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Erica Verrillo

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Erica F. Verrillo was completing her doctorate in Speech Communication before falling ill with CFS in 1992. She is the co-author, with Lauren Gellman, of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Treatment Guide, 1st Edition (St. Martin's). She is also the author of three middle reader fantasies, Elissa's... Full Bio
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Making Sense of the IOM Controversy by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Erica Verrillo Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to entrust the new definition of ME and CFS to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has generated a firestorm ... Read on »
The domino effect by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Below is "Summary of the HHS IOM Contract Situation" written by Wildaisy Fl. Feel free to re-post. The CDC, HHS and Kathleen Sebelius have been hiding an epidemic i ... Read on »
Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome This article was originally published on  ProHealth . By Erica Verrillo Found abundantly in leafy greens, fish, nuts, seeds,and dried fruits, magnesium is the un ... Read on »
What Really Killed Paul Hancock? by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome On October 8th, a 53-year old man diagnosed with CFS was found dead in his home. The coroner's ruling was "natural causes." Whenever I read an article like this (se ... Read on »
180,000 Australians with ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Kathy Sinnott and daughter Miriam, age 24. This article appeared in the  Herald Sun  (Australia).  THERE is the physical and mental pain, and it hurts. There i ... Read on »
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Feel Increasingly Isolated  by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Source:  Female First , 20 September 2013 By Taryn Davies Sufferers of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) are feeling increasingly isolated due to their family and ... Read on »
Misconceptions about the Physicians' Letter and the IOM Contract by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Note: The petition in support of the Physicians' Letter to HHS is  HERE . The petition in support of adopting the CCC is  HERE . Instructions for writing your represent ... Read on »
Clearing the Air, or Breaking Wind? A Comment on Suzanne Vernon by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Note: You can sign the petition in support of the doctors' letter  HERE . You can sign the petition to support adoption of the CCC  HERE . Yesterday, Suzanne Vernon ... Read on »
Vote for May 12th Awareness - Help Them Win $100,000 for ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Source:  Phoenix Rising , October 2, 2013, by Firestormm It will cost you nothing more than an online vote to help see the National ME/FM Action Network enter the s ... Read on »
Actress Martine McCutcheon's 7-year Battle With ME/CFS by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome British actress/singer Martine McCutcheon, star of Love, Actually, reveals that her long battle with ME/CFS and depression has put an end to her career and driven her i ... Read on »
Frequently asked questions about the iom and the proposed change of case definition by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome As patients, we all have a number of questions about the September 23  letter  from the ME/CFS experts to Secretary Sebelius. We also have questions about HHS’  announc ... Read on »
Why the IOM Contract Is So Dangerous by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome If you have been following the ME/CFS news lately, you may be wondering what all this IOM fuss is about. Why is everyone so upset about yet another government initiativ ... Read on »
For Everyone Out There Who is Hopelessly Confused By The Events of the Past Few Weeks, Mary... by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In case you are suffering from acronym overload (CPET, PEM, CDC, IOM, CFSAC, HHS) this excellent blog post written by Mary Schweitzer, a veteran ME/CFSer and patient ad ... Read on »
"Our ME/CFS Experts Have Spoken on the Case Definition" by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome By Mary Dimmock On September 23, 2013, HHS announced that it has entered into a contract with the Institute of Medicine to begin work to develop “clinical diagnostic ... Read on »
ME/CFS PHYSICIANS REJECT IOM CONTRACT, DEMAND IMMEDIATE ADOPTION OF CANADIAN CONSENSUS CRITERIA by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome The following letter represents a milestone in the ongoing struggle to define ME/CFS. Although the 2003  Canadian Consensus Criteria  (CCC) have been endorsed by ME/CFS ... Read on »
Foremost Virus Hunter Finds Biomarkers, Few Viruses in Big Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reprinted with kind permission of  Simmaron Research . By Cort Johnson,  Simmaron Rising , September 11, 2013 A Surprise Presentation You don’t usually get ... Read on »
Getting It Wrong - Again: Britain Gives Massive Funding to More PACE-Like Studies by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Reprinted with kind permission from  Invest in ME . On 16 September 2013 Bristol University issued a press release [1] which announced a grant of £1.2 million for C ... Read on »
HHS undermining years of scientific research with iom contract by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome September 17 ME Advocacy Action: Urgent! By Mary Dimmock Tell HHS to Stop the New IOM Contract. Tell HHS Not to Redefine ME/CFS! Despite the strong outpour ... Read on »
The UK Rituximab Trial for ME by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome B-cell Targeted by Rituximab Source:  MEActionUK , August 2, 2013 By Professor Malcolm Hooper and Margaret Williams The charity Invest in ME has provided a truly ... Read on »
Tom Hennessy, in memoriam by Erica Verrillo Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome First published on  ProHealth  as Noted Activist Tom Hennessy Passes Away After 25-Year Battle With ME On Monday, September 9, 2013, Thomas Michael Hennessy, Jr. pa ... Read on »