FEATURES – January 22, 2003:
* Dr. Anthony Komaroff’s Recommendations for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Care
* Autoimmune, Neurological & Rheumatic Diseases: Role of Chronic Infections in Morbidity and Progression [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia News]
* Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection and the Development of Diseases Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
* Coral Calcium
SUPPORT and COPING
* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner
* Got Questions? Here are Answers…Find them in our Chat Room
EVENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
* AACFS 6th International Research and Clinical Conference
* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs
* About Us
* Refer a Friend
Dr. Anthony Komaroff’s Recommendations for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Care
John W. Addington, a medical researcher, patient rights paralegal and CFS patient, writes, “Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can be thankful that Dr. Anthony Komaroff is on their side. To begin with, he is a staunch advocate of the disorder’s legitimacy. He is also a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Senior Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Health Publications. Thus, Dr. Komaroff has the right clout to influence others to accurately understand this disorder.”
Autoimmune, Neurological & Rheumatic Diseases: Role of Chronic Infections in Morbidity and Progression [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia News]
Prof. Garth Nicolson (with Prof. Nancy Nicolson), writes, “Although the causes of autoimmune neurological diseases are for the most part unknown, the complex signs and symptoms that evolve in most patients may be due, in part, to systemic chronic infections (bacteria, viruses, fungi) in patients with an appropriate genetic background. Such infections can follow acute or chronic chemical or other insults (including heavy metal, viral, environmental, and trauma).” Such insults have the potential to suppress the immune system.
Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection and the Development of Diseases Including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Like most human herpesviruses, HHV-6 is ubiquitous and capable of establishing a lifelong, latent infection of its host. Viral reactivation in the immunocompromised host has been linked to a variety of diseases. This article discusses the major properties of HHV-6, its association with human disease, and the pathobiological significance of viral reactivation.
RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Coral Calcium
In order for calcium to provide significant health benefits, the body must absorb it properly. Coral Calcium has been gaining attention for its high rate of absorbability compared with other forms of calcium.
In a scientific study, researchers evaluated whether mean intestinal absorption of coral-derived calcium (incorporated into crackers) might be comparable or even superior to mean intestinal absorption of calcium carbonate-derived calcium in humans. Additionally, the magnesium content of the coral calcium-added cracker used in the study was as high as 252 mg while that of the calcium carbonate-added cracker was only 42 mg. To read the exciting results of this study, click on the link below:
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Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!
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Got Questions? Here Are Answers…
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AACFS 6th International Research and Clinical Conference
The AACFS 6th International Research and Clinical Conference will take place at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia, on January 30 – February 2, 2003.
Conference Objectives: Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss basic, applied, and clinical research findings in the evaluation and management of CFS
• Describe the role of the brain in the pathogenesis of medically unexplained symptoms of CFS
• Identify technological advances to researching medically unexplained illness
• Discuss genes and biochemical factors in medically unexplained illness
• Debate the question of psychobiological factors and depression in CFS
• Describe methodologies to diagnose CFS and other medically unexplained syndromes
• Identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological
treatments for CFS
• Discuss the epidemiology and current status of
infectious and immunological causes of unexplained illnesses
• Identify the principles of cognitive behavioral
therapy and whom to refer for these services
For more information, please visit: http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1219 
ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs
Pro Health is happy to announce our new CFS & FM Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs at ImmuneSupport.com! We have designed these features to enable CFS & FM sites all over the world to get connected so we can work together to share important information and resources with our readers.
We invite webmasters to post headlines for the latest CFS & FM treatments and breaking news on your websites (linking to the complete content), in addition to linking to CFS & FM events, chat forums and message boards. We also invite CFS and FM related websites to link with us. To learn more about these programs, click on the link below:
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