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Under Our Skin (2008)

 -  Documentary  -  19 June 2009 (USA)
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Exposes the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease and reveals how our corrupt health care system is failing to address one of the most serious illnesses of our time.

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A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money, "Under Our Skin" exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease, one of the most controversial and fastest growing epidemics of our time. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are "all in their head." Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the health care system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients. Written by Open Eye Pictures

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There's no medicine for someone like you

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$7,043 (USA) (19 June 2009)

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$97,698 (USA) (26 February 2010)
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Lyme Disease's effects on people
21 October 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

How many people have symptoms that have no easy diagnosis? How many family members suffer untold agony, lose their jobs and social standing, just because of a bite from an insect? Many more than the medical community would have us know.

Under Our Skin gives us some insight about the devastation of Lyme Disease, by following the lives of a few Lyme Disease sufferers.

As a woman who is recovering from Lyme Disease, I KNOW these people, empathize with them, share some of their stories.

Under Our Skin gives the viewer insights that may help give them an "AHA!" moment, which could help themselves or a loved one to find a diagnosis and treatment.


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