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#MEAction Arrives in the Medieval Town of Med-Ed

Here’s a hearty hello from the Medieval Town of Medical Education!  Lords and Ladies,  We did it!… we got over $75,000 (£56,781) which means we have arrived at this new land on our Giving Adventure Map. I’m Laurie Jones, the Managering Elf, and I am going to tell you what awesome stalls await you at

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Choose your top ten ME/CFS research priorities – UK survey launched

Take the survey The ME/CFS Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is giving you the opportunity to define your top ten priorities for future ME/CFS research. In partnership with the James Lind Alliance, the ME/CFS Priority Setting Partnership is launching their second survey today. The research questions in this survey are based on over 5300 ideas submitted

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ADA 30th Anniversary–Stories Wanted

The 30th of the anniversary of the American Disability Act (ADA) is fast approaching–July 26th. As a way to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are looking to share stories of how the ADA has positively impacted the lives of people with ME.We want to honor those who fought hard to make sure we have the

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Citizen science highlights non-recovery in COVID-19 patients

Recently, #MEAction received what may be the first, participant-led analysis of COVID-19, entitled What Does COVID-19 Recovery Actually Look Like? An Analysis of the Prolonged COVID-19 Symptoms Survey by Patient-Led Research Team. The Body Politic COVID-19 Support Group surveyed over 600 participants who had experienced/were experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for at least two weeks, revealing insights

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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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Charging Your Batteries

Ingebjørg Midsem Dahl has severe ME, and has written a book about pacing called, “Classic Pacing for a Better Life with ME.” She attributes her slow but steady improvement from being severe to now only housebound to following her own advice on pacing, and from various medical treatments, such as treatments for secondary infections. There

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Postcards to Doctors Featured Artist: Lia Pas

#MEAction’s Postcards to Doctors initiative has continued to be an incredible success! Thanks to the hard work of the #MEAction community we have sent postcards to nearly 6,000 clinicians across the United States. We could not have done this without the invaluable contributions from the artists who designed our postcards.   #MEAction would like to

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ME Services in the UK Not Fit for Purpose

A recent survey conducted by #MEAction UK found that UK specialist myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) services are not fit for purpose. Areas investigated included: Management strategies Experience attending a clinic Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) Activity management [maxbutton id=”23″ url=”http://www.meaction.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Your-experience-of-ME-services-Survey-report-by-MEAction-UK.pdf” text=”Read the survey report here” ]   The survey was conducted to provide evidence to the National

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Your experience of ME/CFS services – Take the survey by #MEAction UK

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are updating their guidelines on ME. As part of this they have published a call for evidence about 3 topics. #MEAction UK has put together the following survey to provide further evidence for the committee. [maxbutton id=”22″ url=”https://forms.gle/ZXEdp7W5nW4KBBcu8″ text=”Take the survey” ]   The survey asks

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