Author: Jaime S

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Cochrane redux

Get caught up!  Start with Cochrane Analysis: What’s Here, What’s Missing, Conclusions What has gone on before Cochrane Reviews are well-known systematic reviews of studies in healthcare, and are internationally recognized — enough to be considered the last word in healthcare as far as some medical publications are concerned.  In 2019, Larun et al. wrote

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Announcing the Launch of Postcards to Doctors 2020!

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of our postcard design contest for our second annual Postcards to Doctors campaign! We received over 100 submissions from 40 people by the October 5th deadline. We were so impressed by the beauty, cleverness, and skill on display in these wonderful pieces.   It was no small feat to choose just

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Celebrating Postcards to Doctors: Final Report

This article references the 2019 Postcards to Doctors initiative. Find the page for Postcards to Doctors 2020 here. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we not only met but exceeded our initial goal of sending 6,000 postcards out into the world!  And we could not have done it without you.  As always, I am bowled over

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Your #MEAction guide to the holidays: with Pinboards!

The holidays are a stressful time.  Between gift-giving (and buying), travel, cooking, decorating, and guests in the home – not to mention winter colds, increased heating bills, and challenges in local travel like snow and icy roads – it’s no wonder that many people emerge from the hazy shade of winter completely exhausted.  That goes

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#MEAction’s Guide to Weathering the Holidays

Note: if you prefer to download this list as a pdf you can download it by clicking here. Make a list of whatever you can do in advance and a schedule for completing your tasks with plenty of wiggle-room. The holidays are often jam-packed with tasks.  Sit down nowish and make a list of everything

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Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season!

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season! And announcing: #MEAction’s first Pinterest boards! Together, the #MEAction community has made the Postcards to Doctors initiative an incredible success: there have been approximately 5,500 requests for postcards to doctors across 43 states! We are so thankful to see people across the country step up to

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Diagnostic Criteria: Researchers and Clinicians Survey Results

Last month, we presented information about the diagnostic criteria, exploring their similarities and differences. Click here to read that article. This week, we’re reporting on a survey we sent to ME-literate researchers and clinicians.  We contacted clinicians who treat or have treated people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as their main patient population, and researchers who study

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Demystifying the Diagnostic Criteria for ME and Related disease

  Additions and corrections Initially we stated that ICC requires three months before diagnosis; this was in error. ICC specifies that the disease can be diagnosed immediately. This has been corrected in the text and within the pdf comparing criteria. One reader pointed out a very useful misconception regarding different criteria for different purposes, which

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