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Announcing #MillionsMissing 2019! Join us!

Listen to the article: We are thrilled to announce #MillionsMissing 2019! This May, we will take to the streets - or demonstrate from our beds - to show the world we are here, we are the #MillionsMissing, we will continue to fight for our demands for people with myalgic encephalomyelitis ...

A Year in Review: Celebrating the 2018 Achievements of Our Community

2018 has been a big year at #MEAction!  Thank you to all of you who have put forth immense efforts to improve the lives of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). #MEAction has grown over the past year in leaps and bounds, and we cannot wait to do more. We will not ...

Advocacy Round-Up: End-of-Year, 2018

Our community's advocacy work end with a big finale with our meeting with the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)!  Catch up on the latest global news from the past few months. U.S. NIH #MEAction representatives met with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, Dr. Francis Collins, ...

Community Roundup – End-Of-Year, 2018

As always, our community continues to amaze us with its tenacity, creativity, intellect, hard work and generosity. Enjoy a round-up of some of the community happenings these past few months where people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) around the world continue to fight for recognition, treatment, care and dignity. Austria Austrian ...

Sharing UNREST through Library Donations

Activism doesn’t always have to take place in government offices or with signs and shouting; it can take place in quiet libraries. Library systems are the target of Cindy Downey’s efforts to make Jen Brea’s documentary Unrest accessible to all. Downey, of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, donated copies of Unrest ...

OMF to Attend First ME/CFS Conference in Montreal

"Advancing an International Research Agenda to Address ME/CFS Research Priorities," the first International Canadian Conference on ME/CFS will be held May 3 - 5, 2018. Ronald W. Davis, PhD, OMF SAB Director and Linda Tannenbaum, OMF CEO/President will be presenting ...

Shorter invited to NIH to share perspective of disease denialism

On Thursday, November 3, Dr. Maureen Hanson shared a screenshot revealing a planned talk on November 9th at the NIH by the historian Dr. Edward Shorter titled "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Historical Perspective." Dr. Shorter has a long history of treating patients with ME with disdain and denial, as illustrated in ...

New ME/CFS Book: Lighting Up a Hidden World

This month, Valerie Free's new book, Lighting Up a Hidden World: CFS and ME will be released to the public. In 1990, Valerie Free was a vibrant, thirty-year-old woman: a court stenographer, wife, and mother. In July of that year, she came down with a sudden, flu-like illness and after ...

#MillionsMissing Protest in 12 Locations all Over the World

On Wednesday, May 25, ME/CFS patients, caregivers and advocates in nine cities around the world gathered for a global day of action to demand equal treatment and an end to the stigma of the diagnosis of ME/CFS. Protesters demonstrated in front of Department of Health and Human Services offices in ...
Validity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome bolstered by research

Validity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome bolstered by research

Written by Brent Handel Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly June 26 2015 issue, reprinted with permission Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly referred to as ME/CFS, is characterized by profound fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep abnormalities, autonomic manifestations, pain, and other symptoms that are made worse by exertion of any sort ...