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Category Archives: HHS

Alphabet Soup: Read the Latest about our U.S. Health Agencies and M.E.

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There are a lot of moving pieces to keep track of as we push for our U.S. federal agencies to provide fair and adequate treatment to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Together, our community continues to take action to fight for our lives, and we’re seeing the fruits of that ...

It has been an Intense Week!

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It Has Been A HUGE Week in the U.S.! This last week has been a bit of a whirlwind – we've never been busier! It's been a week of advancing the cause of health equality for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis through the launch of the Unrest continuing medical education program and the expansion of our US ...

#MEAction Sends Letter to HHS Demanding New Federal Committee on ME

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Last month, our community marshaled together in a mass protest on social media to tell the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) that it had NOT accomplished its job when it suddenly dissolved the federal advisory committee - known as CFSAC - that makes recommendations on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), ...

Alphabet Soup – Your Guide to Current U.S. Actions

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When it rains, it pours! There has been so much activity in our US health institutions that it’s easy to lose track. Here’s a handy update to help us all keep it straight. HHS (Health and Human Services) The HHS recently and without warning shut down CFSAC, the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory ...

How To Protest HHS with #MEAction

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We will protest the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service virtually, on social media, on Friday, Sept. 14th. We have canceled the in-person protest in Washington, D.C. due to the fact that a hurricane is headed for that area on Thursday. We will reschedule the Washington, D.C. protest for a later date ...

HHS Secretary Kills CFSAC!

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If you were on the CFSAC committee, you awoke to the following email in your inbox yesterday morning: Good morning, I’d like to personally extend my gratitude to you for serving as a member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC).Your input as a subject matter expert in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue ...

Pastor Testifies About Wife’s ME

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Lutheran pastor, Stephen Friedrich, spoke about his wife's struggle with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis before the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) hearing on June 20th.  CFSAC met for its bi-annual meeting to discuss recommendations to make to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on issues related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and ...

NIH Director: Our Judge and Jury, Prison Guard and Executioner

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An anonymous testimony given before the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC), which met last week for its bi-annual meeting to discuss recommendations to make to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on issues related to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and chronic fatigue syndrome.  *Note, an anonymous person gave this testimony. #MEAction has published ...

Mother Shares Heartbreaking Testimony about Sons with Severe ME

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This mother has participated in CFSAC meetings more than 20 times in an effort to get the Health and Human Services to take appropriate action to address this health crisis. Her two sons have suffered from severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis for more than a decade. The photo was taken of her sons one month and ...

US: Watch the CFS Advisory meeting – this Wed. and Thurs.

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Representatives from across federal agencies will convene for the next two days - tomorrow, June 20th and June 21st - for the bi-annual Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) meeting. CFSAC is an important committee that provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on issues ...