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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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

MillionsMissing: A Hidden Epidemic and a Day of Action

Rivka Solomon | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Rivka Solomon

(Photo credit: Mary F. Calvert) A hidden epidemic has swept the globe -- and your neighborhood is not immune. In its wake are millions of lives ruine...

What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens t...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Leave A 'Chemical Signature' In The Blood

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living

People with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can wait years before being diagnosed with the condition, and there is no single test for it. But a new stu...

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 ...

What If It Is Not Your Sleep? Exploring Other Causes Of Daytime Fatigue

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There can be many causes of daytime tiredness or fatigue. Identify each of the reasons that may be contributing to your condition. Then set about making some changes to see if you can feel better.

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?

"Patients with Chronic Illness Rally to Raise Funds, Awareness, and Hope"

Stephanie Land | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
 Stephanie Land

Ron Davis, best known for helping to spearhead the Human Genome project, posts a selfie where he's wearing a cape and a pair of briefs over his regula...

Underwear Goes on the Outside for Charity

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Llewellyn King

Ronald Davis is a respected professor of biochemistry and genetics at Stanford University, and director of its Genome Technology Center. So why is a picture of him wearing his underwear over his pants superhero-style circulating on social media?

Are You Getting Your Dose? Magnesium's Many Benefits

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Significant strides have been made to better understand the role of magnesium and its therapeutic effect on a number of medical conditions, making more effective treatments a likely potential.

What It's Really Like To Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Stephanie Land | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
 Stephanie Land

I found out recently an old friend of mine, Whitney Dafoe, has a severe disease. He'd posted on his website that he was sick, but when he'd said "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," I thought that meant normal or mundane tasks overly exhausted him and that was the end of his affliction.

Are You Tired of Being Tired? 3 Steps to Improve Your Energy Today!

Kate Knowler | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Knowler

If you're tired of being tired, and fed up of the kind of fatigue that haunts you no matter how many hours you sleep, then here are three steps to help improve your energy.

My Father's Influence on Managing Chronic Illness: Common Sense and Saliva

Joanna Charnas | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Dad, who didn't have any scientific or medical training, had insisted that the patterns in the tie supported my brain development. Decades later, science proved Dad correct.

Cancer 'Moonshot' Has Paltry Dollars, Losers

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Whenever the government wants to be seen to be doing something huge, it invokes the Manhattan Project or the moon landing. So the new cancer initiativ...

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).

What Doctors Are Finally Starting To Understand About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 12.02.2015 | OWN

Eight years ago, Ann Cavanagh Kramer was promoted to director of commercial sales at Visa. She transferred across the country to work at the company's...

What You Should, But Might Not Know, About Crohn's Disease

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Bhavani Esapathi

I'm incredibly grateful for the life I have and lead, and hate, to think there are other Crohnie's out there who aren't allowed to discover their potential simply because the rest of the world isn't able to see it.

I Do It My Way: Listening to Our Body's Signals

Joanna Charnas | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Acutely sick at 19, I spent the next 17 years undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. At 36, an Infectious Disease Specialist informed me I had Chronic Fatigue S...

I Am The Woman: One Woman's Struggle With Fibromyalgia

Jennifer Dawn | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Dawn

So join me on my journey, let me offer you a shoulder and be that place you go to for encouragement, support, ideas and a wealth of information!

What Are Circadian Rhythms and What Happens When They're Out of Whack?

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Simply put, your circadian rhythm is your body's internal clock. Operating on a roughly 24-hour cycle, it governs our sleep-wake cycle and plays a large part in everything from hormone release to body temperature.

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?

Why It Can Be So Difficult To Differentiate Between Fatigue And Depression

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living

Depression is a major mental health issue that affects many men and women worldwide each day, but it's not uncommon for their symptoms to be confused ...

The Coffee Complex

Sophie Cowley | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Sophie Cowley

Unconsciously, I have been using caffeine as a means of conforming to the ableist ideal of productivity. This can be dangerous, as drinking coffee can actually lead me to overexertion. In other words, I am fooled into thinking I can do more than my body is able.

10 Things I Want You To Know About Living With A Chronic Illness

Michaela Shelley | Posted 05.12.2016 | Teen
Michaela Shelley

"But you look perfectly fine!" The problem is, we aren't "fine." The reason most people with chronic illnesses look "fine" is because approximately 96 percent of chronic illnesses are invisible.

Key Features of Possibly the Most Underserved and Underdiagnosed Disease: Do You Have It?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

This is not tired because you've had a long day. It's fatigue like you have the flu or like you are on chemotherapy. Some patients describe this as feeling like they have lead in their body or that they have no energy, like a dead battery.