Dr. Jennifer Platt 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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Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) Q1 2020 Public Input on Alpha-gal and Other Conditions

Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) Q1 2020 Public Input on Alpha-gal and Other Conditions

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.

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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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