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Drs. Stuart and Aaron Fay have announced that Dr. Laura Milner has joined their practice. Dr. Milner will provide uninterrupted care for those patients who have been under the care of Dr. Caroline Toomey-Gitto, who is retiring from primary care optometry. Dr. Milner will be accepting new patients as well. For an appointment, call (978) 342-8752 or (978) 342-2972.

The research of Worcester native Daniel T. Foley was recently published in the December edition of the "American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene." Mr. Foley's manuscript, titled "Reinfection and Relapse in Early Lyme Disease," is a prospective observational study of more than 1200 cases of Lyme disease on Block Island, R.I. The research group, led by Peter J. Krause (director of infectious disease at Connecticut Children's Medical Center) and Andrew Spielman (director of tropical medicine at Harvard University School of Public Health), evaluated recurrent and chronic cases of Lyme disease within a population endemic for Borrelia burgdorferi, human granulocytic anaplasmosis, and Babesia microti, pathogens carried by the common deer tick. Mr. Foley and his colleagues were able to conclude that although co-infection with multiple pathogens is common in areas infested with deer ticks, prompt administration of antibiotic therapy reliably eliminates persistent infection and prevents relapse of disease. Mr. Foley is employed as a medical science liaison and epidemiologist with Organon BioSciences, and lives in Hebron, Conn., with his wife and three children. Copies of this article are available at www.ajtmh.org, or on reserve at the Douglas Library in Hebron.
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Date:Jan 8, 2007
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