nice layman's summary of the research article. The main result is that it seems statistically more likely that the… Continue reading Strain-based immunity?
We've reached a training plateau. It seems as if Gryffin isn't really learning anything new right now. Perhaps I'm just unmotivated, as I'm feeling outstandingly well. Or perhaps it's the constant time it takes. Or perhaps it's the fact that he's mastered the impressive stuff. Now we need to work on basics and small additions.… Continue reading A Training Plateau
Lyme Support Group September 29 October 6 November3 December 1 6 - 9 pm Christ Lutheran Church 910 North Avenue Millvale, PA 15209 firstname.lastname@example.org A new Lyme Support group is getting started in the area (about time, I think the old Etna one I have posted about before is now defunct). Hope this is of… Continue reading Lyme Support Gr…
It has been 4 months now since I began training our pet as a service dog. Our intent at the time was to work on training Gryffin to (1) retrieve things; (2) find people; (3) close and open a door; (4) behave in public; (5) identify and get appropriate equipment. It's been a joy and… Continue reading Assistance Dog Training Update #1
Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh] Thank goodness the press is paying some attention (again) to what's going on with Lyme disease in the area. Maybe it will help one or two more people think twice before they dismiss unusual symptoms. If only the reporter had also talked about how to prevent tick bites, or… Continue reading Lyme disease cases skyrocket [in Pittsburgh]
I've been on Low Dose Naltrexone now for almost two months. During the first month, I felt extremely tired, almost from the day I started it. At the end of the month I reduced the dose to almost half, and the tiredness went away. Not only that, but I was out of relapse (something that… Continue reading Update on Low Dose Naltrexone
Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions"A 9-year-old Georgia boy who developed a rare tick-borne disease got the infection from a blood transfusion, according to a report of his case.The case is the first time this infection, called ehrlichiosis, was spread by a transfusion, said Dr. Joanna Regan of the Centers for Disease Control and… Continue reading Evidence for Erlichiosis transfer by Blood Transfusions