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Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease

The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR – this was the usual debate about Lyme.  

Everyone was too civilized and Diane Rehm tried to sound surprised by the guest speakers’ comments.

I was bored and could not listen to it all, but if you are trying to understand the controversy about these tick borne diseases – this might be worth a listen. Click the link here:

Diagnosing and Treating Lyme Disease | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR


Lyme: Serving up IDSA Facebook comments to Congress

On January 4, 2012, the Infectious Diseases Society of America posted the following question on its Facebook page. “What would you like to see from your society in the coming year?”

The organization’s PR people intended the question for their professional membership. Instead, Lyme patients throughout the US and around the world took notice and leapt at the opportunity to speak out against the IDSA’s Lyme treatment guidelines.  Me included.

Read more of the IDSA public relations nightmare:

LymeDisease.org.http://lymedisease.org/news/touchedbylyme/serving-up-idsa-facebook-comments-congress.html

So the Lyme community took all the posts about what people wanted from the IDSA and put them into 274 pages. Printed up the books and distributed them to congress, the president, the media, the CDC and more.

Brilliant!

My post is on page 41 of this book.

TOUCHED BY LYME: Serving up IDSA Facebook comments to Congress |

Deer Ticks and Lyme and More

This photo has been magnified so the tiny tick, that brown blob above the “E” in CENT, can bee seen.

This is Ixodes scapularis.

The deer tick.  A dangerous animal hiding under the leaves, under the snow, waiting for warmer weather to come out of their winter home, in hopes of finding a host to feed from. They will find an animal for their next blood meal. It might be you.

There are more ticks in more places.

Jazz Legends

Greg Abate

jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 150 days a year touring the globe.

One of these 150 days will be in Providence, Rhode Island on April 25, 2012 at Fete in Providence.

In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.

In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to ’87.

Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, and Moscow and Georgia Russia.

Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington.

To this date Greg has recorded over 12 other recordings and was nominated for a Grammy for his 2004 recording EVOLUTION in four categories . James Williams, Harvie S and Billy Hart comprised the trio.

Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co. sponsorship from the Conn -Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S and abroad.

Providence Rotary – Providence Rotary Charities Foundation – Jazz Legends 2012