Friday, April 22, 2011

Lyme disease movie to air on CPT

Posted By on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Back in January 2009, I wrote a story called "The tick and the time bomb" about the controversy — and suffering — associated with chronic lyme disease.

Mainstream medicine sees lyme disease as a short-term thing, something that can easily be cured. But other science, and many a deathly ill patient, are questioning that assumption. The fight to recognize chronic lyme disease is complicated by politics, money and power. It's the stuff thriller novels are made of.

But it is real. And it is largely ignored.

No wonder then, that this morning I received an excited e-mail from a chronic lyme patient I worked with two years ago. She wanted to let me know that Under Our Skin, a documentary about chronic lyme disease, will be playing on Colorado Public Television on May 2.

This one is truly worth watching, folks.

Under Our Skin: A Health Care Nightmare
Monday, May 2 at 3:00 am on Channel 12.1
In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it's a global epidemic. A gripping tale of microbes, medicine & money, UNDER OUR SKIN: A HEALTH CARE NIGHTMARE exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease. Following the stories of patients fighting for their lives, the film reveals with beauty and terror a natural world out of balance and a human nature all too willing to put profits before patients.

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