Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising.
By Cort Johnson
Ian Lipkin gets a big grant and so did some others. (Could the IOM and P2P reports have prompted this little flurry of interest?)
Check out all the active NIH chronic fatigue syndrome grants I could find. ME/CFS needs many, many more grants, but anyone looking at these grants will be struck, particularly in the larger ones, by the degree of complexity present. When the NIH grants it really grants.
While you’re checking these grants out envision this list... [Read More]
1975 was a Bitch! I was in my third year of medical school, supporting myself working as a neonatal intensive care unit nurse in the Children’s Hospital. And this was the easy part of my life. My fa...
By Sue Ingebretson
I write about my pup quite often. She provides a great example of what can happen to a pet (or a person!) when healthy foods, supportive relationships, and a bit of nurturing combine to overc...
David S. Bell, MD, is one of the world’s leading experts on ME/CFS, and is a pioneer in its diagnosis and treatment.
Do you think ME will ever be cured or even significantly treatable? Q: Do you think ME will ever be cured or even significantly treatable?
A: With this particular question, the answer is definitely yes. Even now with the recent Rituximab paper, 64% of patients treated returned to normal or near normal activity1. But do not expect this treatment to be available soon. Medicine moves very slowly and it may be ten years unless the FDA should choose to... [more]
The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Your Disability Insurance Benefits
People with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) face many challenges when pursuing their claim for long term disability insurance benefits, and the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is one of them. The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a bad test for anyone who is disabled – but for people suffering from Fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s often a complete disaster.
Disability insurance companies have terminated benefits based on the results of the FCE, so... [more]