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Parent Advocate Andrea Roseman

Parent Advocate Andrea Roseman

Andrea Roseman is the mother of an Alpha-gal Syndrome patient and an advocate for those with tick-borne illnesses. She represented the Alpha-gal Syndrome Community before the 2020 Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) in Washington, DC. She discussed the need for enhanced medical information and training.

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Patient Advocate Charlotte Meyer

Patient Advocate Charlotte Meyer

Charlotte Meyer is an advocate who represented Tick-borne Conditions United at the 2020 Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) meeting in Washington DC. She spoke of the important research being done among Alpha-gal Syndrome patients who hunger for more information related to their disease. She also recounted a number of patient challenges and frustrations for the committee, due to lack of education around the disease. You can view Charlotte’s presentation here.

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Alpha-gal Patient Perspectives

To gain a rapid assessment of the top concerns of patients with Alpha-gal Syndrome (AGS), Tick-borne Conditions United (TBCU) conducted a survey in early August 2019. We’ve published the top concerns here. They include: Lack of knowledge of healthcare providers, ingredient labeling, and the need for research funding. View a quick summary of findings.

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Kay Hagan Tick Act Interview: Dr. Jennifer Platt (Radio: KUAF)

Kay Hagan Tick Act Interview: Dr. Jennifer Platt (Radio: KUAF)

Jennifer Platt, DrPH, cofounder of Tick-Borne Conditions United, is interviewed by KUAF Radio on the recently passed Kay Hagan Tick Act. The law was named after U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina who died last autumn due to complications from a tick-borne illness. The measure will facilitate development of a national strategy to combat tick diseases and fund medical research and educational outreach.

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Alpha-Gal Syndrome: From Diagnosis to (Ingredient) Detective (FARE: Training)

Alpha-Gal Syndrome: From Diagnosis to (Ingredient) Detective (FARE: Training)

Tick-Borne Conditions United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison team with TBCU Board Member Dr. Tina Merritt to provide guidance to those with Alpha-gal Syndrome on what ingredients to avoid in food, medicines, and other personal care products. Diagnosis is also covered and the key areas of support required for AGS patients of all ages. Additional focus is on dietary needs, how to be an ingredient detective, pharmaceutical considerations, and social challenges.

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The complexities of Lyme Disease (Podcast with LymeVoice)

The complexities of Lyme Disease (Podcast with LymeVoice)

Podcast discussion on the complexities of Lyme Disease featuring Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of Tick-borne Conditions United and CEO, TickWarriors, speaking with Aaron & Sarah Sanchez of LymeVoice. Released: Nov 26, 2019. How to protect people, pets, and property from ticks. Dr. Jennifer Platt has decades of experience in public health and environmental program development. She has led the creation of nationally recognized, award-winning education programs and has spoken extensively to audiences of all sizes.

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A Mysterious Allergy and Cloned Pigs (News Article: IndyWeek)

A Mysterious Allergy and Cloned Pigs (News Article: IndyWeek)

A Mysterious Allergy, the UNC Researcher Who Helped Figure It Out, and the Cloned Pigs That Could Be the Answer. This IndyWeek article from November 2019 covers the story. It includes the important research of the University of North Carolina’s Dr. Scott Commins, plus the effort by Revivicor to produce an Alpha-gal safe pork product. Includes comments from Tick-borne Conditions United Cofounder Beth Carrison, INHC.

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Tick-borne Allergy On The Rise In Chatham (News: Our Chatham)

Tick-borne Allergy On The Rise In Chatham (News: Our Chatham)

Chatham County has become a hotspot for Alpha-gal Syndrome and other tick-borne illnesses. The Chatham County Public Health Department says the county has one of the highest rates of tick-borne illness in North Carolina at 8.3 percent. Of that group, just under 15 percent were diagnosed with Alpha-gal syndrome. Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of TBC United and CEO of TickWarriors was interviewed to provide perspective on these concerning trends.

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Is Alpha-gal Syndrome Lyme 2.0? (News: Lowell Sun)

Is Alpha-gal Syndrome Lyme 2.0? (News: Lowell Sun)

The Lowell Sun interviews TBC United Cofounder Beth Carrison about her challenging journey to discovery that she had the Alpha-gal meat allergy. Too little is known about this debilitating condition by medical professionals, so considerable personal research and education is often required by those afflicted in order to protect oneself. The article also recounts Beth Carrison’s process of teaming with Dr. Jennifer Platt to cofound Tick-Borne Conditions United. 

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