Health Rising is dedicated to providing timely, accurate information to people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia.
Cort Johnson came down with chronic fatigue syndrome/fibromyalgia around 1980 while at the University of Santa Cruz. He received a BA in Philosophy from Cal State Long Beach in the late 1980′s and a MS in Environmental Studies from San Jose State University around 2000.
Committed to create a site devoted to understanding chronic fatigue syndrome research and treatment options he opened a very basic (Frontpage) content based site around 2004 called Phoenix Rising. Soon afterwards a newsletter was added. By 2010 with the addition of a blog and a Forum package and hundreds of articles/blogs, Phoenix Rising had become the most visited website devoted to ME/CFS on the internet. In August 2010 Phoenix Rising became a non-profit corporation.
In December 2012, with the help of the Simmaron Foundation, Cort left Phoenix Rising to form this website.
- Check out Testimonials to Cort’s work.