Category: Medicine

When POC Can’t Get a Diagnosis, Go Unseen

For decades, myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – also commonly called chronic fatigue syndrome – was erroneously portrayed as a white woman’s disease in the media. Black people were told they can’t get this disease, and went unseen and undiagnosed. Studies finally confirmed what the ME community already knew: the disease was targeting white, black and brown

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Doctor Lucinda Bateman

Meet the Scientist: Interview with Dr. Lucinda Bateman

Dr. Lucinda Bateman has treated over a thousand patients with chronic fatigue conditions since starting the Fatigue Consultation Clinic in 2000. She is the founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Bateman Horne Centre of Excellence (BHC) for ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia in Salt Lake City, Utah.  In 2015, Dr. Bateman served on the Institute of

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Enrolling studies: Internet-Based Participation

What: Researchers at Southern Connecticut State University are currently enrolling individuals in a study that will examine an intervention app for people living with ME/CFS. This app monitors daily perceived and expended energy and fatigue levels. Participants will be asked to complete an online survey about their health history, ME/CFS symptomology, as well as current

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Celebrating Postcards to Doctors: Final Report

This article references the 2019 Postcards to Doctors initiative. Find the page for Postcards to Doctors 2020 here. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we not only met but exceeded our initial goal of sending 6,000 postcards out into the world!  And we could not have done it without you.  As always, I am bowled over

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Danish Health Authority Refuses to Recognize WHO Definition for ME

The fight continues in Denmark for proper recognition and care for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Last March in a huge victory for people with ME, Danish MPs unanimously agreed on a declaration that will recognise ME as a distinct disease, remove it from the “functional somatic syndromes” category, and promote the World Health Organization

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Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season!

Host a Postcards to Doctors party this holiday season! And announcing: #MEAction’s first Pinterest boards! Together, the #MEAction community has made the Postcards to Doctors initiative an incredible success: there have been approximately 5,500 requests for postcards to doctors across 43 states! We are so thankful to see people across the country step up to

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Diagnostic Criteria: Researchers and Clinicians Survey Results

Last month, we presented information about the diagnostic criteria, exploring their similarities and differences. Click here to read that article. This week, we’re reporting on a survey we sent to ME-literate researchers and clinicians.  We contacted clinicians who treat or have treated people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) as their main patient population, and researchers who study

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#MEAction Blue Ribbon Fellowship Opens at Bateman Horne

Bateman Horne center is re-opening applications for the #MEAction Blue Ribbon Clerkship. Please read below, the application has changed.    Announcing a clinical clerkship opportunity for first year medical students, med-peds, internal medicine and family practice residents.   We are delighted to announce the #MEAction Blue Ribbon fellowship at the Bateman Horne Center (BHC) with

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