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Gene Profiling Offers Hope for CFS; Trigger Point Injections for Pain; Believing in CFS

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FEATURES – March 26, 2003:

* Peering Beneath the Turbulent Waters of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Gene Expression Profiling Provides Hope

* Position Paper on Trigger Point Injections [Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain News]

* The Fruits of Unbelief and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner

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* CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course

* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

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* AFFTER Presents a Patient Conference: Fibromyalgia – More Questions Answered 2003

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Feature Articles

Peering Beneath the Turbulent Waters of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Gene Expression Profiling Provides Hope

According to Craig Maupin of the CFIDS Report, “Due to the uncertainty about [the pathology of] Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), it is very difficult to get a clear picture of where to place research efforts. But that uncertainty could change, as a new technology – like gene expression profiling, can help to pinpoint the physiological differences between CFS and healthy patients.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1494

Position Paper on Trigger Point Injections [Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain News]

Dr. Reuben S. Ingber writes, “To date, very little is known about trigger point injections – how effective are the treatments, how many injections, which muscle(s) to inject, what corrective maneuvers need to be made after a trigger point injection. The reason for the gap in our knowledge is that very little funding has gone into the research of these treatments.” Read Dr. Ingber’s analysis of the available information on trigger point injections for musculoskeletal pain.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1495

The Fruits of Unbelief and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Professor Campbell Murdoch, M.D., Ph.D, writes, “On a recent trip to Malaysia, I was asked to suggest some topics for talks to interested doctors in Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur. Near the top of the list was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in view of our recent book. The reply was quickly received that the topic was unacceptable because ‘we don’t believe in that over here.’” Read more about Dr. Murdoch’s experience with CFS.

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Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!

Dealing with the day-to-day struggles of living with a chronic illness can be trying. Coping Corner is the spot where you can find the online support you need to get through your day. Featuring personal stories, advice columnist Eunice Beck, RN, book reviews, and more.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1498

Got Questions? Here Are Answers…

Need a specialist in your location? Not sure what sleep meds are the best? Don’t know how to deal with the spouse, kids, and dog? Who better to help you than your fellow readers at ImmuneSupport.com? When you post a question to the message board, you can be assured of speedy and helpful replies. Other people have been through the same struggles and are happy to share their wisdom. It’s easy, too!

If you’re feeling chattier, go to the chat room and ‘talk’ to others in real time. You can let people know when you’ll be there by posting a note to the message boards.

Just click on the link below to find friends and support in the message boards and chat room:

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CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course

Registration for the next session of the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course ends March 31 (or when groups fill), and the course begins April 7. The class is an 8-week email discussion group that focuses on practical strategies for managing common problems of CFIDS, fibromyalgia and related illnesses. In this solution-oriented course, you exchange ideas with fellow patients to learn how to pace, set realistic short-term goals, reduce stress, manage emotions, improve relationships, and minimize relapses.

Visit the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help website to learn more and to register: http://CFIDSselfhelp.org

ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

Pro Health is happy to offer 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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AFFTER Presents a Patient Conference: Fibromyalgia – More Questions Answered 2003

AFFTER (Advocates for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and Research) present an educational patient conference welcoming medical professionals. Muhammad Yunus, M.D., is the keynote speaker.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2003

Where: Interstate Center, 2301 Market Street, Bloomington, Illinois

Who: Featured speakers are Muhammad Yunus, M.D., Michael McNett, M.D., Sue Nelson, CAS, Jeffrey Rabin, Esq., Nell French, PsyD, Marilyn Myles, MSW, LSCW. Speaker presentations will be followed by Q and A sessions.

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