Category: Awareness

Facets of ME: Temperature Dysregulation

Welcome to June’s #FacetsOfME! Facets of ME is an educational feature where we dive into a particular aspect (or facet) of ME and explore it more in depth. This month we are focusing on temperature dysregulation- heat and cold intolerance. It is surprising how difficult this symptom can be to manage until you experience it.

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Dept. of Labor Updates Information on ME/CFS for Workers, Employers

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has updated the information on ME/CFS provided at its Job Accommodation Network website to align with the most current CDC guidance. This action will help workers and employers find accurate information on ME/CFS and combat stigma and improve workplace outcomes. At #MEAction’s recent meeting

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#MillionsMissing: 7 Days in Self Portraits with ME/CFS

After taking #MEAction’s photography workshop with photographer Lucia Doynel for #MillionsMissing, Terra Dumont produced these stunning photos as a glimpse into her life as someone living with ME/CFS. Terra spread this experience over 7 days, focusing on a different theme each day. See her wonderful work and accompanying commentary below. Click on any of the

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ME/CFS on TV (Part 3)

RETURN TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES HERE ME/CFS ON THE ITALIAN TV SCREEN: A VIRTUOUS MODEL by Giada Da Ros Through sundry television spaces (news, fiction, talk shows), the ME/CFS community challenged existing political, medical, and philosophical approaches to the illness (and to maladies in general).  The community sought to re-appropriate the discourse, fight

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ME/CFS On TV (Part 2)

RETURN TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES HERE “THAT’S WHY THEY DON’T BELIEVE YOU, YOU DON’T LOOK SICK!”: FICTIONAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ME/CFS by Giada Da Ros Sociologists emphasize the importance of social and cultural representation of social and cultural representation of chronic and emerging disease, both for individual and collective behavior. “(T)he fact that people

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You can Still Help Madeline!

“Madeline” is a woman who has been suffering with a post viral syndrome for 40 years which includes Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia. Madeline  lives in British Columbia, Canada and she urgently needs your help. There is a need to seek alternative medical treatments due to the lack of coverage for treatments within the

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lack History Month

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, #MEAction has gathered a collection of articles, videos, and groups that features Black members of our community. We are also sharing links to articles and videos that explore the importance of Black disability history. We invite you to celebrate and honor the contributions of these Black leaders in our

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#MEAction Continues to Get Press for ME

#MEAction continues to prioritize getting ME in the press. We are very thankful to be featured in USA Today, North Jersey, New York Times, Infection Control Today, Times-Herald and Well+Good, all in the last few weeks!  Our press reach continues to focus on multiple audiences, including scientists and medical practitioners, the disability and chronic illness

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NIH Comes up Short Once Again

No Increase in Funding in Latest Plan for ME/CFS Collaborative Research Centers The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced their intent to extend the ME/CFS Collaborative Research Center (CRC) program, first launched in 2017, beyond its initial 5-year lifetime. They have issued a $7.1M annual funding opportunity for the ME/CFS CRCs, and another $500K

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