By Michelle Miller, February 23, 2011, CBSNews:
NEW YORK - Four times a day, for the last 16 years, Maria Brant takes an assortment of supplements and medications to combat the symptoms of exhaustion, lack of concentration and muscle aches.
She has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a disease often dismissed and misunderstood by some medical professionals, even one of her own doctors, reports CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller.
"He said, 'lots of women are tired,'" Brant said. "I knew that I was different."
For Brant and as many as 4 million Americans afflicted with CFS , today science offers tangible proof that they have a disease.
"This study says there is a physical root cause or effect to this disease," said Dr. Steven Schutzer, with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a study author. Read more>>