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Vancouver Sun August 23, 2010
 

 

Re: Controversy with a bite; People with Lyme disease say they can’t get treatment. Health officials say they don’t need it, Aug. 13

Stories like Erin Ellis’s have the possibility to change lives, as it was only a newspaper article that eventually led to my young daughter’s undiagnosed, degenerative illness being correctly diagnosed as neurological Lyme disease. Of course, like many of the individuals in the article, she had to go to the U.S. to be diagnosed and properly treated. My daughter became ill after a visit to Vancouver Island, in 2007.

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VANCOUVER – What if you picked up a crippling bacterial disease, but your doctor says it’s virtually impossible you have it? Or the doctor agrees you’re sick, but won’t treat you for fear of being drummed out of the profession?

Lyme disease patients in British Columbia say that’s what’s happening to them, and they’re being forced to look outside the mainstream medicalsystem for help.

While health officials say a few hundred Canadians contract Lyme disease each year, patient advocates claim that’s a drastic underestimate.

They say they’re given inadequate tests, denied medical treatment or told something else is causing the muscle and joint pain that leaves them unable to walk. And the few doctors willing to treat them with long-term antibiotics — sometimes administered for months intravenously — fear repercussions from their licensing bodies.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/People+with+Lyme+disease+they+treatment/3397141/story.html#ixzz0x4eRzKxU

 

August 18, 2010

Dr. Teresa Royer MacKnight, 57, Andover, Maine

Daily Item

ANDOVER, Maine — Dr. Teresa “Terri” Royer MacKnight, 57, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, peacefully at her home in Andover.

She was born March 25, 1953, in Lewisburg, Pa., a daughter of Russell and Louise Royer, of New Columbia, Pa.

She graduated from Lewisburg High School, Class of 1971 and received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University in Iowa in 1979.

Dr. MacKnight practiced medicine in Hollywood, Fla., Seattle, Wash., Negley, Ohio, and Beaver, Pa., before moving to Maine in 1990. She practiced medicine in Rumford until being disabled by Neurologic Lyme Disease. She was one of the founders of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society and the society’s first president in 1999.

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