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Posts by Rachel Black

Pelvic Health and Chronic Illness

We were pleased to host Dr. Lauren Johnson—Doctor of Physical Therapy and current Director of the Pelvic Physical Therapy and Wellness Clinic in the Salt Lake City, Utah for our March Education Meeting. In this presentation, Dr. Johnson taught about pelvic health, how pelvic symptoms relate to ME/CFS and fibromyalgia symptoms, and how professionals can…

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New Research: Gene Variations in ME/CFS

This is one of the largest ME/CFS epigenetic studies to date and identifies new genetic and epigenetic associations relevant to ME/CFS and useful for the development of new treatments. Samples from a well-defined clinic population of ME/CFS patients were used.

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Bateman Horne Center’s Journey

Dr. Bateman delivers an update on the progress and impact BHC has made in the last five years as a 501 (c)3 nonprofit dedicated to those suffering from ME/CFS and FM. She updates the community on our move towards a multi-specialty clinic and a teaching institution.

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This is Personal: BHC’s Patient-First Perspective

Bateman Horne Center is guided by a board of directors that is intimately connected to ME/CFS and FM. Many have sons, daughters or are themselves managing an illness that has taken much of their life away. Most of you know that our organization is named after Dr. B, but many don’t realize it is also named after her sister, Shauna Horne.

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Fatigue, Pain and Sexual Health

Navigating intimacy with your partner can be hard enough without the added stressors of ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. We realize that discussing intimacy and sex may be taboo for some, but are nevertheless integral in a holistic view of health for every individual. We urge you to begin to break apart this taboo if it exists…

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Empowerment Through Preparation

Living with ME/CFS or fibromyalgia, important, energy consuming events can be absolutely overwhelming and impossible. In September’s education meeting, Linda Milne – a longtime patient and community member of the Bateman Horne Center – shares her knowledge about preparing for natural disasters, travel, and volunteering while living with chronic illness. Empowerment through Preparation  Medical complications…

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Childbearing With ME/CFS

“Parenting is a unique opportunity to bring meaning and life satisfaction to someone who is otherwise unable to maintain full time productivity. Parenting with ME/CFS is very possible if everyone is willing to make the adjustments needed. ” Lucinda Bateman MD

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CFSAC: Current News in ME/CFS Federal Advocacy

ME/CFS advocacy groups play a significant role in educating wider community and government groups about ME/CFS. One such organization, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC), operates as an independent group providing formal recommendations on ME/CFS-related issues to The Secretary of Health and Human Services at the federal level of the United States government. CFSAC’s…

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New Insights into Exercise Intolerance and Medication

The Bateman Horne Center is always excited to share important research on ME/CFS and FM happening around the globe. Today, we focus on David Systrom, a pulmonary and critical care physician who researches all forms of exercise intolerance and heads, by request of the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Lab in Boston. He…

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