More Than Lyme: Ticks in Southeastern Massachusetts Present Other Dangers

We talk about Lyme disease and the serious threat here in Massachusetts all the time, but it’s not the only tick-borne illness we should be aware of. Black-legged ticks are very prevalent in South Shore and Fall River, and they can carry several other diseases as well: Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Powassan,…

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Health Coverage for Chronic Lyme Treatment In Massachusetts Hits Large Obstacle with A Veto

As Lyme disease cases have been on a steady rise in Massachusetts, our state legislature has been working for two years to put together a proposal mandating health insurers cover long-term treatment for patients with chronic Lyme disease. They finally were able to add the proposal to this year’s budget…

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