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What is ME/CFS and Understanding a Crash

What is ME/CFS and Understanding a Crash

What is ME/CFS and Understanding a Crash

Living with diseases like ME/CFS requires the affected individual to understand the defining characteristic of the disease, post-exertional malaise (PEM), and what it means when the body is pushed into a deep state of PEM, known as a crash. Awareness about how crashes occur, and how to meet the body’s critical needs during a crash, will afford the individual more control over their healing process and living with the disease.

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Good Day Bad Day Communication Tool

Good Day Bad Day Communication Tool

BHC Education Director, Tahlia Ruschioni presents our latest patient asses, Good Day Bad Day Questionnaire, at the May 11th Messages of Hope awareness event. The following is a transcript of her presentation.   Tahlia Ruschioni: So I think it goes without saying that...

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Virology 101, Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD

My first virology class was taught by Howard Tenim, PhD, a virologist and 1975 Nobel laureate for the discovery of reverse transcriptase - the enzyme used by retroviruses to turn RNA into DNA. I got hooked and have been fortunate to spend the past 35 years learning...

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