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Posts by Lucinda Bateman, MD

Dr. Bateman Determined to Power-Up in 2017

Dr. Bateman, BHC founder and medical director, reflects on the progress in 2016 and plans to power-up her dedication to patients. __________ The “wear wild socks” year was amazing, marked by the quick-paced steps of the turtle-carrying-hares toward illness recognition and biomarker discovery.  (Read how it all began HERE.)  The recipe for this success has been…

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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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Simple Way to Assess Orthostatic Intolerance

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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Get to Know BHC – Volunteer Leadership

It has been said that, “The possibilities of the boardroom should aspire to the ideals that legendary medieval English King Arthur created at his infamous round table. There, knights gathered in effort and equality to erect a vast empire that changed history.” In this post, Dr. Bateman describes the amazing volunteers that comprise the BHC Board…

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Getting Race-Ready!

“I’ve been a tortoise alongside my patients for 20 years, modeling patience and persistence. Now, while those who are ill must of necessity maintain turtle pace, it is time for researchers and clinicians to pick up the pace as hares, only this time the hare and the tortoise will rewrite the fable’s ending. The hares…

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Tortoise & Hare Reflections

An open letter from Lucinda Bateman MD As many do, I spent some time over the holiday break reflecting on the past year and making new goals for 2016. Although 2015 started out on an emotional high with the release of the IOM report and new clinical diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS, what followed was a period…

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