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OPMC Reform

Signed by Gov. Paterson 2008


Empire State Lyme Informational Brochures (free)-also, you can ask for a customized version for your group


Tick- Info Plus (Download 97 page Tick Management free)


Lyme and Tick-

Borne Disease Info

· The Beginning

· Rashes

· Early Detection 

· Testing

· Symptoms

· Additional Symptoms

· Co-infections

· Late stage Infection

· Antibiotics

· Treatment

· Herxheimer Reaction

· Mechanism of Action

· Survival Tactics

· The Bad News 

· Conclusion

· Good News

· Prevention

· Alternative Treatments

· Lyme Disease Politics

· Disclaimer




Lyme tests are not accurate-2005 John Hopkins study


Articles on the Persistence and Virulence of Lyme

by Miklossy, Luft, Barthold,  others


*Support Group Meetings*


Empire State Lyme en Español


Michele Moynihan's Presentation "Lyme Disease: Be Lyme Wise* is a Great Educational Presentation for School Children 



and Books on 
Tick-Borne Diseases




**Empire State Lyme Disease Association ~ Our Yahoo Discussion Group**



Autism and Lyme Disease


LYME & Pregnancy by John Drulle, MD



Alzheimer's and Lyme Disease




Worm Parasites, FILARIASIS Nematodes in ticks?

Nematode Spirochete Farmers

Nematode-Bacteria- Symbiosis

10 Questions For Scientists


Heart Disease & Lyme Disease & Lyme Carditis






**US Senator Chuck Schumer, NY, on the
Board of Empire State 
Lyme Disease Association



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Freedom of Information Law Requests

Federal Health Reform

Implementation Timeline


Special Thanks


In Memory

of Keith Romaine 



** 2012 Lyme Meeting & Event Reminders **


Note - if you are receiving a warning from Internet Explorer, it is due to the following youtube link, which is worthwhile viewing.

Please take a look at a teenager discussing her Lyme disease


*Meetings are Free and Open to the Public unless otherwise specified.*

We provide information, for educational purposes only on topics of Lyme and tick-borne diseases and we address other areas of concern to participants.

Also see: Support Group Meetings

Capital Region Chapter


We hope you enjoyed the holidays

and look forward to seeing you if you are able to attend this meeting.

Support Group Meetings are usually held at the 

Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave, Guilderland, NY 12084
The Open Forum meetings provide an opportunity for participants to raise questions, exchange ideas and experiences, make connections, and locate resources, drawing from the extensive experience of the other support group members. Anyone with questions about Lyme disease is welcome to attend. The meeting is free and open to the public.
If you would like to be added to the mailing list to be notified of future events, or for 

More information, please contact bjmeslda@yahoo.com or 

kameslda@yahoo.com  or felicite44@aol.com

Central New York Chapter


Support Group Meetings

are usually held at the 

Onondaga Free Library Onondaga Hill, NY

Please attend if you are interested in sharing and learning about Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases. 

More information call 315-200-6541 or email LymeCNY@gmail.com

Schedule for CNYLS, the Lyme group from Chittenango
March 4th Sunday 2-3:30 PM: CNYLS Monthly meeting at Sullivan Free Library, Chittenango. Guest speaker Gary Blier from Advanced Cell Training (ACT) will be with us via Internet (Skype) technology to talk about treating Lyme via natural healing process. 
Quote from “Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment” by Connie Strasheim: ACT as “…a powerful healing modality that addresses symptoms caused by emotional trauma as well as those caused by Lyme.” ACT is for any chronic disease or condition - Lyme, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, MS, lupus, ALS, arthritis. Preview: http://lymefree.com/
-- CNYLS, founded 2011, serves as a resource, offering information and guidance for issues of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. CNYLS provides a place for its members to share feelings and concerns with others suffering from effects of the disease. CNYLS also offers a faith-based perspective in coping with the complexities of living with Lyme. Contact CNYLS at CNYlyme@gmail.com, or phone 315-687-6540.

Also Please see this link for more information about CNYLS

Oneonta-Cooperstown Chapter


Support Group Meetings

Thursday February 23 6-8:00 PM
Saturday February 25 10-12:00 PM

Meetings will be conducted in Classroom C

of the FoxCare Center State Route 7 in Oneonta.
The meetings are free and open to the public.

Discussions of the effects of Lyme and tick-borne disease

will be shared for education of all.
More information call Bob Tuthill 607-278-4049 or email btut42@yahoo.com

Support Group Meeting

2nd Wed of every month 
6:30 at Bethlehem Community Church
201 Elm Avenue, Delmar


PURPOSE: This is a non-denominational faith-based group. We are here to listen and support each other’s spirituality as we all strive to heal. This group will begin and end in prayer. We will -
* Share and listen to each others' stories to help each other to learn how to cope and get through these difficult times.
* Feel encouraged that we have a place to share to help with the isolation of this disease. 
* Pray for each other, giving us hope that there is someone that cares and wants us healed, whether physically, emotionally or spiritually. 
* There is power in numbers! We need to let people around us know that this is serious and REAL!
* An opportunity to hear of claims of effective and/or ineffective treatments as reported by individual patients and/or doctors, medical, other professionals. 

For more Information and to Download printable flyers

Adirondack Lyme Disease Foundation

Support Group Meetings
are usually held from 1-2:30 PM

Susman room, Saratoga Springs Public Library

49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs 
Interested in sharing and learning more about Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases?  Our informal meetings are free and open to all. 

