Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF)


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  • Pamela Weintraub
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  • 02 September 2018
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    review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) Excellent piece of investigative journalism about the history politics and medicine surrounding the heated lyme de

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    Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Many times in history good science has suffered attacks from the established order Rarely have things gotten as bitter and brutal as they have been in the struggle to understand and treat Lyme diseaseAs Weintraub points out via the insight of Jonas Salk good science can only comes when one engages nature in a dialogue without preconceptions In the case of Lyme those we trusted as experts fell prey to biases so

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    Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) It's hard to fathom especially from the outside but also from the inside the madness surrounding the Lyme epidemic How could such a widespread debilitating and potentially deadly disease have been allowed to flo

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    Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) This book must be the definitive book on Lyme Disease Since our daughter was diagnosed over a year ago it's been a steep learning curve Weintraub her husband and two sons were all infected Despite her personal experiences I felt Weintraub as a professional science writer and an editor of Discover Magazine went to some effort to be balanced in her reporting of what is a very politically controversial disease In fact ther

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    Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download If you go out in the woods today prepare for a big surprise And it's not the Teddy Bears' Picnic and it's not just the possibility of getting Lyme disease it's the possibility that because of political medical w

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    Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download Pamela Weintraub has been writing for mainstream science publications for than twenty five years She became interested in Lyme disease when she and her family were bitten and infected with Lyme after moving to a picturesue but tick infested community on the East coast The story of their struggle with Lyme disease – diagnosis living with c

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    Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) Weintraub is a senior editor at Discover Magazine and she her husband and both of her children went through years of misdiagnosed lyme followed by years of treatments with varying success Her book reviews everything about lyme — the history the studies everything It’s got all the interviews in it and all the literat

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    Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) Thorough and well researched with engaging anecdotes however the organization is all over the place and going too deep into some pretty speculative connections reduces the credibility However conspiracy theories are kept to a minimum and in some cases their absurdity is acknowledged which is a refreshing change on this topic

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    Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic When I received my copy of Pamela Weintraub’s new book Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic I was eager to read it and found it difficult to put down However it was than my own personal experience with tick borne illness that piued my interest I longed to read how Pamela Weintraub a competent science

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    Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic (PDF) I'm a pediatrician and I came to this book as a skeptic There is so much anti science and pseudo science around and I thought that blaming all manner of ills on this infectious disease was probably another example After all weren't the CDC and IDSA the highest authorities on the issue?I read the book partly because I'm interested in the uestion of how people in general decide what to believe about controversial issues especially i

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Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic

Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic In this nuanced picture of the intense controversy and crippling uncertainty surrounding Lyme disease Pamela Weintraub shed. It s hard to fathom especially from the outside but also from the inside the madness surrounding the Lyme epidemic How could such a widespread debilitating and potentially deadly disease have been allowed to flourish not only unchecked but untreated and unresearched even actively denied for so many decades Why did it take me personally almost 25 years to be diagnosed when as it turned out I had a known history of tick bites and grew up in an area that it turns out had a serious outbreak of Lyme disease just when I first became sick Why is there no good treatment for the disease or even reliable testingPamela Wientraub delves into all those issues Weaving the personal and the political Weintraub and her entire family were infected when they moved to the suburbs in the 1990s she describes her own family s fight with this insidious illness and the broader picture of what was going on in the backgroundThe personal stories are interesting and will make anyone struggling with the disease feel validated in their lack of validation by the medical establishment and are likely to tug on the heartstrings of those who haven t had first hand experience with Lyme disease yet your time is likely to come More interesting still though is the documentation of how one of the major epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries has been allowed to be swept under the rug its very existence played down or outright deniedPart of the problem is the nature of the pathogen and its conseuences Borrelia is a stealth pathogen sneaking in and wreaking havoc slowly People with Lyme disease don t normally suddenly hemorrhage blood from their eyeballs and die although I have had several incidents where I thought I was having a stroke only to be appear perfectly normal to everyone around me Instead most of us become miserable and confused with neurological problems that don t always show up on regular scans and debilitating fatigue and weakness that is labeled a subjective symptom as if a formerly athletic person often with detailed and consistent records of their distances and times losing most or all of their ability to walk is a subjective symptomFurther as Weintraub discusses borrelia is difficult to culture and our current serological tests are sadly lacking even if one only considers borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto and not all the other strains and substrains And then there s the definition of the diseasePerhaps the most important aspect of the book is how it delves into the controversy surrounding the definition of the disease is it something that causes arthritis Or neurological problems and how that was affected by the push to find a vaccine I like as far as I can tell Weintraub am or less pro vaccine in general but in reading about the Lyme vaccine one can t help but think that the anti vaxxers have a point they ve just targeted the wrong vaccines MMR and DPT vaccines probably are safe and effective but the drive to find a vaccine for Lyme ASAP led to a perfect storm of problems resulting in not just a potentially dangerous vaccine that was uickly pulled from the market but testing and diagnostic criteria that exclude the majority of those actually infected especially the sickest patientsWeintraub also paints a picture of a nature that appears idyllic on the surface but actually harbors a hidden but terrifying danger Which is true Nature is terrifying and dangerous and if we learn nothing else from the Lyme epidemic I would hope that we learn that humans are not separate from the natural world but deeply enmeshed in it just like everyone and everything else although I m not holding my breath Weintraub ends up by moving her family back to the safety of the concrete jungle of the city safe from the sinister herds of deer she sees roaming the suburban paradises of New York and New England Which is understandable I certainly am no fan of playing in tall grass these days but doesn t seem like a good long term solution As discussed in Lyme The First Epidemic of Climate Change those sinister herds of deer may actually be diluting the Lyme epidemic than spreading it and the sterility and industrial pollution of the city can cause diseases every bit as terrible as Lyme if not worse In the end we ve slaughtered massive uantities of wild animals and invaded their territory only to find that we ve unleashed a threat even worse than the wolves and foxes we wiped out and despite sacrificing large numbers of lab animals with the abandon and efficacy of Incans offering up their children for religious rituals we re still sickWe need a paradigm shift if we re going to get out of this alive But in the meantime reading Cure Unknown will be a good start to understanding how we got here

