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Advocacy

Advocate Extraordinaires Pat Fero, Mary Schweitzer, Rik Carlson, Steve DuPre, Karen Campbell, Meghan Shannon and Patricia Blankenship have participated by preparing a report for the Obama-Binden transition team.  They have worked with a national committee discussing health care issues by providing input on what we need for CFS/ME patients and their familites to have quality of life.

Click here: http://www.vtcfids.org/obama_biden_report.html

 

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. 's Advocacy

 to read Marly Silverman's blog - Agent for change and get involved!

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P.A.N.D.O.R.A. 's Grass Roots Initiatives

by Marly Silverman

 

I Need A Hero Project© Campaign

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

We are proud to say that due to the work of P.A.N.D.O.R.A. , 3 Florida congressmen: Rep Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Robert Wexler and Rep. Ron Klein signed on our behalf to the letters sent to the Dept of Health & Human Services, Secretary Leavitt to ensure the charter renewal of the CFSAC. Please send them a thank you letter today!

But our work is never done! Here is the contact web page for the 25 House Representatives in the State of Florida.

Once you are on their web site click in their Contact Page and send them an e-mail asking them to support:

1) P.A.N.D.O.RA.'s appropriation request for the Florida Neuroendocrineimmune Institute (FNI);

2) To encourage Dr. Zerhouni at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ensure that CFS/ME/CFIDS and other neuroendocrineimmune disorders are given appropriate funding for much needed research;

3) And participate and support our I NEED A HERO! Campaign for a congressional caucus.

SENATE

We also need to effectively create awareness and educate our U.S. Florida Senators as well about the quality of life issues of our community. 

Click here for Senator Mel Martinez

Click here for Senator Bill Nelson

Once you are on their web site click in their Contact Page and send them an e-mail asking them to support:

1) P.A.N.D.O.RA.'s appropriation request for the Florida Neuroendocrineimmune Institute (FNI);

2) To encourage Dr. Zerhouni at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to ensure that CFS/ME/CFIDS and other neuroendocrineimmune disorders are given appropriate funding for much needed research;

3) And participate and support our I NEED A HERO! Campaign for a congressional caucus.

Do you know that there are 25 representatives in the House from Florida? There are 435 voting representatives in the House of Congress. We have an enourmous task in our hands. For this reason and many more we need to engage you and become an agent for change. The same needs to be repeated across the nation.

P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'s will attend the 2-day CFS Advisory Committee meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services on October 28-29, where we can see in action Rebecca Artman, the sole patient advocate in this distinguished committee representing our patient community so well!

Empty Chair Project

P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'s will attend the 2-day CFS Advisory Committee meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services on October 28-29, where we can see in action Rebecca Artman, the sole patient advocate in this distinguished committee representing our patient community so well!

The Empty Chair Project - During my testimony and P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'s testimony to the CFS Advisory Committee, I bring pictures of CFS patients from just about every state in the U.S and I explain what the Empty Chair Project is and what it means to our community. Several other CFS organizations are our partners in this project and they include: the Vermont CFIDS Association, The New Jersey CFS Association, H.O.P.E., The involvement with this project. 

I also remind them that we will bring the Empty Chair project to every CFSAC meeting until they find ways to communicate with our nationwide community on how the CFSAC is making a difference in in the lives of CFS patients.

Disabled members of our community who can't afford or are not physically able to travel to Washington DC because they are too ill need to be aware of the work of this important committee.

Click here to read P.A.N.D.O.R.A.’s letter to DHHS to the attention of Secretary Leavitt and Dr. John Agwunobi, former Assistant Secretary of Health outlining our overall concerns.

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Florida

Ft. Lauderdale/Pompano Beach

THE FT. LAUDERDALE/POMPANO BEACH NEUROENDOCRINEIMMUNE DISORDERS EMPOWERMENT GROUP HAS A NEW MEETING PLACE!

