Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a tick-borne illness that is spread by animals or insects. Learn about the symptoms, treatments, and side effects of this disease.

What a Tick Expert Wants You to Know

We spoke with an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about Lyme disease, other tickborne illnesses, and tick bites. Here’s how to stay safe.


Is It Your Thyroid, Or Lyme Disease?

Diagnosed with hypothyroidism? If you don’t seem to be responding to traditional hormone replacement medicine, you may want to see if your symptoms match up with Lyme disease.

By Mary Shomon

How to Help Your Doctor Help You

If you have vague symptoms that don’t seem to point to anything in particular, how can you get around to feeling better? Here’s what worked for me.

By Lauren Arcuri

What You Need to Know: Lyme Disease

Helpful information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease.

By Eileen Bailey

The Best Way to Tackle a Tick

Which technique is best to remove a tick completely and reduce the risk of contracting a tick-transmitted illness like Lyme disease?

By HealthAfter50

A Rash with Flu-Like Symptoms: What Could it Be?

Your rash may be a symptom of influenza or one of these other common medical conditions like shingles, lupus, or lyme disease.

By Eileen Bailey

Meet the Experts

Lauren Arcuri

Health Writer

Lauren Arcuri

Health Writer