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At Columbia Cohen Center for Health and Recovery from Tick-borne diseases, Kristen Kendrick takes the time to assess the patient from multiple perspectives.
This study "highlights the need for rapid diagnosis and rapid identification, as well as the potential importance and value of better means of prevention,” said Brian Fallon, MD.
"Having a treatment that could kill bacteria before it comes into your body would be a great advantage," said Brian Fallon, director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center at Columbia.
A collaborative study from Columbia University and the Copenhagen Research Centre for Mental Health examines the relationship between Lyme disease and psychiatric outcomes.
- March 30, 2021
“Like COVID-19 ‘long-haulers,’ many people with tick-borne diseases were completely well until their infection precipitated a cascade of chronic, multi-system effects,” says Dr. Brian Fallon.
Source:The New York TimesMay 27, 2020
While hiking, stepping off trail puts you directly into the leaves and brushy area that ticks love. “You’ll increase your risk of tick bites,” says Dr. Brian Fallon.
Source:Fox 5 New YorkOctober 12, 2019
Dr. Brain Fallon discuss the use of Disulfiram to treat Lyme disease.
Source:The AtlanticAugust 21, 2019
The antagonism was “fierce and alienating for the patients,” Dr. Brian Fallon said.
Source:SelfJuly 26, 2019
Even if you can firmly say you’re never going to go on a hike in your life, depending on where you live you could still pick up ticks in areas like parks or even backyards, Dr. Shannon Delaney says.
Source:Next AvenueJune 22, 2018
Symptoms of Lyme disease include short-term memory loss.“You might start thinking, ‘I’m just beginning to lose my memory a bit. And everybody does that as they get older,’” said Dr. Brian Fallon.
Source:WNYCJune 6, 2018
Dr. Brian Fallon discusses what has caused the increase in #Lyme disease, what the symptoms are and how it is treated.
Source:VOXMay 17, 2018
“We know new organisms are being discovered every one or two years ... in ticks,” said Dr. Brian Fallon. “This is a time of continuous discovery in terms of what’s going on with tick-borne diseases.”
Source:USA TodayJuly 27, 2017
Dr. Brian Fallon said patients with Lyme disease are known to suffer from depression, a well-established indicator of suicidal thoughts.
Source:NPRMarch 10, 2017
When you find a tick 1. Don't panic, says Dr. Brian Fallon, who directs the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research at Colombia University Medical Center. 2. Get out the tweezers.