Good Morning America (GMA)
Laura Hillenbrand, CFIDS patient and
author of best-selling novel "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," was interviewed
in an Aug. 29 segment on GMA. The program focused on her struggle with CFIDS.
Viewers were referred to the show's Web site, which contained a link to
"Charlotte Talks," a one-hour talk show on National Public
Radio's Charlotte, N.C. affiliate station, featured CFIDS on Aug. 21. CFIDS
Association President & CEO Kim Kenney, Dr. Charles Lapp and patient Kathryn
Schwille discussed the illness and its effects.
In a Sept. 18 article in Woman's Day,
Dr. Donna Dean, former co-chair of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Coordinating
Committee, pointed out that CFIDS is not the same as chronic fatigue. "This
fatigue can easily become incapacitating, confining about 25% of patients to
their homes," said Dr. Dean.
Pediatric Study Covered
The Aug. 26 issue of the Chicago
Tribune contains a short article on Dr. David Bell's 13-year follow-up
study of children with CFIDS. The study, published in the journal
Pediatrics, has been covered in several other publications, due in part
to a news release from The CFIDS Association.
Dr. Rob Danoff used his July 24 health column in
the Bucks County Courier Times to address CFIDS. He emphasized its
debilitating symptoms and interviewed an infectious disease specialist about
diagnosis and treatment.
The Stamford Advocate in Stamford, Conn.
ran a feature on CFIDS on Aug. 7 that presented 28-year-old Karyn Bennitt's
experience. The article has been reprinted in other newspapers, including
The Boston Globe. The Fredericksburg, Va., Free Lance-Star
Sept. 2 issue profiles Cameron Williams, a 16-year-old boy who has been coping
with CFIDS for two and a half years.
Medical Coverage Increases
Thanks in part to aggressive promotion
by The CFIDS Association, articles on the illness have been appearing in more
medical publications of late - including American Medical News (July
23), which reaches more than 200,000 physicians, OB/GYN News (July 15)
and Internal Medicine News (Aug.1).