May 5, 2021
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association applauds Supervisor Pat Herrity for his leadership in Lyme disease prevention and awareness.
With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to learn about and take precautions against tick-borne diseases.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisor’s has once again proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awarenes Month in the County of Fairfax. The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is grateful to Supervisor Pat Herrity and the Board of Supervisors for its continued commitment to raise awareness about and Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
February 27, 2021
According to a recent Associated Press – NORC poll, about one in three Americans say they would not, or probably would not, get the coronavirus vaccine. The question of whether to vaccinate against the COVID-19 virus has been a real dilemma for me as I have suffered from Lyme disease and its neurological complications for over 30 years. During that time, I have taken only one vaccination and unfortunately, it did result in neurological damage to my central nervous system, so I was very fearful of similar repercussions from the COVID vaccine. To make an informed decision as to whether to get a COVID vaccination, I researched and then found numerous studies and articles on the virus. I posted these articles on NatCapLyme’s Facebook given that I wanted to share this information with others as they soon will be faced with making the same decision.
November 15, 2020
For more than 20 years, NatCapLyme has been helping those struggling with Lyme and tick-borne diseases. When the pandemic began in the beginning of 2020, NatCapLyme immediately suspended in-person support group meetings for the safety of our participants. However, at that same time we made a commitment to find a way to continue our support group programs for all Lyme patients and their family members.
We are pleased to announce that we will again be resuming certain chapter support group meetings, however, this will be done virtually via ZOOM. We will post these virtual support group sessions on the NatCapLyme website calendar as these chapters open.
Here’s a link to our list of support groups: https://natcaplyme.org/support-groups/
August 4, 2020
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is pleased to announce that it will again be offering a number of scholarships to medical professionals to attend the 2020 (Virtual) International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) “Lyme Disease Fundamentals Course” on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The 2020 conference, “One Health Lyme – The Intersection of Lyme and COVID” focuses on both diseases, including the similarities between the two.
This will be our 7th year offering scholarships for first-time attending medical professionals. NatCapLyme strives to improve the quality of care for those suffering from tick-borne illnesses by offering educational opportunities for health care providers. Professionals who have prescription rights are eligible for this CME approved course, physician assistants and/or others given special consideration by NatCapLyme. This course is an excellent primer for those new to treating patients with tick-borne infections.
February 10, 2016
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) today announced that the Virginia Senate passed landmark legislation relating to a patients right to treatment under guidelines listed in the National Guidelines Clearinghouse (the “NGC”).
December 31, 2015
As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme, I would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the country for their support during the past year, and wish them all health and happiness in 2016. As a multi-purpose organization, our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through increased awareness, education, support, advocacy and research.
December 31, 2014
As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the county for your support and help during the past year and wish you health and happiness in 2015. As a multi-purpose organization our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research.
September 10, 2014
NATCAPLYME is pleased to announce a grant program for first time attending physicians to attend the upcoming ILADS Fundamentals of Lyme Disease.
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