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CommonHealth: Lyme Disease Rehab Center Seeks To Remain Neutral In 'Lyme Wars'08:20
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At the Dean Center, Jean Marie Hart paints as part of her expressive therapy during a visit with mental health counselor Kerry Lang. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
At the Dean Center, Jean Marie Hart paints as part of her expressive therapy during a visit with mental health counselor Kerry Lang. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Cases of Lyme disease have doubled in the past decade, and treatment of Lyme has sparked a controversy in the medical community. Those disagreements about the diagnosis and longer-term treatment of Lyme disease are known as the "Lyme Wars."

The Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness, based at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, has attempted to remain neutral in those debates. They sidestep the most controversial questions of the Lyme Wars and, instead, focus only on treating patients' symptoms.

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Dr. David Scales, WBUR special correspondent and physician at Cambridge Health Alliance.

This segment aired on August 29, 2017.

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