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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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BHC Strives for Excellence

As asserted in our mission statement, the Bateman Horne Center envisions a world where patients with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia (FM) are readily diagnosed, effectively treated, and widely met with empathy and understanding. To achieve this vision, the BHC is progressing toward becoming a center of excellence for ME/CFS and FM, a process that was the…

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NIH Announces Precision Medicine Initiative

Research tends to neglect ME/CFS and FM – until right now. Precision medicine is the emerging scientific idea that medical treatment can and should be maximally efficient by tailoring medicine and healthcare to individual circumstances. Current research studies, however, do not have the size and diversity necessary to produce enough statistical power for individualized treatments.…

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Accelerating ME/CFS Research Through Brain Donation

So often, people with ME/CFS are told to “get over it” since “it’s all in your head.” While this is devastatingly inaccurate, there is an unintended glimmer of truth here – the brain plays an important role in ME/CFS. According to Research Director Suzanne Vernon, “The brain is the command and control center. There is…

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When Mommy Can’t Dance: How to Be a Chronically Ill Mom

It’s a hard to be a sick mom. For most mothers, a few days of illness may mean a back-up of laundry and a night or two of frozen pizza or cold cereal for dinner. For those of us moms that are chronically ill, it’s a whole other ball game. Certainly we have to adapt, get creative, and employ as many mom hacks as we can (i.e. Amazon prime, grocery pick up, self-serve kid snacks, and yes, we still have an above average number of cereal dinners). Beyond the physical demands and limitations, however, are the mental and emotional obstacles that we face. The mom guilt is present enough when you are healthy; it can be even more crushing when you are not.

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A Retrospective & Recognition

Dr. Bateman shares a retrospective look at the progress made by Bateman Horne Center in the last two years.  She honors the contribution of Leigh Reynolds and looks ahead with excitement to the future for those impacted by ME/CFS.  Six or seven months into the 2015 launch of Bateman Horne Center — the major financial…

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A Priceless Contribution: A Tribute to Leigh Reynolds

Suzanne Vernon pays tribute to Leigh Reynolds of Altimeter Consulting who broke ground in the evolution of the Bateman Horne Center from a small medical clinic to a nonprofit center of excellence with a national footprint. For the past 5 years, I’ve had the good fortune and honor to work with and learn from an…

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Not Without ME

Not Without ME

A Research Update On May 3rd, at the monthly BHC Education Meeting, Linda Avey and Suzanne D. Vernon, PhD discussed their cutting-edge research collaboration. Linda described how her team is working together with the Bateman Horne Center to track data, chart experiences and find patient-generated answers using Precise.ly.  Suzanne shared the results of an ME/CFS…

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Guest Post: Student Seeking Feedback from ME/CFS Patients

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Brooke Denmark, a student working on her Masters in Social Work, contacted the Bateman Horne Center asking us to share her thesis research questionnaire in order to garner feedback from those living with ME/CFS.  Your participation as a research participants merely involves responding to an online questionnaire. The Bateman Horne Center was not involved in the creation…

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CFS Advisory Committee (CFSAC)

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The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Assistant Secretary for Health on issues related to myalgic encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Administrative and management support for CFSAC is provided by the HHS Office on Women’s Health in the Office of…

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