These are trying times. Aside from disparities in social acceptance and criminal justice for people of color, there are differences in healthcare. TBC United is committed to eliminating the disparities in tick-borne conditions research, education, diagnosis, treatment, and advocacy for people of color. We need your help to improve our research.
Alpha-gal Syndrome Content
Podcast discussion from Lyme Ninja Radio with Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of TBC United and CEO of TickWarriors, on how to protect yourself, and your family, pets, and property against tick bites as Spring emerges in many parts of the country. Includes detailed discussions about ticks and the best, safest products to use for protection.
UNC School of Public Health Cites TBC United Cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt’s Efforts on Covid-19 and Alpha-gal Syndrome
Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of TBC United was recognized by the University of North Carolina for TBC United’s educational efforts around Alpha-gal Syndrome and Covid-19. The article references TBC United’s AGS and COVID-19 portal page and webcasts.
TBC United has created this valuable resource to help you, and your medical providers, to get expert-led guidance regarding Alpha-gal Syndrome and COVID-19. In particular, the brochure covers 7 medications in testing or approved for use that may have implications for Alpha-gal patients. You can download this two-page brochure here.
In this second important live webcast, TBC United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison, INHC, are joined by Dr. Tina Merritt to discuss important precautions for Alpha-gal Syndrome patients regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Included is a detailed discussion around medications and how to communicate with healthcare professionals about your conditions. This audio recording was from an April 5, 2020 webcast.
TBC United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison, INHC, are joined by Dr. Tina Merritt to discuss important precautions for Alpha-gal Syndrome patients regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Included is a discussion around medications, how to communicate with healthcare professionals during the pandemic, and where to find additional resources. This audio recording was from a March 29, 2020 webcast.
TBC United was busy in January and February preparing for, presenting to, and partnering with other advocates to help members of Congress (through the Tick-borne Disease Working Group) better under the challenges and funding needs of people suffering with tick-borne illnesses. This article highlights that activity and links to valuable information for diseases sufferers.
TBC United Cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt discusses the challenges of daily life for a person with a tick-borne illness, including the fear that a hotel or hospital cafeteria will include hidden meat products.
TBC United cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt advocates for patients before the 2020 Federal Tick-borne Conditions Working Group in Washington, DC. View the 2-minute video excerpt here.
U.S. Veteran Kenneth Kozak shares his experience with the Veterans Administration in trying to diagnose his tick-borne conditions. It took 3 years and tremendous frustration before learning definitively what he had contracted. Kenneth Kozak was asking the Federal Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) for better VA training.