The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Native Bagel, 1 Central Avenue, Wellsboro.

The meeting is free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

A video titled “Lyme and Reason,” will be shown during the meeting.

The video is an interview with Dr. Steven Phillips, a Yale-trained specialist in Lyme, who will discuss Lyme; the common ties between tick-borne diseases and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and rheumatoid arthritis; and why he disagrees with the Center for Disease Control’s stance on chronic Lyme disease. A group discussion will follow.

Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and of the support group. Both have been diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease.

For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at or by calling Putnam at 570-439-2000.