Beth Carrison Content

A Message from the Cofounders

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.

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Covid-19 and Alpha-gal Syndrome Webcast (040520)

Covid-19 and Alpha-gal Syndrome Webcast (040520)

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.

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Covid-19 and Alpha-gal Syndrome Webcast (032920)

Covid-19 and Alpha-gal Syndrome Webcast (032920)

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.

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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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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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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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Alpha-gal Feature: Chelmsford TV News Break

Alpha-gal Feature: Chelmsford TV News Break

Chelmsford TV cautions residents about the dangers of the Lone Star Tick and Alpha-gal Syndrome in this interview from May 23, 2019 with TBC United Cofounder Beth Carrison, INHC (and Chelmsford, MA resident). TBC United Cofounder Dr. Jennifer Platt was also present. Interview starts at 2:08 and ends at 3:48 of the video. 

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International Alpha-gal Symposium (2019)

International Alpha-gal Symposium (2019)

TBC United Cofounders Dr. Jennifer Platt and Beth Carrison, INHC, lead the second annual international discussion on Alpha-gal Syndrome and other tick-borne conditions including Lyme Disease, STARI, and more. This 90-minute webcast includes updates from medical experts including Dr. Tina Merritt and Dr. Heather Szerlong, as well as TBC United cofounders. The second International Alpha-gal Symposium was held in May 2019.

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