WHERE: Center for Independent Living of  Broward

                  4800 North State Road 7 (441)

                  Suite 102

                  Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319

Click here to view web site

PHONE: 954-722-6400

TTY: 954-735-0963

FAX: 954-735-1958

WHEN: January 12th - The monthly meeting is still the 2nd Tuesday of each month.                                           

TIME: 1:30-2:30 meeting

           2:30-3:00 Q & A

FROM THE SOUTH: Take 95 North to West Commercial Boulevard.  At light go WEST to S.R.7 (441).  Take LEFT (south).  1/2 mile down on LEFT.  If you get to the light at Oakland Park Boulevard you have gone too far!

FROM THE NORTH: Take 95 South to West Commercial.  At light go West to S.R. 7 (441).  Take LEFT (south).  1/2 mile down on LEFT.  If you get to the traffic light at Oakland Park Boulevard you have gone too far!

ANY QUESTIONS? CONTACT: Norma Rossoff at 954-722-6400

 

Click here for the 2009 schedule for THE FORT LAUDERDALE/POMPANO BEACH NEUROENDOCRINEIMMUNE DISORDERS EMPOWERMENT GROUP

Pembroke Pines

Click here for the 2009 FMS/CFS Empowerment Group at Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines

Click here for the 2008 FMS/CFS Empowerment Group at Memorial Hospital West, Pembroke Pines

                                      

If you have further questions, please contact:

Antonette Tolentino, RPT at (954) 430-6880 x9824 or

Steven Kruger: email: skruger24@aol.com

Click here for more information:

Memorial Hospital West Rehabilitation Center

The Fort Lauderdale/Pompano Beach Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders Empowerment Group is also participating in the Don't Dump-Donate it to P.A.N.D.O.R.A! so When you come to the next Group meeting, please bring your old cell phones, ink cartridges or ink toners for a special fund raiser for P.A.N.D.O.R.A. Click here for the flyer that you can't take to your neighbors, friends and family listing the drop off locations.

Click here to go to the Empowerment Group Meetings page on our web site

Dade County

FibroCares:

Fibromyalgia & Other Chronic Pain Support Group

WHERE: Kendall area of Miami

WHEN: Last Tuesday of each month

TIME: 1:00-3:00

CONTACT: Shelley (Michelle) Slapion-Foote, PhD

PHONE: 305-271-1744

EMAIL: franknshelley418@bellsouth.net

Miami CFIDS Support Group

Contact:
1. Meeting Coordinator: Barbara Soliday at bsoliday@excite.com

Phone: 305 666 7262. They have an online group through yahoo.com. E-mail Barbara for complete information.

Central Florida

FIBROMYALGIA - Fibro Fix - Orlando

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Complete details:  Symptoms, Testing, Diagnosis, Treatment.  Meds,   over the counter meds & tricks & tips.  Works quickly.
Live pain free without pain pills, sleep, be strong, clever and happy. Free information & help listed below.

Click here to view Anne's web-site:  www.fibrofix.com   

Email Anne: annehillebrand@bellsouth.net  

Fibro Fix is on FACEBOOK, too!

Anne says, "I think we have found the best way for FibroFixers to learn, share info and keep in touch.   Easy to use, no login or password.  Is like a Guest Book, email, Message Board, etc.   If we get bothered by creeps, I can just block them.   Free to join, free to use.  You can share photos with your friends if you like."

 

Central FL CFS/FM/MCS Support Cyber group.

If you live in Central Florida and or would like to be part of an online group here is the information on the Central FL CFS/FM/MCS Support Cyber group. The moderator is Leslie Pallone, who is also a member of P.A.N.D.O.R.A. and a long time, experienced patient advocate.  She is also a mental health counselor who provides services to CFS/FM/MCS patients at a very special rate- lower rates than most co-payments.

Contact:Moderator - Leslie Pallone: Essie510@juno.com

Palm Beach County

Fibromyalgia Support Group of Boynton Beach

Location: The Pointe at Newport Place

             4773 N.W. 7th Court

                Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Meetings: The 1st & 3rd Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. A daytime luncheon on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm.

