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Sign petition To Fix ME/CFS tracking In US!

In August, we shared with you that we and six other ME/CFS organizations had submitted a proposal to the National Center of Health Statistics (NCHS) to fix the coding of ME/CFS in the US International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM). Today, we are writing with an update on that proposal and asking that you sign the

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Sign on to #MEAction’s response to flawed CDC review

MEAction Response to CDC #MEAction has released a draft response to the CDC’s flawed systematic evidence review on ME/CFS treatments. Sign our form by August 15, 2021 to have your name added to #MEAction’s response before we formally submit it as a public comment on August 16. We need to demonstrate strong community opposition in

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CDC releases post-COVID guidance: 4 takeaways for ME/CFS

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published interim guidance for evaluating and caring for patients with post-COVID conditions.* The CDC will present this guidance to clinicians on a public COCA Call on Thursday, June 17th from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. This guidance deserves a detailed review of what has

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CDC releases flawed review of ME/CFS treatments for public comment

On May 16th the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a notice of request for public comments on its systematic review draft report for diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS which will remain open until August 16, 2021.  You might not realize it from the above description, but this is the latest milestone

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#MEAction urges Congress to hold NIH accountable

#MEAction has sent a letter to the Congressional House Subcommittee on Health (Energy & Commerce Committee), following their recent congressional hearing on Long COVID.  Our letter urges Congress to hold the National Institutes of Health (NIH) accountable for expediting treatments to people with ME/CFS and Long COVID. To make this happen, we urge Congress to

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Global media tells the story of the #Millionsmissing

We are thrilled to see the press tell our story of the #MillionsMissing this year, and the #MillionsMore “long haulers” expected to develop ME/CFS following a COVID-19 infection.   In Pittsburgh, a mother of four told her story in the Tribune-Review about her 25-year journey of never recovering after contracting EBV, the virus that causes Mono.

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Telebriefing was a success!

We were thrilled at the outcome of the #MEAction press briefing last week where we invited a panel of experts to discuss the intersection between long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to the media. The panelists made it crystal clear that a subset of long haulers are meeting the criteria for ME, and that it

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Solve M.E.’s Advocacy Week and the Long Covid Alliance

Solve M.E. Advocacy week will be from Sunday, April 18th, 2021 to Saturday, April 24th, 2021. As a core member of the Long Covid Alliance and a partner on Advocacy Day, #MEAction would like to encourage you to participate in this important event if you are able. The keystone event is Advocacy Day, on Tuesday,

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Postcards to Doctors Continues – Sponsor or Participate!

Postcards to Doctors is going strong! Postcards to Doctors, which we launched in 2019, is a medical education campaign in the US that focuses on getting medical professionals to learn more about ME. Our aim is to get as many people as possible to take the UNREST CME course, and Postcards to Doctors has enabled us to reach

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