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Steven J. Bock, M.D., "Lyme and Other Tick Borne Diseases: an integrative perspective"

Date: 05/04/06
Time: 4-5:30 with 3:30 reception
Audience: Public
Sponsored By: School of Science and Engineering
Location: Coykendall Science Building Auditorium
Contact: David Clark, x3524, clarkd@newpaltz.edu

First identified in 1977 in Lyme, Connecticut, Lyme disease is now recognized at the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the USA. It is caused by the bacterial spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, which can lodge in any part of the body resulting in a wide range of symptomatic manifestations that make it particularly difficult to recognize. Diagnosis and treatment paradigms continue to be evasive and controversial, with little agreement within the medical community. Dr. Bock is a founder of the Rhinebeck Health Center and the Center for Progressive Medicine in Albany, both of which adhere to a holistic and integrative approach to disease in general. He will discuss Lyme disease and use of this philosophy of health care in the integrative treatment of this and other chronic diseases.