Author: Ben HsuBorger

Is NIH blowing another opportunity to advance ME/CFS research?

Be sure to attend the telebriefing by the Trans-NIH ME/CFS Working Group this Friday (10/22) at 3PM ET. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has many questions to answer about its lack of tangible progress or strategic acceleration of medical research for people with ME. Read Our Questions for NIH ME/CFS research opportunity being missed

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Sign petition To Fix ME/CFS tracking In US!

In August, we shared with you that we and six other ME/CFS organizations had submitted a proposal to the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) to fix the coding of ME/CFS in the US International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM). Today, we are writing with an update on that proposal and asking that you sign the

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Sign on to #MEAction’s response to flawed CDC review

MEAction Response to CDC #MEAction has released a draft response to the CDC’s flawed systematic evidence review on ME/CFS treatments. Sign our form by August 15, 2021 to have your name added to #MEAction’s response before we formally submit it as a public comment on August 16. We need to demonstrate strong community opposition in

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CDC releases post-COVID guidance: 4 takeaways for ME/CFS

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published interim guidance for evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.* The CDC will present this guidance to clinicians on a public COCA Call on Thursday, June 17th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. This guidance deserves a detailed review of what has

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CDC releases flawed review of ME/CFS treatments for public comment

On May 16th the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a notice of request for public comments on its systematic review draft report for diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS which will remain open until August 16, 2021.  You might not realize it from the above description, but this is the latest milestone

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#MEAction urges Congress to hold NIH accountable

#MEAction has sent a letter to the Congressional House Subcommittee on Health (Energy & Commerce Committee), following their recent congressional hearing on Long COVID.  Our letter urges Congress to hold the National Institutes of Health (NIH) accountable for expediting treatments to people with ME/CFS and Long COVID. To make this happen, we urge Congress to

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NIH & CDC leadership are failing people with ME/CFS

#MEAction has written an open letter to NIH institute director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, and CDC division director Dr. Inger Damon to express our lack of confidence in their interagency approach to ME/CFS. Drs. Koroshetz and Damon co-lead the Interagency ME/CFS Working Group, which met last month, and oversee the ME/CFS program activities within their respective

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#MEAction sends letter to NIH ahead of ME/CFS meeting

Last week the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will hold its next ME/CFS Telebriefing on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11am Eastern Time.  #MEAction staff and volunteers worked quickly to draft a letter with detailed questions for NIH in advance of this meeting. You can read the full letter here. We will keep

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South Carolina Raises Awareness about ME

My name is Robert Jacobs, MD and I am a retired Physician and caregiver for my wife who has had Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) for more than 9 years. Despite the historical, tourism and quality-of-life allure of this beautiful state, we discovered a paucity of medical care available to patients with ME/CFS, minimal medical

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