Tonight on NBC nighty news

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by renjanson, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. renjanson

    renjanson New Member

    I was just on the CFIDS website and it said that the Cfids information would be on tonight.

    Tomorrow is the kickoff of the awareness campaign at the National Press Club in Washington DC.

    So ,many newspaper and magazine reporters will be there.

    Another article will be in U.S News and World Report on Monday, November 6.

    It lists on the webisite who will be having articles or programs if you are interested. (Cfids.org)
  2. renjanson

    renjanson New Member

  3. pw7575

    pw7575 New Member

    Thank You for posting this. I am interested to see what they will say.

    Pam
  4. shell

    shell New Member

    I am so excited about this kick-off tomorrow, thanks for letting me know about the news so I can watch!!!
  5. mezombie

    mezombie Member

  6. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    Chronic fatigue is a real illness, gov't says
    The long-controversial diagnosis finally gets recognized
    (I didn't watch the program, but here's the script & I see they do use CFS, not just CF. Big difference! Let's hope the CDC push for awareness will be matched by serious research, not just redefinitions.)

    By Robert Bazell
    Chief science and health correspondent

    Updated: 7:37 p.m. ET Nov 2, 2006

    NEW YORK - Jennie Spotilla was embarking on a successful career as a lawyer when she was struck down.

    "It felt like someone took a ton of bricks and just dumped it on my head," Spotilla says. "The worst flu I could possibly imagine."

    But it has lasted 12 years. She long ago was forced to stop working.

    "An average day, if it's a good day, I'm able to get up, take a shower, take care of my dog," she says.

    Doctors could not find a simple cause for her illness. They diagnosed it as chronic fatigue syndrome. That's been a controversial topic in medicine for decades, with some doctors insisting there is no such thing.

    But now the top federal public heath agency is declaring that it is real, and that it affects more than 1 million Americans — four times as many women as men.

    "People genuinely are suffering and there are things we can do to genuinely help them," says Dr. Julie Gerberding, who heads the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). "And we need to take this seriously as a real illness for a lot of people."

    Jennie Spotilla, like many sufferers, often encounters skepticism from doctors and others.

    "Even strangers who, if I told them I had chronic fatigue syndrome, they would think it was a joke, that I was just being lazy or making it up," she says.

    The new CDC effort includes Internet tools and public service announcements to teach doctors to better cope with chronic fatigue.

    And coping can be difficult, because while some symptoms can be treated, there is for now nothing close to a cure.