Ward Lumber hosts Lyme disease talk Tuesday

JAY – Ward Lumber will host a free presentation, “Lyme Disease In The Adirondacks: Prevalence, Diagnosis and Treatment,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at its store, with Paul Smith’s College biology professor Lee Ann Sporn among the speakers.

Lyme disease is a growing malady in the Adirondack region. It is transmitted by the bite of ticks other insects, bodily fluids and many other modes that has made this disease prevalent across the United States and throughout the world.

Sporn has recently teamed up with the New York State Department of Health to monitor Lyme disease in the North Country.

Dr. Ronald Stram is the founder of the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. He believes in using holistic and preventative care as a way to reduce the debilitating symptoms that often come with a chronic illness. The Stram Center uses conventional medicine as well as complementary styles to get the most effective results for their patients. He is trained in the treatment of Lyme disease and offers both testing and treatment at his center.

Holly Ahern is professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury. As a result of her family’s personal battle with Lyme disease, she co-founded the nonprofit organization Lyme Action Network, which provides educational programs and literature on tick-borne diseases.

The goal of this workshop is to provide information to the attendees that can help them understand Lyme disease, how to recognize it and how important it is to seek treatment if exposed.

To register, go to www.wardlumber.com or call Kim at 518-946-2110, ext. 120.