Friday, May 11, 2012

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Massachusetts. The Vineyard Haven Library's reference librarian can help you locate information on Lyme and other health topics using MedlinePlus ( MedlinePlus is a service of the NIH & National Library of Medicine, and is a safe and reliable source. The information is science-based and no advertisements are allowed.

The following websites have also been recommended by Margot Malachowski, Outreach Librarian with Baystate Health, in a recent presentation at the Springfield City Library: –a doctor's organization, for an overview of the persistent infection point of view –science-based information and NIH-sponsored research organization –a patient advocacy organization, include doctor referral—for identifying ticks

In Massachusetts: --information from Health and Human Services --legislation information --for testing ticks ($40.00 per tick)

Online Support Group for patients with Lyme in Massachusetts:

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