Tick-borne diseases can have a severely adverse affect on both patients and their families. Much controversy surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of many of these diseases, leaving patients and families with a sometimes uncertain future. 
Today, there are thousands of resources available on the web for patients and families dealing with these complicated issues. Many times the information provided by these resources isinaccurate or is not based on any science. STOP provides valuable information to those dealing with the adverse affects of these diseases.

PubMed/Medline Search

PubMed was developed by the  National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)  at the  National Library of Medicine (NLM) , located at the  National Institutes of Health (NIH) . The PubMed database was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journal articles at web sites of participating publishers.

For more information please refer to the PubMed  overview .

CDC Search

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people – at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

The CDC offers a  general search .

NIH Search

Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world’s foremost medical research centers, and the Federal focal point for medical research in the U.S. The NIH, comprised of 27 separate Institutes and Centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by: conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical
and health sciences information.

The NIH offers a  general search  or  advanced search  for more experienced users.

Search State Health Departments

The Centers for Disease Control offers the ability to search one or more state health departments for specific keywords  or terms. Search terms are referenced against each of the state agencies checked on the search form. Results are returned ordered by state.

The CDC offers a  general search  only.

Free Prescription Medications

Free prescription medications listings are provided by Needy Meds. Needy Meds is NOT a drug assistance program, they are an information provider. They provide information on manufacturer based drug assistance programs to help consumers in obtaining medications that are not covered by any insurance plan or would otherwise be too expensive.

Consumers are provided information on applying for each medication/program. Program requirements may differ from drug to drug. STOP is not affiliated with Needy Meds.

Lyme Disease Research Study

Formally designated in 1994, the Lyme Disease Research Program of the New York State Psychiatric Institute is the first in the United States to focus research efforts on the neuropsychiatric aspects of Chronic Lyme Disease in adults and children.

Using the vast research resources of the New York State Psychiatric Institute(the second largest federal grant recipient for mental health research in the United States outside of the National Institute of Mental Health) and of its physically adjacent medical partner, the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, scientists at the Lyme Disease Research Program have explored clinical phenomenology, brain imaging, and treatment questions related to chronic Lyme disease.

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