Friday, April 27, 2012
'Lyme literate' Holmdel psychiatrist Robert Bransfield, M.D. was one of three featured speakers who addressed a rapt audience eager to understand Lyme disease.
An information-packed session featuring four prominent Lyme disease experts drew more than 200 people to the high school's auditorium last night. One of them was psychiatrist Robert Bransfield, M.D. of Holmdel, who has an office in Red Bank. He spoke about the brain and tick-borne diseases. By show of hands, about a third of the attendees said they came because they wanted to learn more about Lyme's effect on children, about 2/3 agreed with the statement that they were "sick and tired of being sick and tired," and 1/2 knew someone close to them struggling with the devastating effects of Lyme disease. The speakers wrapped up their Powerpoint presentations after two and a half hours, and half of the audience left. But half stayed on, keenly …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
They will talk about the tick-borne disease and its devastating affect on some children.
The peak Lyme disease transmission season in New Jersey is May through August. Knowledge about this devastating disease, the importance of quick treatment and understanding of typical co-infections, are concerns for anyone living in Monmouth County. The Holmdel High School Parent Teacher Student Organization, in cooperation with the non-profit Lyme Disease Association, invites the public to learn more about the silent disease at "Lyme Disease Lecture Night" taking place on April 26, 7-9 p.m. at the Holmdel High School Auditorium, 36 Crawfords Corner Road. Medical experts will talk about the physical, neurological, psychological and emotional aspects of Lyme disease and the infections that can come along with it. Topics to be discussed …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Attend the Holmdel High forum on April 26 to learn why children ages 5-14 are at the highest risk of acquiring Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Written by Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Spring in New Jersey is the time to seriously think about Lyme disease. In 2010, NJ ranked 2nd nationally in reported cases, and Monmouth County ranked 3rd statewide. Concern about Lyme is why the Lyme Disease Association and the Holmdel High School PTSO are co-sponsoring a Lyme information forum at the school on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Many of the first reported cases were on, or surrounding, nearby Naval Weapons Station Earle in the early 1980s. It is appropriate then, that the Monmouth County Mosquito Control Commission will identify and test ticks for residents. There are four stages of the deer tick─ egg, larva, nymph, adult (see photo.) The nymph stage poppy-seed sized deer tick and causes the most Lyme disease, but the larger …