Our meetings: Guest speakers are invited to our monthly meetings to teach us how to treat fibromyalgia using professional methods.  Our meetings are casual and informal; discussions are held and support is given.  Our goal is to heal this syndrome, step by step, by removing the symptoms that effect and escalate the discomfort of fibromyalgia and regain our quality of life.

Directions: N.W. 7th Court is EAST off Congress Avenue - onto Hypoluxo & 0.8 of a mile is The Pointe at Newport Place.

Facilitator: Donna Boyer

Co-Facilitator: Lissa Ray

Contact Donna: dleeboyer6@yahoo.com

                          # 561-637-8346

Northern Palm Beach County

If you live in the Northern Palm Beach area and would like to be part of guaifenesin groupo, call Bonnie at 561-575-1978. The group’s vision is to provide ongoing support for individuals who want to try the guaifenesin treatment protocol devised by Dr. St. Armand.

New

Online Group

Dominie Bush, has a new online support group for individuals with neuroendocrineimmune disorders. It is titled Dominie's Support Group on Yahoo at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/dominie.  The facilitator is Christina. If you want to ask a question, get feedback from others with FMS/CFIDS, share information, or just vent about this illness, visit the site and click on JOIN THIS GROUP. 

NEW

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

FREE to join: Forums, articles, members & diaries
Check it out:

mdjuction.com/reflex-sympathetic-dystrophy

Questions & Info: Beth@Reliefix.com


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NEWSLETTERS

05.05.2008
JUST IN TIME FOR P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'s Awareness Month for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders celebrations, Yvette Taylor, a director of P.A.N.D.O.R.A. is honored by the Sun-Sentinel as one of the Unsung Heroes in the South Florida community.

02.02.2008
P.A.N.D.O.R.A.'S FIRST ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC GOLF FORE A CAUSE! SWING FORE A CURE!

01.15.2008
AN IMPORTANT E-MAIL ANNOUNCEMENT!
New York Times reporter asks his readers: IS FIBROMYALGIA REAL? This old myth surfaces once again and we need your voice more than ever!

01.12.2008
The 2008 AMERICA'S GIVING CHALLENGE
PARADE MAGAZINE & THE CASE FOUNDATION ARE DONATING $750,000 TO CHARITIES SELECTED BY COMMUNITY- MINDED INDIVIDUALS
 Join Marly & become an Agent for Change for our community

12.27.2007
Don't Let Chronic Pain Ruin Your Holiday Season
Sleep O Elusive Sleep
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM P.A.N.D.O.R.A

For a complete list or previous newsletters click here

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Research Trials for Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders

NEW!

Participate in the Fibromyalgia Wellness New NIH-Sponsored Online Project for Fibromyalgia to Begin June 1, 2009. It is a new experimental symptom reduction program for fibromyalgia sponsored by the National Institutes of Health will become available June 1st for a limited number of participants. “The Fibromyalgia Wellness Project” is a web-based intervention program that is part of a research study being directed by William Collinge, PhD, of Collinge and Associates, an independent research organization funded by NIH.

NEW!

Read about the latest Lyme Disease Guidelines from Dr. Joseph J. Burrascano, Jr., M.D., President of the East End Medical Associates, PC, East Hampton, New York.  Dr. Burrascano is also a board member of the International Lyme & Association Diseases Society.

ONGOING!

Participate in the: Lyme & Associated Dieases Registry which enables doctors to easily gather data about diagnosis & treatment of Lyme diease.  Data will be compiled & analyzed.

Contact: Colleen Nicholson

JCN4JC@aol.com or #561-286-7196

Click here: www.turnthecorner.org

ONGOING! University of Miami CFS-ME/GWS NIH Research Center

Good Day-Bad Day Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research

Study

A. Requirements: Participants must 

1. Have CFS 

2. Be between 18-65

3. Live in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties

Click here for complete information and requirements

NEW!

Dr. Nancy Klimas is now recruiting for a CFS/GWS research study!

