- Brave Hearts By Jody Jaffe Like the subjects she writes about, Seabiscuit author and Bethesda native Laura Hillenbrand has triumphed over incredible hardships. Bethesda Magazine, March/April 2006 issue.
- Tired to the Max-And Then Some, by Linda Searing, HealthScoutNews, 3/16/03. The article is centered on finding a new name that reflects the scope of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
- Betting on Seabiscuit, by Larry Katzenstein, The Smithsonian, 12/02. The article reports on current CFIDS research, profiles Laura Hillenbrand and her personal experience with the illness and includes comments from Association President and CEO Kim Kenney.
- The Infinite Mind, a National Public Radio station, produced a segment on CFIDS 10/9/02. Dr. Goodwin, the show's host, focuses on research that indicates CFIDS is a brain disorder.
- The Thin, Successful Woman's Disease, by Judith Warner, Elle Magazine, 8/02. The article suggests the cause of 'invisible illnesses' such as CFIDS and FM is really psychological and anxiety-based.
- Facing Goliath, by Kate Gerringer, Association Management, 7/02. The Q&A article chronicles how Kenney's personal commitment and a dedicated staff have contributed to the Association remaining true to its mission-to find a cure for CFIDS.
- The Health and Lifestyle section of former talk show host - turned magazine editor Rosie O'Donnell's Web site now contains an article on CFIDS. The article gives a general overview of CFIDS, highlighting how much the public is misinformed about the illness. Article no longer available
- General Mills, a well known Fortune 500 company, has included an article released by The CFIDS Association through the North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) on its Web site for Yoplait yogurt.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome more than being tired, by Eleni Berger, CNN.com, 12/25/01. Article includes information from a survey of medical professionals conducted by The CFIDS Association of America. Berger points out that the illness is severe, poorly understood and difficult to diagnose.
- Chasing the Elusive Disease of CFIDS, by Jonathan Bassett, ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants, 12/03/01. Article gives a positive overview of CFIDS and states that physical therapy is not a cure and all patients do not benefit from it.
- Chronic Fatigue Is Very Disabling, Doctors Say, by Michael Smith, MD, WebMD Medical News, 11/20/01. Article is based on findings from a survey of medical professionals conducted by The CFIDS Association of America. WebMD is a popular health care information web site for consumers and medical professionals.
- Red tape gums up trip down aisle, by Douglas Montero, New York Post, 6/4/01. Montero describes PWC Howard Bloom's attempt to get a marriage license despite being homebound with CFIDS. Bloom, a New Yorker who started a firm that has shaped the careers of music stars, gained media attention when he finally persuaded the Manhattan City Clerk's office to waive its rule that couples seeking to marry must apply for their license in person. Click here to order this article for $2.50 from the New York Post's archives. You will need to enter in "chronic fatigue" as the search term.
- Ask CNN segment, 5/31/01. On May 31, CNN featured CFIDS on its morning "Ask CNN" segment. Reporter Rhonda Rowland called the illness "debilitating and complex" and emphasized that only symptomatic
treatment is currently available. NOTE: The video clip of this segment is no longer available through CNN's Web site. For a copy of the transcript, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chronic disease could be cause of continual tiredness, Susan Coburn, The Detroit News, 5/23/01. Coburn explains how CFIDS is different than just run-of-the-mill fatigue. She also points readers towards The CFIDS Association of America's revised web site as a source of information.
remedies from snake oil, by Claudia Dreifus, The New York Times, 4/3/01.The article is an interview with Dr. Stephen Straus, a former CFIDS researcher at NIH who is now director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Dr. Straus was quoted as saying, "Individuals who have [CFS] for many years lose hope. They then take on a series of maladaptive behaviors which sustain their illness because they become so focused and so
phobic." *If you have not already registered for The New York Times online, you will have to do so to access the article (registration is free).
- A with Dr. Dean Edell, 3/8/01. Dr. Dean Edell, a physician who appears on radio, television and the internet, has again expressed his incorrect opinion that chronic fatigue syndrome is "all in the head." He states in his March 8 internet column that he is fairly suspicious that CFIDS is a "psychosomatic illness.
- CFIDS mentioned on the Today
Show, 1/31/01. Dr. Karen Sarpolis, a physician who manages two women's health pages on the Internet, was interviewed by Katie Couric about causes of fatigue.
- Elusive disorders: fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, by Joanne Kabak, drkoop.com Health News, 11/30/2000. Article devotes a section to each illness, including mini fact sheets and resource links. The CFS section features interviews with Kim Kenney, President & CEO of the CFIDS Association of America, and information on a Georgetown University study on the effectiveness of NADH (Enada) as a treatment for CFS.
- Focus on the Family radio program, 10/16-18/2000. The nationally syndicated Christian radio program heard on close to 3,000 stations across the nation featured discussions on CFIDS. The three day program featured three CFIDS patients, including Association member Linda McCulloch. *You
will need to go to the search function and enter "chronic fatigue syndrome."
- Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired, by Jennifer Thomas, HealthSCOUT, 4/29/2000. Researchers explore theories behind chronic fatigue syndrome. Click
here to access the HealthSCOUT home page. Go to the search function and enter in "chronic fatigue syndrome."
- Lifetime Live Cable Television Network, 4/2000. This broadcast segment on CFIDS features Jane Stockman, a patient from New Jersey, and Dr. Richard Podell of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Association's President & CEO, Kim Kenney, was the show's in-studio
- Real Life with a Phantom Disease: More Sufferers Don't Mean More Answers about Chronic Fatigue, by Kathleen Facklemann, USA Today, 1/13/2000. Facklemann builds a compelling case for why CFIDS should not be trivialized. Click here to order this article for $1.50 from USA TODAY's archives. You will need to enter in "chronic fatigue syndrome" as the search term.