CFIDS Association’s WebMD Project Puts Spotlight on
More than 80% of the 800,000
suffering from CFIDS are unaware of what is causing their puzzling symptoms and
declining health and function.
WebMD, the recognized leader among health care websites,
receives an astounding 22 million visits, and 24,000 CFS-related keyword
searches, from eHealth consumers every month. Thanks to a generous foundation
grant, as well as support from an individual donor, the Association launched an
educational campaign aimed at harnessing some of WebMD’s “reach” to promote
understanding and improve recognition of CFIDS.
Since January 10, four compelling CFIDS informational ads have
encouraged over 3,500 WebMD visitors to learn more about CFIDS by participating
in a health assessment housed on the Association’s website. Through a series of
questions, this clinically derived interactive Do I Have CFIDS? tool will
help users determine whether CFIDS may be the cause of their symptoms and
prompt an informed conversation with their health care provider. To view the
CFIDS Assessment, visit
Note: This questionnaire is provided only as a source of
information to visitors about the symptom patterns and exclusions that can lead
a health care provider to make a diagnosis of CFIDS.