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MAYO CLINIC REMOVES GET AND CBT FROM CFS WEBPAGE

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

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OUR SUMMER IN REVIEW: ADVOCACY AND EDUCATION

What a Summer for Advocacy and Education!  We know the summer isn’t over yet, but A LOT has been happening with ME advocacy and education in the United States and the United Kingdom, and we want to make sure you are up to date, in the loop, and ready for next steps! National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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ME/CFS and Long COVID: What’s the Connection?

#MEAction hosted a seminar for post-COVID-19 “long haulers” on Friday, August 7, to learn more about ME/CFS as a potential diagnosis after viral infection, in partnership with Body Politic and the COVID-19 Working Group New York. Watch the seminar now!

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GOOD MORNING BRITAIN GETS IT WRONG ON POST-COVID TREATMENT AND ME

#MEAction UK has written a letter of complaint to Good Morning Britain in response to recent statements from Dr Hilary Jones on the programme, regarding the rehabilitation of long COVID patients. In his interview with Kate Garraway yesterday, Dr Jones recommended graded exercise as a strategy for those recovering from COVID-19. There is now a

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Graded exercise therapy not recommended for post-COVID fatigue, say NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have released a document entitled “interim findings”, stating that the recommendation of graded exercise therapy for mild and moderate ME/CFS should not apply to people with fatigue following COVID-19. They note that the existing guideline was published in 2007, many years before the pandemic, and that they are aware of concerns around graded exercise therapy.

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New ME education module available for healthcare professionals

A new education module designed to teach healthcare professionals about ME has been released.  Send the new module to your GP, using our email template. The module was created by the CMRC Medical Education group, led by Dr Nina Muirhead, and is available for free online. The Group includes patients, professionals, charities and organisations such

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