Did you know that Lyme disease cases have been reported in every state in the country? And that the disease is often misdiagnosed as other illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or multiple sclerosis? Do you know what to do when you get a tick bite?
Greater New Bedford Allies for Health and Wellness (GNB Allies) is holding a Lyme Awareness Community Forum at St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, 22 Barstow Street in Mattapoisett on July 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The forum will feature excerpts from “Under Our Skin,” an award-winning documentary on Lyme disease. Experts will offer information, practical tips, tick identification, and resources to help you enjoy a safe and healthy summer. Speakers include a physician, medical entomologists, a landscape designer experienced in designing with tick resistant materials, a practicing psychologist and member of the Massachusetts State Commission on Lyme disease and International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, and the founder of Lyme Awareness of Cape Cod Coalition. Resources will be available on mosquito and tick illness prevention (including EEE, WNV and Lyme); tick identification; psychiatric Lyme diseases, what every primary care physician should know about Lyme disease; sun safety; emergency preparedness during hurricane season; and Medical Reserve Corps volunteer opportunities. This event is free and open to the public.
For more info, visit GNB Allies for Health and Wellness on Facebook, www.gnballies.org and www.underourskin.com, or email email@example.com.