Archive for 2013

Looking Back and Looking Forward: Health Rising Begins New Era in 2014

Taking Stock - A Year Later About a year ago Health Rising rose out of the ashes (:)) and began.  Two hundred and twenty blogs and over 200,000 visitors and 720,000 pageviews later, we can say it's a pretty darn good year. Traffic has steadily risen over time and we expect that to continue. 2014 ME/CFS Read more [...]

Could the Vagus Nerve Infection Hypothesis Explain Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

It could explain the disappointing Lipkin Chronic Fatigue Initiative pathogen study results. It shows how an infection could trigger ME/CFS and then - poof - seemingly disappear.  It includes two hot research topics in ME/CFS; the autonomic nervous and immune systems.  It explains how sickness Read more [...]

Minding Your Mitochondria: Dr. Terry Wahls on a Brain Repair Regimen That Returned Her to Health

As a former Tae Kwan Doe national champion, Dr. Terry Wahls knew what it was like to be supremely fit. In 2000, though, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease without a cure, and her future looked bleak.  Going to the best MS center in the country and taking the latest drugs provided Read more [...]

Bad Wiring: Were You Set Up for Poor Health? A Source of Chronic Pain Illuminated

The Pain Mystery It's an incredible thing; Americans spend up to 600 billion (billion with a B) dollars to treat pain. Almost 30% percent of people with pain have low back pain and about 25% of them have chronic low back pain. You'd think with that many people in pain we'd be pretty far along Read more [...]

Unfulfilled Commitments / Broken Promises: The NIH and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome After Twenty Five Years

An Institute for All Americans? This Budget request represents the Administration’s priorities for guiding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans. National Institutes of Health The Department of Health and Human Services 2013 Read more [...]

Speaking to Power: Dr. Peterson in Sweden, ME/CFS Patients in the Netherlands Take it to the Parliament

(Dr. Peterson speaks to the Swedish Parliament and years of effort in Holland culminate in the delivery of a petition to have ME/CFS be considered and treated as a biomedical disease in blogs by Anne Ortegren and Esme de Groot.) Dr Peterson in Sweden by Anne Ortegren Dr Peterson and Gunnar Read more [...]

The 2nd International Symposium for CFS/ME Overview by Rosamund Vallings Plus Commentary

(The text is by Dr. Rosamund Vallings of New Zealand.  I added the commentary  (in brackets) and headings.)  December 2013, Gold Coast, Australia. I felt privileged to be invited to attend this symposium, which was combined with the opening of the National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Read more [...]

Major Antiviral Trial Underway in Fibromyalgia Could Open Up Treatment Possibilities

Fibromyalgia, not chronic fatigue syndrome, is going be the recipient of the first large, multi-center antiviral treatment trial. In an entirely new approach to FM, Dr. Skip Pridgen is using a novel two-drug approach, to smother the herpesviruses he believes are causing the disorder (and ME/CFS Read more [...]