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NIH Neglect is a Key Reason for the ME/CFS Crisis

The Associated Press published a syndicated article last week profiling a study being done by the NIH on ME/CFS. The article describes well the severity of ME, and the immense challenges our community faces, including lack of treatments, difficulty getting a diagnosis, skeptical doctors and a lack of knowledge about ...

#MEAction State Chapters are Trailblazing Change for ME across the United States

As we enter into 2020, we want to take a moment to recognize all the hard work our State Chapters accomplished in 2019 for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). The tenacity and commitment of our state leaders and members is awe-inspiring. #MEAction Colorado introduced a resolution for ME before the Rotary Club ...

NIH Receives Surprise Holiday Gift from ME Community

It was a big holiday season for Dr. Walter Koroshetz who oversees ME/CFS research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! As part of our Cards for Koroshetz Campaign, people with ME, caretakers and allies sent Dr. Koroshetz 500 holiday cards with their stories of living with a neglected and ...

Cards for Koroshetz: Send a Holiday Card to NIH Demanding Action!

This holiday season, the #MEAction community plans to flood the mailbox of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with holiday cards calling for NIH NINDS Director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, to take immediate ACTIONS to end the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). We need your help! Take action with us: ...

WHY WE CARE: Directly Supporting People with ME

Erica Verrillo is founder of The American Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society (AMMES), which provides direct assistance (rent, clothing, food, etc.) to people with ME who are in crisis in the U.S., as well as resources to the ME community. A generous donor has offered a matching donation ...

NIH: Dr. Koroshetz Declines to Take Urgent Action for ME. Read His Response and Take Action!

NINDS Institute director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, has made it clear that neither he nor the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are ready to take the immediate actions needed to address the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). In response to #MEAction’s recent letter calling on the NIH to ACTION now for ...

Read Dr. Koroshetz Response to Our Letter Calling for Action. We Analyze His Claims.

NINDS director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, sent the following response to #MEAction’s Oct. 21st letter calling on the NIH to take immediate actions to address the crisis of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). We analyze Dr. Koroshetz letter in blue text below to put his statements into context with the reality of what ...

#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 ...

Colorado Activist Introduces Rotary Club Resolution for ME

Colorado activist, Jim Lutey, has introduced a Rotary Club resolution to encourage research, education and funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME!) The resolution’s purpose is to “leverage Rotary’s worldwide reputation and expertise on polio eradication to raise awareness on the need to educate the public and medical practitioners on the importance ...

#MEAction Advocates will Speak at Stanford MEDx Conference this Weekend

#MEAction advocate, Terri Wilder, and #MEAction board member, Ryan Prior, are co-presenting at the Stanford MEDx conference this weekend about how #MEAction empowers the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community through technology. Terri and Ryan will discuss the history of #MEAction, its founders, its reason for being, its social justice philosophy, its ...
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