Purpose of study:  To use a new method (called microarray) to find genetic markers that may be related to Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This will help us better identify and understand the likely causes of these illnesses. Click here for complete information.

NEW!

Fibromyalgia Clinical Trials

National Pain Research Institute, Winter Park, Florida
Joan Cutillo, LPH, CCRC
407-622-5766 extension 1420
Fax 561-372-0219

Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City
Lisa Shichijo, Clinical Research Coordinator
Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care
Phone 212-844-8533

Click here for information on additional locations throughout the country and in Canada, exclusions and requirements .

Source: Pro-Health FM Newsletter

NEW! Click here for The Nature & Management of Fatigue Study

This is an international, 12 month research study of fatigue in people living with a chronic illness who are aged 18 or over. The aim is to describe fatigue in chronic illness and how people manage their fatigue.

The Niagara Health Study at Brock University, Canada

Dr. Nancy Klimas is now recruiting for a CFS/GWS research

study!

Purpose of study:  To use a new method (called microarray) to find genetic markers that may be related to Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). This will help us better identify and understand the likely causes of these illnesses. Click here for complete information.

AFFTER - Advocates for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and Research, Inc. is conducting a research project. For complete information go to our Research Page.

Fibromyalgia (FM) research is being conducted in our back yard as well as in the state of Florida and at other U.S. locations.

Contact: Karen at 954-786-7331 or for additional information regarding the trial, please visit the FDA web site or click here and choose all 6 items displayed.

For a complete list of Research studies in Florida and beyond click here

ONGOING! Evaluation, Treatment, and Follow-up of Patients With Lyme Disease

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC), September 2008

CLICK: NCT00028080?term=Lyme+disease&rank;=1

 

Sponsored by: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Information provided by: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00028080
  Purpose

This study is designed to establish a population of patients with Lyme disease for evaluation, treatment and follow-up to learn more about the infection.

Patients with active Lyme disease may be eligible for this study.

Participants will have a medical history and physical examination and diagnostic evaluations as appropriate to their individual condition. Laboratory tests may include routing blood and urine tests, X-rays, or other imaging studies, body fluid or tissue cultures, skin biopsy and tests for allergic or immune responses. Treatment will include only medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration, given according to accepted dose schedules and ways of taking the medicines. All diagnostic tests and treatments will be according to standard medical practice for the disease. No experimental procedures will be offered under this protocol.

Patients will be followed as needed for evaluation and treatment of their condition. In general, they will be asked to return at the end of therapy, then 3, 6 and 12 months later, and then every 6 to 12 months. More frequent visits may be required or less frequent visits may be allowed, depending on the individual's condition.

Participants may be asked to undergo the following additional procedures for research purposes:

  • Extra blood draws to study Lyme disease and other inflammatory conditions. Blood will be drawn from arm veins. The total amount drawn during any 6-week period will not exceed 450 cc (30 tablespoons) for adults and 7 cc (1/2 tablespoon) per kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight for children under 18 years of age.
  • Leukapheresis to collect large numbers of white blood cells. Whole blood is collected through a needle in an arm vein, similar to donating blood. The blood circulates through a machine that separates it into its components, and the white cells are removed. The rest of the blood is returned to the body through the same needle. Only adults 18 years of age and older will be asked to undergo leukapheresis.

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Elsewhere In Our Worldwide Community

Click here to view European Society for ME Web site

and read about Biomedical Research that is greatly needed.

Ten leading scientists in Europe have formed a Think Tank for ME and will hold their first meeting on June 13, 2009. They want to initiate an effective research effort to find the secret behind the mystery disease that cripples an increasing number of lives.

Click here to view their Scientific Panel from all over the United Kingdom

Click here to view community outreach & special events

Click here to view Upcoming Conferences

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Meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory

Committee (CFSAC)

Click here to view CFSAC complete page

WHERE: Department of Health and Human Services; Room 800 Hubert H. Humphrey Building; 200 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20201.

SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hereby giving notice that the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC) will hold a meeting. The meeting will be open to the public.

