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A “Standard” Patient

Today, Joe Landson shares his experience as a standard, real patient. I work occasionally as a standardized patient, though there is not much standard about me. Standardized patients are actors; we play out a script of symptoms for health care … Continue reading

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Brian Vastag to Dr. Francis Collins

Yesterday, an open letter from science writer Brian Vastag to Dr. Francis Collins (Director, NIH) flashed around the ME/CFS social media-sphere like lightning. Then it spread among Brian’s high profile colleagues, like Martin Enserink and Carl Zimmer. Brian’s letter is … Continue reading

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Talk Is Cheap

In today’s guest post, Denise Lopez-Majano makes the case that the time for talk is over and the time for action is now. For decades, stakeholders have advocated for funding commensurate with the severity of ME/CFS. The government’s response has … Continue reading

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Stuck? Four Months of Almost Nothing

In this guest post, Dr. Alan Gurwitt argues that it is time for ME/CFS advocacy to move on and move forward. The post first appeared on the website for the Massachusetts CFIDS/ME & FM Association, and is reprinted here with … Continue reading

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Awareness Reboot

Today’s post comes from Denise Lopez-Majano. She makes a powerful argument for the kind of awareness campaign we need. The release of the Institute of Medicine report resulted in an unprecedented amount of media coverage and public discussion. As has … Continue reading

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Alone in the Woods

I’m happy to share this guest post from Joe Landson. Man, can I relate to this! Each of us patients has that one dear relative, friend, or acquaintance – the one who tells us, repeatedly, that we can do anything … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Slightly Snarky

Joe Landson authors this guest post on the chasm between patient experiences and the people who need to understand them. We suffer through many devastating symptoms, but today I’m only thinking of one. It’s perhaps the most devastating effect of … Continue reading

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Illness Beliefs (or Why I Am Not an ME/CFS Activist)

Today, Joe Landson shares his thoughts on how the false illness beliefs (or even cognitive bias) among scientists is holding our field back. Joe says it is time to tear down the walls and think horizontally – to the horizon, … Continue reading

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They Know What They’re Doing (Not)

This post comes via Mary Dimmock, with assistance from Claudia Goodell, Denise Lopez-Majano, and myself. You are welcome to publish it on your site with attribution to Mary Dimmock.   Last week, Jennie Spotila and Erica Verillo posted summaries of … Continue reading

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Mary Dimmock: Fight the Power

The draft P2P evidence review report has been issued and we have all had a chance to see just how appallingly bad it is. Now the question is what to do next. Some have called for us to oppose P2P … Continue reading

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