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Tonight's Film Screening: 'Under Our Skin'

Screening at the Warner Library Monday night, a documentary about one of the "least understood diseases of our time: Lyme Disease."

From Under Our Skin's promotional materials:

In the 1970s, a mysterious and deadly illness began infecting children in a small town in Connecticut. Today it's a global epidemic. A real-life thriller, this Academy Award semifinalist exposes the controversy surrounding the growing and hidden epidemic of Lyme disease. 

Revealing the fault lines in our broken health care system, Under Our Skin takes viewers on a journey beneath the surface of one of the least understood diseases of our time - Lyme disease.

It's a disease so many of us here think about everytime we go for a walk and have to check ourselves afterward for ticks, but don't really know much more about. Learn more, and cool down with this free entertainment tonight at the library.

Watch the movie Monday at , 7 p.m.

Reactions after you watch? Has Lyme Disease touched you or someone you know? Let us know in the comments.

Yorktown Resident July 17, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Lyme Disease (and associated co-infections) are often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, etc. Testing for these tick-borne diseases is unreliable. You can test negative, yet still be very sick.
Krista Madsen July 17, 2012 at 08:21 PM
it's true, I know someone suffering more from her years of misdiagnosis than the disease itself.
Yorktown Resident July 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Yes, not to mention what Lyme does to your immine system. People end up getting all sorts of other infections such as viruses due to weakened immune systems.
Liz July 18, 2012 at 04:42 AM
So glad the library showed this movie; it should be sent to every household in te county! I was misdiagnosed for 3 years before finding a knowledgeable doctor. Blood tests are NOT reliable and many months of antibiotics may be required to feel better. For more information go to www.ilads.org or www.lymedisease.org
Yorktown Resident July 18, 2012 at 08:45 PM
The movie won several awards. Too bad it never hit the "big screen" -- many more people could have been educated. Thanks Liz for posting those great websites. Note to all who are reading, please be careful regarding ticks. We spray our fenced-in yard regularly and keep the grass short. Yet our dog was just diagnosed with Lyme Disease, Erlichiosis and Anaplasmosis. And on top of that, one of my kids found a tick crawling on her last night. We put it in a sealed ziploc bag. It was so tiny I had to get the magnifying glass to see for sure if it was a tick. That thing is still crawling around almost 24 hours later. It's so scary to think that something so tiny can make people so sick.

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