Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome with COVID

Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome with COVID

Published: Jun 4, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

ASPIRE thanks the NECH team for continuing to host talks and having ASPIRE write notes to share with the community. Patients of Dr. O’Hara and Dr. Wells can ask additional questions in the patient portal. Please check back for the upcoming schedule as well as Q&As and transcripts of previous meetings. NECH Educational Sessions. Patients […]

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Education Series from New England Center for Health

Education Series from New England Center for Health

Published: Jun 4, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Families, Parents, & Caregivers, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,   |   2 Comments

ASPIRE is happy to announce that New England Center for Health, lead by Dr. Nancy O’Hara (ASPIRE Professional Advisory Board Member), Dr. Lindsey Wells, and Vicki Kobliner will host zoom calls regarding various topics surrounding COVID-19. 

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ASPIRE Series on COVID-19

ASPIRE Series on COVID-19

Published: Jun 4, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Families, Parents, & Caregivers, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: , , , , , , ,   |   No Comments

In response to the COVID-19, a global pandemic, that has affected all of our lives, ASPIRE is putting together a series of Q&As from a variety of professionals.  We will be updating this resource section as interviews are completed, so check back often and follow us on social media for updates.

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Graduation! A PANS Story

Graduation! A PANS Story

Published: May 28, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Personal Stories   |   Tags:   |   No Comments

So here we are, graduating by the skin of our teeth. Today with 13 months of sobriety. Just out of another flare in March, as allergies also trigger his immune system, he is holding a job down in a restaurant. Recording music and instrumental tracks. Fishing with his friends. Working on his car, and looking carefully to his future where he will start at the local JC.

Yeah, you bet. I am one proud mom. 

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Lyme Disease and Herbal Treatments

Lyme Disease and Herbal Treatments

Published: May 21, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage, Tick-Borne Illness   |   Tags: , , ,   |   No Comments

Antibiotics are the standard of care for Lyme disease treatment. However, it is reported that 10 to 20% of people continue to suffer from Lyme disease after being diagnosed and given a standard antibiotic treatment right away at the start of their illness. I think this number is probably pretty low, and the rates are actually higher. Antibiotics are most effective on the dividing spirochete form of Borrelia burgdorferi when there is an active infection. This bacteria is very smart. They’re much smarter than us, and they will evolve in ways that allow them to be protected. When the spirochete is in its active form, it can divide and reproduce; this is when antibiotics are the most effective in killing them off.

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Case Study – Recovering from PANS, Lyme, CIRS

Case Study – Recovering from PANS, Lyme, CIRS

Published: May 20, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Families, Parents, & Caregivers, Featured on Homepage, Personal Stories, Tick-Borne Illness   |   Tags: , , , , ,   |   One Comment

A Talk with Nathan Who is Recovering from PANS/PANDAS, Lyme & CIRS Gabriella: I had a chat with Dr. Nancy O’Hara, Nathan, and his mom a few years ago and was blown away by this dynamic group who worked as a team to focus on recovery with compassion, tenacity, and a lot of smarts. At […]

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PANS & Lyme Disease with Dr. Delaney

PANS & Lyme Disease with Dr. Delaney

Published: May 18, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Tick-Borne Illness   |   Tags: , ,   |   No Comments

Lyme disease, PANS, and the Columbia University Lyme & Tick-borne Research Center. Shannon L. Delaney, MD, Director, Child and Adolescent Evaluation, Lyme & Tick-borne Research Center, is a neuropsychiatrist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center who is co-investigator with Brian Fallon, MD on studies of adults and children with Lyme disease. Her clinical research has […]

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COVID 19 Antibody Testing

COVID 19 Antibody Testing

Published: May 18, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog, Featured on Homepage   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

ASPIRE thanks the NECH team for continuing to host talks and having ASPIRE write notes to share with the community. Patients of Dr. O’Hara and Dr. Wells can ask additional questions in the patient portal. Please check back for the upcoming schedule as well as Q&As and transcripts of previous meetings. NECH Educational Sessions. Patients […]

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COVID 19 Dysregulation of Immune Response

COVID 19 Dysregulation of Immune Response

Published: May 14, 2020   |   Author: Gabriella True   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: ,   |   No Comments

This was a retrospective study from Wuhan China to examine the dysregulation of the immune response in severe COVID 19 patients using flow cytometry. Of the 452 consecutive patients, 63% were diagnosed with severe COVID 19 and the median age was 58 years. Fifty-one percent of the severe cases had a clinical history of chronic disease and underlying health issues, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes and hypertension.

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