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Category Archives: States

#MEAction U.S. State Chapters have a BIG Vision for ME! Find Out What is Happening in Your State.

#MEAction is fighting to end the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and create an equitable world for people with ME. We know that we must fight at every level to make this happen. #MEAction U.S. State Chapters are dug in and working to change the landscape of ME in their ...

California Activists Fight for Centers of Excellence for ME

California advocates for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) are fighting for the state to institute a statewide Centers of Excellence program that would train ME specialists, provide state-of-the-art treatment for people with ME, and undertake advanced research. Activists across the state have already met with 24 state legislators to discuss this initiative ...

#MEAction Launches its U.S. State Chapter Initiative

We’re so excited to announce we’re growing our community’s impact through the expansion of #MEAction USA’s formal State Chapters.  #MEAction USA’s State Chapters build local capacity around volunteer engagement, congressional outreach, local and state advocacy, and medical education, and support awareness raising efforts for ME. State chapters also act as ...

Enrolling: Stony Brook University ANS Study

Who:  Researchers at Stony Brook University-- funded by the National Institue of Health What: The goal of this study is to use data obtained from participants to compare the relationships between fatigue, physical activities and autonomic function (heart rate variability). Individuals with ME/CFS as well as healthy controls are needed. Those ...

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not ...

Celebrating the 2018 Successes of Our U.S. State and Local Advocacy Groups

As the year comes to a close and we look over all that we have accomplished, we know that we could not have done this without the amazing work of our #MEAction U.S. state and local advocacy groups. These groups are the foundation of our work as they build support, ...

Join the fight against stigma and pseudoscience in New York

This weekend, the New York State Psychiatric Institute is hosting a conference on psychosomatic illness at Columbia University Medical Center -- and they invited Per Fink to speak.  If you have watched Unrest, you know that Fink’s clinic was responsible for the involuntary institutionalization of Karina Hansen, a Danish young ...

#MEAction Welcomes U.S. Advocacy Manager

We at #MEAction are so excited to welcome Erin Roediger as our new U.S. Advocacy Manager! We are thrilled that with Erin’s wealth of healthcare advocacy, volunteer coordination, and electoral campaign experience, we will be able to expand our congressional outreach program in concert with our partner organizations - the ...

Enrolling: White Matter Evaluation with Stanford University

Researchers at Stanford University have discovered that the brains of patients with ME display abnormalities in the white matter within the right hemisphere. It is crucial to further the research involved with these findings as they may lead to more definitive diagnoses of ME. Who: Dr. Montoya and Dr. Zeineh at the Stanford School ...

Enrolling: Stanford Neuroinflammation Study

This study is interested in ME/CFS patients who would classify themselves in the severe category (mostly bedbound, could be housebound). Dr. Montoya and Dr. Michelle James, a neuroradiologist at Stanford University, aim to investigate the inflammatory process in the brain of ME/CFS patients. They believe that this study could lead to improvements in ...