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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – NIAID

NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. For more than 60 years, NIAID research has led to new therapies, vaccines, diagnostic tests, and other technologies that have improved the health of millions of people in the United States and around the world.

Review Date: July 20, 2011

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Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. Founded in 1948, the Arthritis Foundation has multiple service points located throughout the country. The Arthritis Foundation is the largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, funding more than $380 million in research grants since 1948. The foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Review Date: January 11, 2012

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CFIDS Association of America

The CFIDS Association of America is the largest and most active charitable organization dedicated to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS). Since 1987, the Association has invested more than $29.5 million in initiatives to bring an end to the pain, disability and suffering caused by CFS. The CFIDS Association offers information and resources to patients, family members, caregivers, support groups, media professionals the general public and health care professionals. The Association focuses its resources on research, policy and communications that will advance understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of CFS.

Review Date: March 30, 2012

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Fibromyalgia Network

Fibromyalgia Network is a full-service self-help organization which provides information for patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). A membership with Fibromyalgia Network includes a quarterly FMS/CFS Health Journal with the latest information based on interviews with the experts, reviews of research conferences, and medical journal reports. The Fibromyalgia Network Health Journal also contains self-help articles based on the patient surveys and is reviewed for accuracy by the experts.

Review Date: April 29, 2011

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The National CFIDS Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 1997 by two 14 year CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome) advocates, the goals of the Foundation are to help fund medical research to find a cause, expedite treatments and eventually a cure for this devastating disease. The NCF also strives to provide information, education, and support to those people who have CFIDS (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and many other names)-- as well as related illnesses such as Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS).

Review Date: October 13, 2011

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