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The Art of Letting Go - 'Tis the season of New Year's Resolutions.  People make them, and frequently they break them.  

A Tribute to William "Billy" Crook, MD

The Thief of Many Lives, by Kathy Houghton
From the Author:
    Until you read "The Thief of Many Lives" you too may have questioned the validity of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as a real illness. It is VERY real, especially for us the sufferers and our caregivers. The credibility and validity of this disease has long been a most difficult message to convey to our Government, Physicians, Healthcare Professionals, friends, families and general public.  What makes this even more challenging than how we might physically appear is the inappropriate name given to such a serious and debilitating disease. Consequently, one of the worse things someone can say to a person with CFS is how well we look on a particular day ... we must be feeling "better" ... "better" than what? Death? Unfortunately, CFS victims generally do not feel better than death ... warmed over or otherwise!  Lengths of time go by, month, seasons, and then years when all of our reserve energy is used simply to eat and breathe and those are the "good" days. Unfortunately, not many see this as most people with CFS are left to suffer behind closed doors.  Unexplainably, our cries for awareness, and validity continue to fall upon deaf ears. WAKE UP AMERICA  (or other country)!!!  CFS is at epidemic proportions destroying lives and affecting millions of people worldwide.
    May 12th is International CFS Awareness Day. Please make your voice be heard. Inform others about the tragic impact this illness is having on you, your loved one and our nation (your country).
BE AWARE OR BEWARE ... As you could be writing this letter from your bed next May 12th.

Narcophobia:  Defining The Problem, The Solution

Education, Equity and Cognitive Dysfunction Dilemmas

MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS: A Baffling Syndrome With a Tragic Aftermath, by A. Melvin Ramsay, MD

Chronic Pain Fact Sheet

Bankruptcies of the Heart

On The Morbid Fascination with Psychiatric Morbidity

No Scents, PLEASE!

Anthrax Vaccine Causes Gulf War Syndrome

The Life of the Remarkable Janet Travell, MD

CFS by Other Names . . .

Hepatitis B Vaccine Hearings: A School Nurse Perspective

Childhood Polio Infection May Cause Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in Baby-Boomers

The Fibromyalgia Syndrome: It's Not All In Your Head

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity:  How To Reduce Your Toxic Load

Educating Doctors: The Way We Were In Med School

News in the World of Myofascial Pain

Toronto Scientists Discover Master Immune System Switch

The Evolution of the Physician-Patient Relationship:  Implications in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Ordinary Touches Multiply Into Severe Pain For Fibromyalgia Patients

Victimized Once Victimized Twice: The Medical Equivalent of Rape


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