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Member Review of one of the videos in the new series: "the DVD is excellent and each CFS/M.E. patient can adjust their yoga programme to suit them, as clearly stated in the DVD." Janice
To get your copy, SEE DETAILS BELOW.
Check out InTheNews for daily updates on the latest medical news releases and other news items which may be of particular interest.
A Gentle Beginning was produced by cfsKnowledgeCenter specifically for ME/CFS sufferers. It features the nationally known Hatha yoga instructor Priyanka Shanbag in a very gentle, and brief, seated practice session. It can be practiced on the floor or even in bed.
A DVD of A Gentle Beginning will be sent to each person who donates $25, or more, to support this website. To purchase, click on the photo above or see the special offer below.
Loving Kindness, A Healing Journey for CFS has won wide acclaim from around the world. This video, also produced by cfsKnowledgeCenter features Tracey O'Hara leading a very different healing modality to address the body, mind and spirit. To view a preview, click HERE.
A DVD of Loving Kindness is also available to each person who donates $25, or more, to support this website. To purchase, click on the photo above or see the special offer below.
As far too many of us have experienced, often seeing a doctor who is uninformed about ME/CFS is to be diagnosed as depressed and be prescribed heavy medications. This heavy handed misdiagnosis hides a sad truth. A common result, not cause, of our condition is one form or another of depression.
Into the Light is a practice created specifically to help heal those of us who experience some form of depression. To view a brief video of Katherine, a member of our community, talk about Tracey's sessions, click HERE.
Whether you experience any form of depression or not, you're sure to find that this wonderful video will make you feel better and more confident in dealing with life's challenges.
A DVD of Into the Light is available to each person who donates $25, or more, to support this website. To purchase, click on the photo above or see the special offer below.
In appreciation for a donation of $65, or more, all three videos will be sent, postage paid anywhere in the world.
Those desiring to have only one or two of the videos shown above, please indicate your choice of videos when making your donation.
To make a contribution to support this and our other services, please click on the PayPal logo below or send a personal check or money order to: cfsKnowledgeCenter, Post Office Box 334, West Palm Beach, FL 33402, USA
A new section has been created at Tips for Life w/ ME/CFS. Read 10 tips from Dr Hyman and two others who have made significant progress in alleviating their symptoms from ME/CFS.
Join in with the others to comment or add tips of your own.
Noted expert, Dr. Kenneth J. Friedman, discusses various aspects of ME/CFS in very clear and direct terms in this unique series of video created by cfsKnowledgeCenter. View all of them in our Video section. Download them from our Facebook page or from our YouTube page.
Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D., is a member of the Board of Directors of the IACFS/ME, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, New Jersey Medical School (retired) and a member of the Board of Advisors of cfsKnowledgeCenter.
We've re-organized our Continuing News Stories by giving each of the following articles their own page. You'll find the links to each within the InTheNews section as well as those immediately shown below.
Clear insights and actionable information from widely recognized authorities are the hallmarks of the Expert Assistance series of videos produced specifically for those afflicted with ME/CFS and related illnesses.
The entire Expert Assistance video series is now available AT NO CHARGE.
View them as many times as you like. Tell your friends, and physician, about them. Both patients and medical professionals will find them an excellent, and frequently referenced, source of valuable information.
When viewing the series, we hope you will also take a moment to consider their value to your pocketbook as well as your path towards wellness. We hope that you will respond in kind and support this effort to provide you with Expert Assistance with a contribution to keep the community up and running and able to continue to produce these ground breaking videos for you.
Please sign a petition to the Minister of Health of Canada to Fund research for patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis whether a resident of Canada or not. Link to sign or click on flag above.
The ME/CFS & FM Patient Survey is a blind (names withheld) research study to gather data from around the world from those afflicted with ME/CFS & FM to further research into the disease. Everyone who is afflicted with ME/CFS or FM is encouraged to take the survey.
Over 450 people have completed the study thus far. Have You? It's important that we assist the research on ME/CFS in every way we can. Please help, it takes just a few minutes of your time.
Learn more about and take the ME/CFS & FM Patient Survey
The ME/CFS Case Definition Survey is a standardized guide for clinicians and research scientists for the evaluation of the impact of various specific symptoms upon those afflicted. It is presented in conjunction with the ME/CFS research team at the University of Miami.
Dr Nancy Klimas is delighted that so far over 675 people from around the world have taken the survey. Won't you please join them?
Learn more about and take the Case Definition Survey
If you are a current or former resident of the UK who has dealt with the UK medical system, please help us to gather the data needed to work for change. To take the survey please go to the UK Group.
Got a question about ME/CFS? Be sure to Ask Dr Hyman.
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This video was made with the express purpose of distributing it as widely as possible around the world via the Internet to reach as many of the millions of ME/CFS sufferers as possible who have yet to be properly diagnosed.
Katherine has had ME/CFS for over 15 years, for four of those years she was bed ridden. Katherine is very open and frank about her condition and the affect its had on her mind, body and spirit.
She recently sat before a camera to express her views. Her use…Continue
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From The New York Times
Fallout From Fatigue Syndrome Retraction Is Wide
By DAVID TULLER
When scientists reported in 2009 that a little-known mouse retrovirus was present in a large number of people with chronic fatigue syndrome, suggesting a possible cause of the condition, the news made international…Continue
Posted by Cort on February 3, 2012 at 5:00pm
Lawsuit claims Harvey Whittemore embezzled millions of dollars from former business partners
Written by Martha Bellisle, Jan. 27, 2012
The former business partners of Harvey Whittemore, a well-known Nevada lobbyist, land-developer, businessman and lawyer, filed a civil lawsuit Friday claiming he embezzled millions of dollars from the Wingfield company they ran together and misappropriated corporate funds and assets.