Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thanks, LATV

Monique Dubos
FOREST LAKE — As anyone reading the papers these days is aware, experts are expecting an unprecedented number of ticks this season, bringing with them increased risk of exposure to tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis.
The need for information about prevention and treatment of these potentially devastating illnesses has never been greater. Luckily, Forest Lake’s own LATV has been airing “Lessons in Lyme” each weekend in April to help the public better understand Lyme and how to prevent it from derailing their lives.
“Lessons in Lyme” is a three-part DVD series created by Wyoming native, family practitioner and Lyme educator, Dr. Elizabeth Maloney. Dr. Maloney has also developed continuing education courses on Lyme disease for healthcare practitioners. For more information on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, visit mnlyme.com.
Editor’s note: Dubos is president & communications coordinator for the Minnesota Lyme Association.

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