New Bill Gives Hope To Lyme Community

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The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine announces the passage of historic NY State legislation prioritizing federal research on Lyme disease.

Historic Lyme legislation passes in New York state. Next step, getting it passed in the state senate.

The recognition of epidemic Lyme Disease became apparent Friday, September 19th – when the House passed the first ever Lyme bill (Tick-borne Disease Research Transparency and Accountability Act of 2014) – prioritizing federal research on Lyme and giving the patient community a “seat at the table moving forward,” according to a statement released by Congressman Chris Gibson.

“We appreciate the gravity of the Lyme bill passing in the Senate – that is the next critical step in this process,” said Dr. Ronald Stram, owner and founder of The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. He goes on to say that the Lyme Community has been fighting for a bill that provides legislation to support healthcare professionals treating epidemic Lyme for years.

The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine provides medical and holistic therapies that focus on a patient-centered approach – dedicating a large focus on finding cutting-edge therapies for Lyme Disease. “For those suffering from chronic Lyme,” said Dr. Stram, “it is critical that the Senate passes this bill to give them a voice – and the hope they deserve.”

Specifically, the bill will maximize research priorities resulting in a plan that must include a proposal for improving outcomes of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, including progress related to chronic or persistent symptoms, infections, and co-infections.

“It will be a monumental stride forward for the Lyme Community if this bill passes in the Senate”, said Dr. Stram. “We will do everything in our power to ensure the bill passes.”

To read Congressman Gibson’s full statement, released on Friday, September 19th visit: http://gibson.house.gov/news/email/show.aspx?ID=FCGMECFJUY7CW6CGWAYDMDGPO4.

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About the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine:
The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine is a collaboration of medical doctors and licensed, multi-disciplinary practitioners combining their diverse expertise in service to the well-being of our patients, their families and our community. Since 2003, the Stram Center has used this integrative model to treat patients. This approach takes into account each individual patient's lifestyle which includes diet, exercise, and social environments at work and home and honors interconnection of the whole person. This knowledge is pooled together to formulate customized treatment plans. The Stram Center has two locations – Delmar, NY and Bennington, VT. For more information visit http://www.StramCenter.com.

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