Does the U.S. spend more money researching diseases that primarily affect men? The answer is emphatically yes, according to an article published in the Journal of Women’s Health by Art Mirin, chair of #MEAction’s California State Chapter. In his research, Dr. Mirin found that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) gives a disproportionate share of
#MEAction sent out a press release last week to 300 major publications in the US introducing them to the long haulers who are experiencing symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), specifically post-exertional malaise. We alerted the press to the terrifying possibility that 1 million more Americans could develop ME following COVID-19 at the current rate of
On Wednesday, September 23 the CDC held its ME/CFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) conference call and the #MEAction community showed up to make our voices heard! Here is our initial summary of what you need to know.
Today is National Voter Registration Day! #MEAction along with many other organizations are sharing with their communities the importance of registering to vote for November’s general election.
Mark your calendars! The CDC will hold its next ME/CFS Stakeholder Engagement and Communication (SEC) conference call on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 3 pm Eastern Time. Find information on how to call into the meeting here. The CDC program staff only hold SEC meetings a couple of times a year so now is your chance to participate! These
We are thrilled to share that The US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition has launched a website to provide clinicians with expert information on the diagnosis and management of myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).
#MEAction NY is co-sponsoring a free CME webinar Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 and we need to share widely so clinicians can know to register!
The Mayo Clinic recently removed harmful recommendations of Graded Exercise Therapy (GET) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) from their website, a win for people with ME and their families. The site still contains problematic language and misleading information, but this recent change could help many individuals seeking care for their ME. For
NIH Director Francis Collins just published a blog post highlighting the plight of COVID-19 “long haulers” and the role of citizen-science efforts at the Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group in compiling the first detailed patient survey of long COVID and analyzing the results.
Being able to communicate information effectively and efficiently is key to much of the work #MEAction does. We are looking for new volunteers to join us. If you’d like to help us reach and engage our target audiences, we’d welcome you in our social media teams. Don’t worry if you have no previous experience –