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It sounds simple: a deer tick, a rash, and a chronic syndrome. But Lyme disease isn't just a pathogenic infection—it's a political maelstrom.
First discovered right here in Connecticut, Lyme disease provides a case study in doctor-patient relations and who decides what treatments get prescribed and paid for. As Congress and the President say they'd like to work towards an evidence-based healthcare system, Lyme disease raises big questions about what to do when mainstream scientific evidence about a disease doesn't satisfy the needs of the afflicted. Today, Where We Live, we talk to the producer of a new documentary about the Lyme controversy—and we'll check in with area doctors, patients, and you.
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Under Our Skin opens at Real Art Ways in Hartford on July 10th and plays through the 15th. For a full schedule of events related to the film, please visit the Real Art Ways Calendar of Events. All post-show discussions are free and open to the public.