Sunday, October 10, 2010

Walking on the sad side of medicine

October 8, 2010: By Llewellyn King, White House Chronicle:

"I’ve been walking on the sad side. My mailbox is jammed with dozens of heartrending e-mails from sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS); a terrible disease that is little understood, little researched and hard to diagnose.

The disease largely disables the immune system; and leads to joint and muscle pain, cognitive dissonance, memory loss, dysphasia and problems with simple math. Sufferers are often confined to bed for months, functioning at a substantially reduced capacity, where the simplest tasks become monumental.

“Washington didn’t so much forget – they were never told. The CDC swept it under the carpet ..."

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