Lyme Disease

Living With It

I Sting Myself With Bees 3 Times a Week

“I pick up the tweezers one at a time—a bee squirming at the end of each pair—and press it to my back, waiting for its burning sting.”
Lauren Rothman
4.25.19
Living With It

When Support Groups Make You Feel Worse

Support groups are meant to offer the insight of others who "get it," but for some people, they can be terrifying—or depressing.
Suzannah Weiss
12.6.18
Jersey, Sure

Deer Suck

They're stupid. Plus, one almost killed me.
Alex Norcia
10.11.18
Books

The Nightmare of Being a Woman with a Chronic Illness

Porochista Khakpour's memoir, 'Sick,' delves into the devastation of chronic Lyme and the fight for treatment.
Nicole Clark
6.5.18
Good Twitter

An Oral History of the CDC Putting Ticks on a Muffin

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s infamous poppy seed muffin tweet.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.18
yikes

How to Avoid the Disease-Carrying Insects That Will Be Everywhere This Summer

The number of reported illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites has more than tripled since 2004.
Carson Kessler
5.4.18
Health

People with Illnesses Talk About the Symptom They Shouldn't Have Ignored

If you think you might be sick, here's an idea: Ask a doctor what they think.
Ruth Faj
12.4.17
Wait, What?

The Bizarre Chain of Events That Led to an Unusual Number of Ticks This Summer

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other pathogens, so be extra cautious.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.29.17
Interviews

With The Julie Ruin, Kathleen Hanna Hits Reset

Hanna's most personal record yet is about "finally being able to write songs about my own personal anger, not just about my political anger," she says. "I've really had to relearn how to exist."
Artemis Thomas-Hansard
7.8.16
ebola

Here’s Where Animal Diseases Are Jumping into Humans

Ebola, Zika, SARS, and Lyme disease are just a few of the nearly 1,000 zoonoses that pose a risk to humans.
Sarah Emerson
6.15.16
unbreakable dudes

The Incredible Comeback of Rocco Baldelli, Baseball's Lost Star

A mystery illness ended the promising baseball career of Rocco Baldelli, except that it didn't. He's still out on the field, this time around as a coach.
Tim Casey
5.18.15
nature

Fuck Ticks

Seriously.
Michael Byrne
4.4.15
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