For further information you may visit us on the web at www.AdirondackLymeDiseaseFoundation.com 

More information please call Linda K at 518-581-8176

or email info@AdirondackLymeDiseaseFoundation.com

or lmcallister@nycap.rr.com

The Fingerlakes Region

Rochester Lyme Disease Support Group


Support Group Meeting

Third Sunday of Every Month

From 2:00 to 4:00 PM 

At the Farmington Town Hall 

1000 County Road 8, Farmington NY 14425

Email Fingerlakeslymegroup@yahoo.com

Call 585-924-3558

Riverhead Chapter


Future dates to be announced.

Info 631-878-6657 or EmpireStateLyme@aol.com

North Shore, Great Neck Chapter


More information, email NorthShoreLyme@gmail.com or 631-878-6657

For more Information and to Download printable flyers 

Also see: Support Group Meetings

Here is a great resource and a terrific organization for you:

A Hope 4 Lyme – Support Meetings
Big Flats Community Center (Room C)
476 Maple Street
Big Flats, NY 14814
This is free and open to anyone suffering from Lyme or other tick-borne diseases, caregivers, children, friends & family who have questions and/or are looking for answers.

Please see this link for more information about A Hope For Lyme

Unless otherwise specified, meeting are geared to answer questions about Lyme and tick-borne diseases and to provide education pertaining to prevention and management of these diseases. 

**Empire State Lyme in Spanish **
** Empire State Lyme en Español **

Ticks Can Be Active All Year Round - Caution Urged 

The Empire State Lyme Disease Association urges everyone to be on guard throughout the year. Ticks may be active if the temperature is warm, even in the middle of the winter. The ticks can even become more active in the cooler and damper weather, and can be found in leaves, on trees, and in tall grasses or other leafy areas. ESLDA recommends using caution when moving firewood, walking in the woods or fields, and be especially vigilant in checking children who have been playing outdoors. 

The use of a commercial tick repellent, wearing light colored clothing, and avoiding leafy or tall grassy areas is recommended for out-door activities. Even if pets are vaccinated, they can bring ticks into the house. Check yourself, check your family members, and check your pets for ticks. SEE PREVENTION

Tick-borne diseases, rampant in New York, can be highly complex, and difficult to diagnose and treat. For instance, blood tests for Lyme can return false negative results, leading doctors and patients down long, expensive, and incorrect diagnostic paths. SEE TESTING IS INACCURATE

We need more doctors to have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne diseases, in all stages and especially advanced stages. New York has a number of outstanding doctors who are helping many patients afflicted with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. If diagnosed and treated early, patients can recover.  If left undiagnosed, or improperly or insufficiently treated, Lyme and tick-borne diseases might turn into life-long debilitation. They can strike every one of the body's systems: digestive, circulatory, psychiatric, cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, etc.  ; 

Tick-borne diseases are often misdiagnosed as ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, psychiatric and many other disorders. Many people suffer with an "unknown disease" for years before they discover that they are victims of tick-borne disease.  ;Because there is much conflicting information surrounding Lyme and tick-borne diseases, the Empire State Lyme Disease Association urges everyone to become familiar with prevention, symptoms, the kinds of medical help available, and ongoing support structures. More information can be found here within www.EmpireStateLymeDiseaseAssociation.org 

Specifically go to:


Overview article "Spring Is Here, Need To Be Aware Of Ticks" by Chris Fisk


More info, Also Yahoo Discussion Group


Award winning Lyme disease documentary Under Our Skin is available at Amazon On Demand - $3.99 for 48 hrs or buy $14.99.  PBS broadcasted Under Our Skin in May, Lyme disease awareness month.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I0H71I?ie=UTF8&tag=santaclarit07-20&




CCSVI video by Stanford doctor covers the topic fairly broadly, talks about resolution of symptoms like brain fog, tinnitus etc in some of patients. http://csvi-ms.net/en/content/sir-presentation-prof-dake-available informative 


Click here to listen to what many say is a disturbing tape of how the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) once advertised about treatment for Tick-Borne Diseases


*Important* Lyme disease affect the heart? Click Here Lyme Carditis

*More information* LYME DISEASE * Symptoms, Misdiagnosis, Testing, Coinfections*


PAINT MAY LYME GREEN http://lymebites.com/ & also www.spirochicks.com


The Empire State Lyme Disease Association, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization incorporated in NYS and dedicated to education, prevention,  awareness advocacy, research, and patient support for tick-borne illnesses including Lyme disease.  Our goal is to prevent chronic tick-borne diseases, by education about prevention which includes crucial early diagnosis.  We offer patient support and we work for awareness of the need for a quality of health care that needs to be provided to victims of both early and later diagnosed tick-borne diseases. We are dedicated to helping and supporting people suffering from Lyme and associated tick-borne diseases.  Empire State is based in Manorville, NY and is active in local, state, and national issues.  There is a desperate need for more awareness of the potential dangers of tick-borne illnesses.


Disclaimer: Information on this site is offered to help further awareness of Lyme and associated diseases.  We hope that the information will help you to become more familiar with the subject of tick borne illnesses, but the information on this web site should not be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  The information on this web site does not represent endorsement or an official position of Empire State Lyme Disease Association, Inc. or any of its directors, officers, advisors or members.  Please consult a physician for all medical advice, including advice on testing, treatment and care of a patient who has or may have Lyme or any associated tick borne diseases.

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