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Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic S light on one of the angriest medical disputes raging today The most comprehensive book ever written about the past presen. If you go out in the woods today prepare for a big surprise And it s not the Teddy Bears Picnic and it s not just the possibility of getting Lyme disease it s the possibility that because of political medical wrangling and vested or conflicting interests as well as the mysterious nature of tick borne infections that you could be really sick for a really long time and be denied treatment that might work or even be told that you re mentally ill a malingerer or an attention seekerThis book is a uasi journalistic uasi anecdotal uasi investigative look at the Lyme epidemic over the course of a decade from about 1997 until about 2008 The author is a sciencemedical journalist whose entire family became ill with Lyme disease after they moved to the idyllic countryside of Chautauua New York which as it happened is a perfect place to contract Lyme disease The author admits that her original manuscript was twice as long as the finished book but the book would have benefited from even further revision and cutting The book is an organizational nightmare trying to combine the anecdotal evidence of several families and their journey through the Lymelands with the story of the development of medical criteria for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme a chronicle of the various approaches to the disease by different medical researchers and clinicians along with their political infighting and conflicts often at the expense of terribly ill patients and the involvement of the CDC NIH state health departments and the public health community as well as patient advocacy groups It is often difficult to tell when certain events occurred in relation to each other and so the reader is left wondering if people or their children suffered unnecessarily while someone somewhere was learning about Lyme disease that could have helped them probably so A timeline of what did they know and when did they know it might have been helpful along with chronological guidance as the author moved from chapter to chapter There are also some too long passages describing the medicalbiological details of disease processes and diagnostic testsThis book is one of several that chronicle the outrageous stories of patients with uestioned diseases such as AIDS when that disease first appeared see And the Band Played On by Randy Shilts the gold standard for this type of book Lyme chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia Many disease sufferers were abandoned by doctors who didn t know enough about the problems or were unwilling or afraid sometimes for good reason as their treatment protocols were challenged by state medical boardsto deviate from professional standards to try to help their patients Compounding the problem is a tendency for some practitioners and researchers to frame problems limiting their thinking to their own area of specialty such as rheumatology in the case of early Lyme disease see Jerome Groopman s book How Doctors Think for on framing And then some medical professionals decide that because they can t find a solution to the patient s medical problem it must be a psychiatric problem even though psychiatrists protest that they ve never seen a psychiatric problem manifest itself in such an obviously medical way The patient is left sick and sicker with no hope and a label of it s all in your headFortunately there have been great advances in recognizing and treating AIDS and some advances in recognizing and treating fibromyalgia chronic fatigue and even Lyme disease as the author indicates at last but there s still much controversy and outrage concerning Lyme disease The author unfortunately begins the book with a this is outrageous rant in the foreword by Hillary Johnson who wrote a similar book about chronic fatigue syndrome and begins the book with her own outraged rant which may cause some readers to decide the entire book is going to take that tone and give up although the author gets down to a objective let the story speak for itself tone in most of the bookMy take away from Weintraub s long convoluted story is that you can t necessarily trust that your doctor knows what he or she is talking about that insurance companies will act at the expense of patients to limit their coverage and thus the expense of treatment even in the face of evidence and of patient suffering that patients should do their own research and be strong advocates for their own care although that s difficult to do when you re sick and you may need the skills of a medical journalist and a lot of money to achieve results Those things are probably all true at least to some degree but Weintraub could have made her points and told her story in about two thirds of the space and benefited the reader by doing so One important message of the book is that Lyme disease is usually successfully treated in its early stages and that what we call Lyme disease can actually be a combination of than one tick borne disease needing different treatments over months or even years something to remember should this potentially devastating illness shadow your life

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Pamela Weintraub Ó 5 Download review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Pamela Weintraub Read Cure Unknown Inside the Lyme Disease Epidemic T and future of Lyme disease Cure Unknown exposes the ticking clock of a raging epidemic and the vulnerability we all share. Thorough and well researched with engaging anecdotes however the organization is all over the place and going too deep into some pretty speculative connections reduces the credibility However conspiracy theories are kept to a minimum and in some cases their absurdity is acknowledged which is a refreshing change on this topic