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Health Rising Requests Your Assistance in Choosing a Logo

As part of our goal to create a more professional appearance Health Rising has engaged a logo designer to produce a logo. Please let us know which of the following logos you think would be the best for Health Rising. Please feel free, as well, to provide suggestions for changes with regards Read more [...]

Beating the Bloat: FODMAPS – the Best Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The holidays are over. If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), however, that holiday infusion of good, rich food may have left your gut bloated, gurgling, gassy, stopped up, or loosened up at some point. IBS is a complex disorder that researchers are still learning about, but they’re pretty Read more [...]

P2P Report Calls for Significant Expansion of NIH’s Commitment to ME/CFS But Tightening Needed

“We hope our work has dignified ME/CFS and those affected, while providing expert guidance to the NIH and the broader research community.” - P2P Executive Draft Summary The Pathways to Prevention Program (P2P) is an NIH program begun in 2012 that is tasked with identifying research gaps, methodological Read more [...]

Health Rising Looks Back and Forward : Our Yearly Update

Traffic 2014 was a very good year for Health Rising.  We put out well over two hundred blogs.  Web traffic went up about 70% and we're averaging over 4,000 page views a day. Over 5,000 people now subscribe to the blog. Without people reading and participating on the blogs this website Read more [...]

The Dark Places: Laura Hillenbrand on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Pt. II

"To me your story - battling your disease ....is as compelling as his (Louis Zamperini's) story" Bob Schieffer Two powerful pieces  - one a short interview with Laura on Face the Nation and another a long piece appearing several years earlier in Elle - demonstrate why Laura, with her very severe ME/CFS, Read more [...]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Researcher Turns Pilot Study into Major Grant

Patrick McGowan's  epigenetic research started out as a small 24 person pilot project funded by the SolveCFS Initiative but it's not small any more. With the help of a $500,000 grant from the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust, Patrick McGowan (and Dr. Lucinda Bateman) are now embarking Read more [...]

They Built It and They Are Coming: Effort Attracts New Researchers To ME/CFS Field

“Our intention is to evolve the SolveME/CFS BioBank™ into the most sought after resource for ME/CFS research in existence” In 2008, seeking to shift their focus to research, the then CFIDS Association of America (CAA) (now The SolveME/CFS Initiative) hired their first Research Director, Read more [...]

Long-time ME/CFS Researcher Wins Award

Just as we posted the results on Lenny Jason's potentially ground-breaking study  on creating a new definition, we learned  that he's just won a major award. Lenny Jason has played a important role in the growth and legitimization of  the ME/CFS field. It's hard  and more than a little depressing Read more [...]