Category Archives: United States

Impact of proposed NIH and CDC cuts on ME Research

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How would the proposed NIH and CDC Budget Cuts affect ME research? News organizations recently reported that President Donald Trump’s administration has asked the House and Senate to approve budget cuts for 2017 of $1.232 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and $314 million for the Centers for Disease ...

The Sleepy Girl Guide to Social Security Disability (U.S.)

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Renegade disability guide for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis ...

Engaging People with ME as Partners in the CRCs

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The National Institute of Health’s RFA for ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers breaks new ground. For the first time, the funding agency is strongly encouraging researchers “to establish partnerships with patients groups and solicit their input” as part of their research plan. #MEAction assembled a team of volunteers to assist researchers in ...

IL. House of reps shows support for ME

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The plight of people living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) was heard in Illinois this week. The parent of a young daughter with ME, Amy Mooney, worked with her state representative, Michael J. Zalewski, to introduce a state resolution that recognizes ME as a tragic, disabling disease, and that commits to improving the availability ...

URGENT Congressional Action: Ask your House Rep. to sign letter for ME

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  URGENT Congressional Action! Ask your House representative to sign a letter that inserts favorable language for ME into the House Appropriations Committee report on the FY18 budget.  Deadline to sign: Tues., April 4th. Contact your House rep. today! See instructions for calling and emailing below. ~ U.S. House Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Anna Eshoo have agreed ...

Julie Rehmeyer: Hope and Despair in Through the Shadowlands

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Recently, #MEAction sat down with Julie Rehmeyer to discuss her new book Through the Shadowlands, her op-ed in the New York Times with David Tuller, and next steps. What made you embark on a project like Through the Shadowlands? I’m a writer, and it was a big experience I was going through, ...

The Cut

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Are you prepared for an 18% reduction in ME spending? I’m not. For one thing, the first year of funding for the new Collaborative Research Centers is set aside in this year’s budget. But all bets are off going forward. Like many other RFAs, the one for ME Centers explicitly states, ...

Video: How to protect American healthcare

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Housing Works is mobilizing people who want to fight for health care. Housing Works provided this webinar last month on how to protect and improve healthcare in the U.S. using a tactic called "bird-dogging." ...

Free Webinar with Dr. Peter Rowe, director of Chronic Fatigue Clinic

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Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI)'s first webinar of the year, "A Clinical Approach to ME/CFS in Adolescents and Young Adults," will be held with Peter Rowe, M.D. next Thursday, March 17, 2017. To register for the free webinar, go here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7209349689868350723 ...

SF Bay Area: Get Stanford Some Healthy Controls!

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If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, or know any others who do, please consider asking them to donate blood to the Stanford Genome Technology Center as a healthy control. The blood will be used for multiple purposes, including in Ron Davis's ME/CFS research.  If you know individuals ...
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