AMA Validates Messages of Awareness Campaign
Advocacy Alert: 11/20/2006
News of the Nov. 3 press conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and CFIDS Association of America has reached the prestigious and influential American Medical Association (AMA). Just a few hours ago, this report was posted to the AMA's web site and will be published in the Nov. 27 edition of American Medical News, "the newspaper for America's physicians."
Writer Susan Landers' headline, "Campaign puts a spotlight on chronic fatigue syndrome," calls attention to the CDC's efforts to raise "the profile of chronic fatigue syndrome, a puzzling condition that often evades medicine's traditional diagnose-and-treat radar." She quotes CDC director Dr. Julie Gerberding as saying, "Now the message is that this is a real illness that needs real medical care." Landers continues, "thousands of research studies provide abundant evidence that CFS is a physiological illness, not a form of depression or hypochondriasis, according to the agency." Read the publicly available news clip at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2006/11/27/hlsb1127.htm
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