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Turn the Corner Foundation Rings in Lyme Disease Awareness Month Early at NYSE on April 23, 2009
Date:4/22/2009

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Turn the Corner Foundation is dedicated to the support of research, education, awareness and innovative treatments for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. In 2008, Turn the Corner granted over $450,000 for several exciting research projects, including studies on biofilms, nematodes and antibiotic therapy for chronic Lyme patients. These studies continue into the 2009 year, with promising initial results. To address the challenges of properly diagnosing and treating Lyme, Turn the Corner and ILADS partnered to create and implement a physician training program.

The TTC/ILADS Physicians Training Program provides medical practitioners the opportunity to study with a Lyme-literate health care professional. Through this experience, participants develop the skills necessary to help them properly diagnose and treat Lyme disease. These professionals then bring this skill set back to their community in order to better care for their patients. The TTC/ILADS Physicians Training Program is approximately two weeks long, and trainees can have the opportunity to become Lyme-literate through watching mentoring doctors in action with patients, reviewing case studies, and learning individual approaches to clinical and laboratory diagnosis and treatment.

Staci Grodin, President and Co-Founder of TTC, was diagnosed with Lyme in 1994 and understands the importance of finding a Lyme literate doctor. Staci stresses that "the earlier you are diagnosed with Lyme, the easier it can be to treat. This is why it's important to have doctors who are able to identify and properly treat Lyme and co-infections from the onset. We are hoping the Physicians Training Program will spread the knowledge that can prevent advanced cases of chronic Lyme, which are much more complicated, debilitating and expensive. I went misdiagnosed for several months before learning I had Lyme and my symptoms continue to this day. There i
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