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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And The Brain

Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living

By Nathan Collins Chronic fatigue syndrome affects as many as four in a thousand people in the United States -- perhaps more. Despite that, there...

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...

The Crisis in Medical Research Portends a Tsunami of Disease

Llewellyn King | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Nothing is more damaging to research than funding instability. The universities and many research laboratories -- including those run by the government -- operate like concertinas. They expand and contract according the whim of Congress.

How I Recovered From ME: My First Steps and Redefining Success

Veronica Layunta Maurel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Veronica Layunta Maurel

Through my healing process I have experienced the biggest shifts and the greatest miracles by redefining what a happy and successful life is to me. Success means now health, boundaries, honest expression, connection, sharing, creativity.

When Life Isn't Working According to Plan...

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

We all have dreams -- dreams for love, for career, for our bodies, for our finances, for our health, for "fill in the blank." But often our beliefs, theories and thinking get in our way of having full on happiness and living into our dreams.

Feeling Tired and Achy? Here's Another Perspective to Think About

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Despite how common symptoms seem, there is no such thing as cookie-cutter medicine and each patient needs to be evaluated as though each case is in fact different, even if the symptoms seem common.

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.

I Have a Disease: I Am Not My Disease

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 11.03.2013 | Home
Norma Cook Everist

People, encountering someone with a disability and therefore aware of their own vulnerability, may become dismissive or fearful. Fears for themselves, fears for me and about me. Who knows? Is ME/CFS genetic, environmental, viral, or what?

What Should Doctors Do When They Don't Know What to Do

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The difficulty accepting uncertainty is just as strong today as it ever has been. It leads now to excessive testing, quack treatments, and blaming the patient. We need to expand our frontiers of knowledge, but also to recognize our limitations and do the best we can within them.

Are Your Physical Symptoms in Your Head?

Allen Frances | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

'It is all in your head' is no more helpful an answer to the patient's puzzling and troubling question than were 'the spirits are angry' or 'the gods are punishing you' or 'your four humors are unbalanced.'

2013: The Year Fatigue Set In

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Marian Salzman

"Fatigue" turned out to be the perfect word for what many people were beginning to feel after a few years of hyperconnectivity, information overload and always-on living.

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.

One Woman's Story Of Finding Love In Midlife

www.thirdage.com | Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

"Love is lovelier the second time around. Just as wonderful, with both feet on the ground. It’s that second time you hear your love song sung, makes...

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.

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.

Mouse Virus Link To Chronic Fatigue 'Seriously In Question'

AP | By LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Two new studies say a link between a virus and chronic fatigue syndrome probably was a false alarm caused by laboratory mistakes, yet an...

XMRV Update and a Possible New Treatment for Chronic Fatigue

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

Dear Readers, A new study is out this week in the Journal of Virology, done by researchers I respect from the University of Utah, Fatigue Consultatio...

Is Living With Illness Choosing to Give In?

Lisa Copen | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

If you live with a chronic illness, only you are capable of making the wisest choice possible based on many factors. If you love someone with an illness, be cautious in sharing your opinion about his or her decisions.

Parenting When You Have Fibromyalgia

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2011 | Home
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

It is hard enough taking care of yourself and your relationship with your spouse when you have fibromyalgia. But sometimes it breaks women's hearts as they worry about the effect on their children.

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.

To What Extent Can The Mind Heal The Body?

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

By now, many of you have heard news reports about the PACE study out of the UK, suggesting that cognitive behavioral therapy and exercise are helpful for chronic fatigue syndrome, and misguided and misinformed media reports suggesting that this shows that the illness is all in people's minds.

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.

Weakness? It May Not Be Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Srinivasan Pillay

If you have weakness, fatigue and pain with no identifiable physical or psychological cause, your unconscious brain may be wreaking havoc on your insight due to the anxiety that you cannot feel as anxiety.

Mouse Virus Link To Chronic Fatigue Looked At

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government study has uncovered a family of mouse viruses in some people with chronic fatigue syndrome, raising still more qu...