DATES: October 29th-30th, 2009

TIME: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days

ADDRESS: Department of Health and Human Services; Room 800 Hubert H. Humphrey Building; 200 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20201.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wanda K. Jones, Dr. P.H.; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Women's Health); Department of Health and Human Services; 200 Independence Avenue, SW.; Hubert Humphrey Building Room 712E; Washington, DC 20201; (202) 690-7650.

Click here to view agenda for meeting

Click here to view what the CDC says about CFS

Click here for announcements posted on their web site.

Click here for Federal Register Announcement.

Click here for the CFSAC web site

This is a meeting that patients, family members and advocacy organizations in our community should attend. We all need to be part of the solution!

Click here for the comphehensive report on GWI by the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses

Click here for The Research Advisory Committee On Gulf War Illnesses upcoming Committee meeting in Washington, DC, in Room 230 of VA Headquarters, 810 Vermont, NW.  Click here for the meeting's preliminary agenda.

Committee meetings are open to the public and include time reserved for public comments.  A sign-up sheet for five-minute comments will be available at the meeting.  Members of the public who speak are invited to submit a 1-2 page summary of their comments at the time of the meeting for inclusion in the official meeting record. Individuals do not need to pre-register to attend or speak at the meeting.  However, because meetings are normally held at VA headquarters or facilities, all attendees will be required to check in and show valid ID at the security desk.

The Committee welcomes suggestions and information from veterans, physicians, scientists, and members of the general public regarding its mission.

VETERANS

From Senator Ron Klein: "The VA announced a complete list of private colleges and universities participating in the post 9-11 GI bill program.  You can find info for your state and the details of each of the school's terms of participation here":

Click here for GI Bill Information

Please feel free to pass this on to other Veterans.

 

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In The News

The Vermont CFIDS Association received wonderful press about the medical student scholarship that they have established through one of P.A.N.D.O.R.A. grants. Click here to see the video. Dr. Donald Swartz, from the Vermont Dept of Health spoke at this meeting and Dr. Kenneth Friedman presented the check to the University of Vermont for the medical student scholarship. P.A.N.D.O.R.A. is so proud to be part of this wonderful event.

Click here for the radio interview that Rik Carlso participated during May 12, 2009 Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders International Awareness Day.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PRO-HEALTH

Dear Friends -

Last week ProHealth and many of its employees were under mandatory evacuation due to the devastating wild fires in Santa Barbara. We are happy to report that ProHealth and all our employees are safe.

We are working to catch up on order processing and responding to your calls and emails - thank you for your patience. Also we are postponing our FM HealthWatch newsletter this week - so look for it next week, jam-packed with great information.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and are grateful for your concern and continued support.

On a final note we'd like to thank all the brave firefighters, law enforcement officers and relief workers who worked tirelessly to save our homes, pets and businesses.

ProHealth Team


ProHealth is located in the foothills very close to the historic mission (pictured here)


The wildfire at night



The fire burning out of control on a ridge above ProHealth



Our heroes

 

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Click here to read about Florida's new: United States Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

Phoenix Rising - Part 3 of Dr. Kenneth Friedman's interview. 

Click to read part I

Click to read part II

Click to read part III

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Wellness Directory

Need an CFS specialist, an Attorney, a Chiropractor physician, a Rheumatologist, a Neurologist or a Massage Therapist? We have them all listed for you. The list is expanding. Remember to read our disclaimer.

Latest additions: Dr. Albert Robbins and Social Security Disability Attorney David Goetz. Click here for the Wellness Directory

Disclaimer: The directory is provided as a convenience to the Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders community. The physicians, medical practitioners, therapists, medical vendors, providers, attorneys, businesses and other professionals listed on the directory were provided to P.A.N.D.O.R.A. by "word of mouth". Any information or listings in the directory should not be construed as an endorsement of any particular party, services or professionals by P.A.N.D.O.R.A.

