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Posts Tagged ‘improving clinical care’

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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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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BHC Raises $1.08 Million, Moving to New Facility!

Were Moving

We’re Moving!  In our spring campaign we laid out an audacious 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. We are thrilled to announce that we have exceeded our goal by more than 260%, raising more than…

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Pregnancy and ME/CFS

pregnancy and ME/CFS

ME/CFS presents additional complexities when making decisions about childbearing. There are options for building a strong network of support to manage pregnancy and help cope with the challenges of parenting with ME/CFS. We hope the following information can help. Pregnancy and ME/CFS   By Peggy Rosati Allen, MS, CNM, WHNP Assistant Professor, Clinical University of Utah College of…

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$3.28 Million Awarded for ME/CFS Biomarker Study

Biomarker Study

Bateman Horne Center Leadership are Co-Investigators on this Cutting-Edge Immunogenomic Study to Quantify ME/CFS Moving Toward a Genomic CBC for ME/CFS By Suzanne D Vernon, PhD There are two major barriers to identifying ME/CFS biomarkers: 1) variation in how patients are effected, in terms of symptoms and disease progression and 2) the lack of quantitative tools…

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Composing Progress for ME/CFS and FM

composing me/cfs fm progress

  In music, harmony is when three separate notes that agree with one another come together to create a chord. To make beautiful music, you need to understand more than how to play a single instrument, you must understand and make sense of what other musicians are doing. The music you listen to affects your…

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BHC Screens Forgotten Plague, Hosts Discussion

Forgotten Plague Discussion

In late March, the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) held a screening of The Forgotten Plague: a Documentary of Life with M.E. The showing, presented in collaboration with the Westminster College Pre-Professional Health Society, brought together more than 100 people in attendance. Among them were pre-professional health students, patients, care providers and researchers who stayed after the…

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Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic Intolerance

Orthostatic intolerance

In this educational seminar, Dr. Cortez defines Orthostatic Intolerance and provides an overview of the anatomy involved. She introduces various clinical lab tests and discusses their role in diagnosis then offers several case illustrations from diagnosis to management. She then ends her talk with several conclusions and take home points. Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic…

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What’s the Buzz – February

Buzz - January 2017

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 these:   A new paper co-authored by Drs. Vernon, Deftereos and Persidis at aimed at understanding the “clinical intuition” doctors…

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