In this episode you will learn three things: The dangers of using doxycycline as an antibiotic The time limit before Lyme Disease becomes chronic. The best tests for diagnosing different types of tick borne infections. Holly Ahern is an associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack who runs an undergraduate research lab. When Holly Ahern found out several years ago that her daughter’s mysterious illness was Lyme disease, she quickly immersed herself in the subject. Dr. Ahern has become an advocate for developing a broader understanding of Lyme disease – one aimed at treating the chronic symptoms commonly reported by patients who were misdiagnosed or received inadequate treatment in the disease’s early stages.