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Millions Are Missing: Will The World Finally Notice?

Maureen Hanson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Maureen Hanson

Let's hope that the Millions Missing ME movement will finally convince everyone of the seriousness of this overlooked disease and garner the respect and support that will allow its victims to resume their lives

The Faces of ME: Missing 7 Years of My Life

Laura Flores Shaw | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Flores Shaw

I met Lilan when I moved to San Francisco to live with my father in the fourth grade. A sparkly-eyed, spry little girl with braids, freckles, a sharp ...

Be Aware and Beware: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Is an Equal Opportunity Disease

Maureen Hanson | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Maureen Hanson

But more action is needed. Will any of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee's recommendations be implemented by the Department of Health and Human Services?

Holidays: The Pain With the Glitter

Llewellyn King | Posted 12.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn King

In the holiday season, my thoughts are about those who suffer from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

The Exhaustion Epidemic

Holly Phillips MD | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Holly Phillips MD

Unfortunately, thanks to the cultural stereotype of the super-harried, super-drained superwoman, direct questions about energy and fatigue levels may not be asked during physicals, and patients, accustomed to incessant lethargy, forget to broach the topic altogether.

Virus Hunters Turn to Social Media -- and Chili Peppers

Llewellyn King | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Why were two of the world's most eminent scientific researchers sitting down to munch their way through a plate of chili peppers, flavored with Tabasco sauce, setting their mouths on fire?

The Difficulty of the Holidays

Llewellyn King | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Llewellyn King

The real suffering is unseen; the real sufferers cannot make it to the table -- or dare not for fear that the outing will cost them later. The brave face can mask the deepest hurt.

Still Undiagnosed? 3 Options to Try

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The most difficult to diagnose tend to be autoimmune, inflammatory, and au...

We'll Just Be Over Here, Watching These Pugs Try To Stay Awake

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Comedy

You know that feeling when you're just so sleepy that your head lolls to the side and your eyelids seem as heavy as dumbbell weights? These pugs d...

The Most Prevalent and Devastating Disease Your Doctor Has Never Heard Of

Jennifer Brea | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Brea

There is something elusive in the nature of the illness such that unless you live it, or live with and care for someone who does, it's almost impossible understand or describe. You might come close after decades of treating patients. At every turn, language fails.

How Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Affect Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Over the past two decades, chronic fatigue syndrome has won acceptance by the medical establishment. But much about the disorder -- its causes, its mechanisms in the body -- remain largely unknown.

Chicken Fried Steak, at Last

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.02.2013 | Home
Maria Rodale

When my oldest daughter was 4 we lived in Washington, DC (yes, this was 26 years ago). When her birthday came along I asked her what she wanted to eat...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- A Treatable Autoimmune Disease

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 12.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

The argument that CFS is not related to the immune system may now be less stridently asserted. That would be real progress.

Northeast Clean Fuels Standard = Thousands of Jobs, Billions of Dollars

Nathanael Greene | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Nathanael Greene

An economic analysis done for 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states shows that a clean fuels standard (CFS) is a winning idea for the region.

Brain Fog in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Brain fog is a classic part of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, presenting as horrible short-term memory, difficulty with word finding and word substitution, and occasional disorientation.

Exciting New Discovery In Treating CFS And Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

New research suggests that statins might have a very helpful antiviral effect at high dose, and they may even hold promise as an effective new treatment for CFS and fibromyalgia.

Five Common 'No No's' for People With Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2011 | Home
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Here are five common 'no no's' people mistakenly do when trying to manage fibromyalgia.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Psychotherapy

John Falk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Falk

When you have CFS one of the greatest battles you fight are the ignorant smirks and expressed disbelief of those who think it's all in your head; that is, those that don't live with you and live the truth of CFS everyday.

Extremely Tired and Completely Worn Out? What It Could Mean Plus Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a serious medical condition that can easily be overlooked because it mimics so many other disorders.