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ProHealth Empowers Patients with Fibromyalgia, ME & CFS and Lyme Disease

rich-carsonProHealth’s founder and owner, Rich Carson, has been a national leader fighting to empower ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia patients for 32 years. An ME/CFS patient himself, Rich has always insisted on putting patients’ needs first. Under his guidance, ProHealth continues to publish the internet’s most widely circulated newsletters for ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Lyme Disease. And in addition to providing a popular patient-centered website, ProHealth’s Facebook pages have garnered over half a million likes and generated more than two million visitors each month. Finally, through ProHealth, Rich has raised and donated over $4 million to research and advocacy for ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease.

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Fibromyalgia

After a Slow Year, Fibromyalgia Research Ends on an Encouraging Note

2020 was a quiet year for the fibromyalgia community when compared to Lyme or ME/CFS. There were no major headlines, and yet thousands of researchers, physicians and advocates worked behind the scenes, inching toward better treatments, testing and quality of... Read More

01/25/2021
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Donna Gregory Burch

When Doodie Calls — Why Pooping is So Important

What is a “normal” bowel movement, anyway?  As a nurse, I have asked about, looked at, and discussed bowel movements more than I care to recall.  However, it is an invaluable tool to get a sense of how a person’s... Read More

01/21/2021
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Lisa Adams

What You Should Know About Myofascial Pain

We have all experienced a tight muscle that causes pain and restriction of motion, such as sleeping on our neck wrong, but this is not myofascial pain syndrome (MPS). So, just what is MPS? Myofascial Pain Syndrome The primary job... Read More

01/14/2021
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Celeste Cooper, RN
ME / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

How to Stay Connected with Friends When You're Chronically Ill

One of the biggest challenges when living with chronic illness is loneliness and isolation. It can feel impossible to stay connected with old friends when you feel as though you have nothing in common with them anymore. After 15 years... Read More

01/12/2021
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Suzan L. Jackson
ME/CFS Research Review for 2020

ME/CFS Research Continued to Make Important Advances Last Year Despite the Raging Pandemic

It's hard to associate the year 2020 with anything other than COVID-19, but while the pandemic raged and so many lost their lives and livelihoods to the novel coronavirus, researchers, advocates and patients kept quietly chugging away behind the scenes,... Read More

01/11/2021
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Donna Gregory Burch

Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome an Autoimmune Disease?

For decades, a heated debate has raged over the nature of the illness known variously as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Historically, the two warring camps have been divided between “it’s all in their heads” and “we’re... Read More

01/07/2021
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Erica Verrillo
Lyme Disease

3 Ways to Support Your Spouse When You're Chronically Ill

In the midst of all the challenging constants in this life with chronic Lyme disease, one thing I'm sure many of us are thankful for is the consistency of a loved one's care. My husband has been the most important... Read More

01/26/2021
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Kami Lingren
Lyme disease research

Lyme Disease Research and Advocacy: The Pandemic Does Not Slow Them Down

COVID-19 may have dominated news headlines last year, but the pandemic didn't halt the progress of Lyme disease researchers and advocates who continued their fight for improved diagnostic tools, treatments and awareness. In fact, it's pretty surprising just how much... Read More

01/20/2021
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Donna Gregory Burch

The Best Strategy for Eliminating Lyme Infections

There is much debate within the Lyme disease community about the best way to treat Borrelia and coinfections.  Or maybe should I say, Babesia, Bartonella, and confections, since most Lyme disease doctors that I’ve interviewed have shared with me that these... Read More

01/19/2021
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Connie Strasheim