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report on coverage of CFIDS in the mainstream media
The Aug. 11
edition included an article on best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand and her
battle with a crippling case of CFIDS. The article discusses how Hillenbrand
struggled to be diagnosed, includes quotes from Association President & CEO
Kim Kenney and contains a sidebar that lists facts about CFIDS and the
Associationís Web site. People has a readership of more than 36 million.
Hispanic community educated.
magazine, a monthly insert in Sunday newspapers in cities with large
Hispanic communities, published an article on CFIDS in its September issue. The
article gives a comprehensive overview of the illness including prevalence and
diagnosis. It also highlights a few common misconceptions about CFIDS.
Medicine, a magazine that offers the latest news and research updates in
the fields of complementary medicine and alternative therapies, featured an
article on CFIDS in its October issue. The article profiles person with CFIDS
(PWC) Carol Sieverling and suggests several complementary treatments for the
illness including supplements and herbs, relaxation strategies, bodywork and
Author Cara Nissman of
The Boston Herald profiled several people with CFIDS in the Sept. 7
issue of the newspaper. The article discusses the challenges adolescents face as
a PWCs and lists symptoms needed for a proper diagnosis of CFIDS. The CFIDS
Association worked with the author, resulting in
www.cfids.org being listed as a source for
readers as well as a mention about Lobby Day.
The Aug. 4 edition
featured an article detailing Laura Hillenbrandís 16-year battle with CFIDS. The
articleís author quotes several CFIDS experts, including Dr. Eleanor Hanna from
the National Institues of Health (NIH) and Nancy Klimas from the University of
Miami, and discusses how researchers are still working to solve the mystery of
the debilitating illness.
Des Moines local profiled.
The Aug. 18
edition of the Des Moines Register published an article profiling
27-year-old PWC Jacob Parsons. The article gives a thorough overview of the
illness and details the difficulty in diagnosing CFIDS.
CFIDS on CNN.
CFIDS was featured on the
Aug. 9 edition of CNNís Saturday Morning News, a weekend news program that
provides an in-depth look at the most prominent news of the week. The call-in
segment featured an interactive conversation with several medical experts to
help answer viewer questions about CFIDS.
The Aug. 12 edition of The
Wichita Eagle featured an article on how Wichita residents are helping the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study CFIDS. About 250
Sedgwick County residents, half of whom have CFIDS, have participated in the
study that originated in 1997. The article reports the most recent study of
those individuals will assess whether gene profiles, sleep characteristics,
stress history or other measurable factors contribute to CFIDS.
Symposia feature update.
February, the Association released a camera-ready article to local newspapers
across the United States through the North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS). The
article, based on three research symposia held in 2000 and 2001 and sponsored by
the Association, highlights consensus conclusions reached by researchers and
scientists on problems that play a role in CFIDS. So far, it has generated
coverage in more than 212 newspapers in 15 different states with a readership of
more than 4.5 million.