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Serena Williams's husband and Reddit cofounder says he was diagnosed with Lyme disease and is starting treatment

Alexis Ohanian announced that he has Lyme disease, despite displaying no symptoms.

Julia Pugachevsky   


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A woman is trying out a 4-dose Lyme disease vaccine as we approach the worst summer for ticks yet

Pfizer's Lyme vaccine trial, if successful, could herald the first major advance in the fight again…

Hilary Brueck   


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The 10 states where your pet is more likely to get sick from tick-borne diseases, viruses, parasites, and more

Analysts ranked the 50 US states by risk of dog and cat diseases. Here are the diseases to watch ou…

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Bella Hadid opened up about her years-long struggle with Lyme disease: 'I'll be back when I'm ready'

"The little me that suffered would be so proud of grown me for not giving up on myself," the 26-yea…

Amanda Goh   


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Almost 15% of people worldwide have had Lyme disease, research suggests. Side effects can include life-threatening heart inflammation and arthritis.

About a quarter of people won't have a telltale bullseye rash, which means Lyme disease symptoms ca…

Dr. Catherine Schuster-Bruce   


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What to know about Powassan virus, a tick-borne disease that can cause fatal brain infection

About one in every 10 cases of severe disease caused by Powassan virus is deadly, and half of those…

Andrea Michelson   


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20 years ago, a Lyme-disease vaccine was taken off the market. Now, 2 companies are developing one that could be available by 2025.

Pfizer and Valneva have said their vaccine produced immunity in phase 2 trials. If phase 3 pans out…

Sarah Braner   


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4 tips to help prevent tick bites, according to a wilderness educator

Wearing long pants and socks can reduce your risk of bites, but ticks may latch onto clothing. Make…

Andrea Michelson   


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Map shows which tick-borne disease is most common in your state

Lyme disease is the most common sickness spread by ticks in the northern US, but spotted fevers are…

Andrea Michelson   


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5 physical signs you may have Lyme disease, from fatigue to joint pain

Lyme disease is spread by infected blacklegged ticks.Judita Juknele /Getty Images

Andrea Michelson   


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5 tick-borne diseases to watch out for this season, and how to avoid them

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness in the US, but depending on your region, you may…

Andrea Michelson   


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A doctor slams 'fat bias,' saying a patient 'could have lost his life' because other doctors chalked up his rash and pain to obesity

A man with joint pain, fatigue, and rashes saw doctors who chalked up his symptoms to morbid obesit…

Anna Medaris Miller   


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A doctor dismissed a 25-year-old man with allergies, when he actually had a deadly form of Lyme disease. A jury just awarded his family $6.5 million.

Peter Smith died of Lyme carditis, a heart infection caused by the tick-borne disease, after being …

Andrea Michelson   


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Tick-borne diseases are back. Here's the best way to check for tick bites this summer.

Tick bites can spread illnesses like Lyme disease, babesiosis, and Powassan virus — but you can sto…

Andrea Michelson   


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A young woman with undiagnosed Lyme disease gradually weakened until she couldn't hold a toothbrush and eventually needed 16 joint surgeries

Megan Bradshaw needed total joint replacements in both shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles due to da…

Andrea Michelson   


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A 22-year-old died by suicide after years-long struggle with chronic Lyme disease, her father says in a heart-wrenching LinkedIn post

Amélie Champagne, 22, searched for an explanation for debilitating physical symptoms for years befo…

Andrea Michelson   


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India could suffer from an increased risk of these four health concerns due to climate change

To say the warming planet will have severe implications on human health is a terrifying understatem…

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Lyme disease upends people's lives, but insurance often won't cover the treatment of long-lasting symptoms

To get rid of persisting Lyme disease symptoms, patients sometimes pay as much as $100,000 for cont…

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People in 8 states should be aware of the signs of yet another tick-borne disease as cases rise, CDC says

Babesiosis effects can range from a mild illness with no symptoms to people getting severely sick w…

Catherine Schuster-Bruce   


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Shania Twain says she used to have blackouts on stage due to Lyme disease

In her new documentary "Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl," the country singer said the tick-borne illn…

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