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New York News
4:47 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Signs Lyme Bill Protecting Doctors

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a bill that would protect healthcare providers that treat chronic Lyme disease.

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Hudson Valley News
1:26 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

HV Congressmen Call On NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

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Two New York congressmen are the latest voices calling for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease treatment as state lawmakers wonder about the holdup.

Hudson Valley Congressmen Chris Gibson, a Republican, and Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, have teamed up to urge Governor Cuomo to sign legislation the state legislature passed in June that would essentially expand treatment options for patients suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Here’s Gibson.

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Hudson Valley News
7:55 am
Wed December 3, 2014

HV Congressmen Push NY Governor To Sign Lyme Bill

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Two New York congressmen are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation concerning Lyme disease.

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Hudson Valley News
7:45 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Bill Concerning Lyme Disease Research Passes U.S. House

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The House of Representatives has passed a bill authored by a New York Congressman for tick-borne disease research.

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Hudson Valley News
6:36 am
Thu July 31, 2014

House Bill On Tick-Borne Diseases Advances

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A tick-borne disease research bill authored by a New York congressman is making progress.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Gillibrand Tours Trudeau Institute Lyme Disease Labs

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Trudeau Institute laboratories
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake earlier this week.  The research center is famed for its study of lung diseases, but a new arm of the institute will be dedicated to immuno-engineering studies of Lyme disease.

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WAMC News
7:07 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Poughkeepsie Journal's Mary Beth Pfeiffer Talks Lyme Disease

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WAMC's David Guistina discusses lyme disease with the Poughkeepsie Journal's Mary Beth Pfeiffer.

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Hudson Valley News
12:40 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Study Finds One Tick Bite Can Deliver Multiple Infections

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A new study in New York reveals that ticks are more likely to be infected with several pathogens, not just the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The ticks for the study were collected from Dutchess County. 

People who are bitten by a blacklegged tick could be at higher risk of more than one infection. Felicia Keesing is a biology professor at Dutchess County-based Bard College and co-author of a new study.

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WAMC News
7:37 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Morning Headlines With Mike Spain Of The Times Union

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain about potentially new diseases carried by deer ticks and late TV reporter Judy Sanders.

Hudson Valley News
1:54 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

A Dutchess Institute Receives Grant To Study Lyme Disease

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An ecological research center in the Hudson Valley has received federal funding for a study on Lyme disease.

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