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Fibromyalgia

A Report of Clinical Progress in 2016

Improved objective diagnosis and the ability to assess treatment outcomes, has made many aspects of MECFS and FM appear before my eyes. I am committed to infusing the medical community with this information to dramatically improve patient diagnosis and treatment. Careful observation of 10 minute NASA Lean test results as part of the CDC multisite…

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Holiday Survival Guide

holiday survival

  Living with ME/CFS and FM changes most everything, including how we celebrate the holidays. Perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, or a loved one, is a ‘free pass’ on the guilt you may be tempted take on when you are unable to do it all. We all want a happy…

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Overcome Fear After Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia can be quite a blow. Being afraid is one of the most common reactions to forced changes, but it isn’t something you should let consume your life. It’s normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you…

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Simple Way to Assess Orthostatic Intolerance

10 Minute Lean Test

NASA 10 Minute Lean Test* Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is an umbrella term used to describe abnormal autonomic nervous system response to orthostatic challenge.  Orthostatic hypotension (OH), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH) [or neurogenic hypotension] and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) are terms used to describe variants of this response.  The new evidence-based IOM clinical criteria for…

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What’s the Buzz – September

Buzz - January 2017

Buzz – September: Each month we scour the Internet and bring you a list of news articles, blogs and research publications we think you’ll find interesting for our What’s the Buzz post.   Occasionally, we’ll highlight and summarize a few of them for you, like this one:   Confirming a Potential ME/CFS Biomarker by Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD  |…

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Evaluation and Management of Acute and Chronic Sinusitis

sinusitis

Presented by Deb Keye, MMSc, PA-C Sinusitis is one of the most common issues in ENT medicine and can be a chronic issue for many, especially those with underlying immune dysfunction. In her talk, Deb Keye discussed how to procure proper evaluation and treatment of sinus issues. Deb Keye trained at Emory University Physician Assistant…

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First-Class Care; First-Class Space

first-class care

In our spring campaign we set a goal to raise $300,000 that would allow us to move into a larger facility in order to serve more patients, expand education efforts, and increase research participation. Earlier this month, we announced that we had exceeded our goal by more than 260%, raising more than $1.08 million! Well, the turtles have…

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Ten Minutes in Living Color

ten minutes

In this entry of the Patient Voice, Anne shares how her love of quilting, and carving out just a few minutes at her longarm frame, brought her ten minutes in living color – a sense of normalcy and bliss. If you have a similar story to tell, please share it with us. Learn more about…

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Simple, Effective Tools for Managing MECFS, FM

Managing MECFS, FM

While there is no cure, FM and ME/CFS patients under her care often tell Dr. Bateman they are much better than they used to be. Though each patient is unique, Dr. Bateman has focused practical treatment advice on some common truths evident from treating hundreds of patients. She finds that this applies to almost all…

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What’s the Buzz – July

Whats the Buzz

  Buzz – July: Each month we scour the Internet and bring you a list of news articles, blogs and research publications we think you’ll find interesting for our What’s the Buzz post. Occasionally, we’ll highlight and summarize a few of them for you, like this one:   Could Difference in Gut Bacteria Help Explain ME/CFS Symptoms? Suzanne D.…

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