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. Inc., is in no way responsible for the accuracy, professional standing and practices of these professionals AND HAS NOT verified the accuracy OF SUCH INFORMATION for the purpose of INCLUSION ON THE DIRECTORY. It is the patient's responsibility to verify their professional standings. The decision to use the services of those listed here are the sole responsibility of the user's list.

 

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Lean On Me - How to Cope

Karen D. Sacks, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C. , is one of our board members and serves in our Public Policy Committee. Karen is a nationally certified, licensed counselor, communications and life coach in practice for over 28 years. Her personal insight comes from the fact that she has fibromyalgia and suffers from migraine headaches. She knows first hand the myriad of feelings and challenges that come with pain, both emotionally and physically.

Karen is the creator of the "Tools for Life", a practical approach to take back control of your life. Visit her P.A.N.D.O.R.A. page and if you have a question about coping and empowerment,  family issues and needs guidance, Karen is the person to ask.

Disclaimer: The directory is provided as a convenience to the Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders community. The physicians, medical practitioners, therapists, medical vendors, providers, attorneys, businesses and other professionals listed on the directory were provided to P.A.N.D.O.R.A. by "word of mouth". Any information or listings in the directory should not be construed as an endorsement of any particular party, services or professionals by P.A.N.D.O.R.A.

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. Inc., is in no way responsible for the accuracy, professional standing and practices of these professionals AND HAS NOT verified the accuracy OF SUCH INFORMATION for the purpose of INCLUSION ON THE DIRECTORY. It is the patient's responsibility to verify their professional standings. The decision to use the services of those listed here are the sole responsibility of the user's list.

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Cort Johnson, founder of Phoenix Rising
 

Pat Fero, CFS Co-Op Project

Details coming soon.

In the meantime...Click here to read Pat Fero's interview by Cort Johnson

 

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Advocates Extraordinaire Spotlight

Loetta Vann attended the October CFS Advisory Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read her story

Current Advocate Extraordinaire Spotlight: Sandi Lanford, founder

The Lanford Foundation - Lifelyme, Inc. -  dedicated to create awareness for Lyme disease in Florida and beyond.

Previous Advocates Extraordinaire in the Spotlight: Clara Valverde, from Spain.

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Donation Highlights

Marly Silverman was ramdomly chosen to receive a $250 donation from the Case Foundation for her favorite charity - You guessed right - P.A.N.D.O.R.A.

This donation will be applied towards the upcoming walkathon - WALK IN MY SHOES™ on May 23, 2009 at C. B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines.


Make a tax-deductible donation today to P.A.N.D.O.R.A. Click here

 
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Support

Click on the icon below for complete information and to support DePaul University educational program for chronically ill students. P.A.N.D.O.R.A. provided a 5 year grant to this program in order to assist students with Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders with college expenses.

 

DePaul

 


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Ask PANDORA’S Doc

Lina Garcia, M.D. is a young physician who will be practicing medicine in the United States as soon as her  medical license is approved.  She is smart, dedicated and extremely diligent in her contacts with the public. Dr. Garcia has a great interest in specializing in Neuroendocrineimmune disorders like CFS, FM, Gulf War syndrome and related illnesses.  P.A.N.D.O.R.A. has embraced Dr. Garcia as part of our mentoring and educating young physicians so our community will have access to new talent, caring, knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated physicians.

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February 2009 Newsleter Editorial

The Art of Staying Connected, by Amanda Crowe, MA, MPH, reprinted with permission from the American Pain Foundation.

Don't Let Chronic Pain Ruin Your Holiday Season by Karen Sacks, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities Update by Albert F. Robbins, D.O., MSPH, FAAEM

Pursuing a Social Security Disability Claim: Finding Your Way Through the Legal Maze by David Goetz, Attorney At Law

Martin Pall Feature Article- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Illnesses: An Overall Mechanism

Jason Newfield - Focus on Disability Functional Capacity Testing

Robert Craig Is a Cut-Above With His 'Robert Craig Signature Haircare Line' - article by Marla Schwartz

Is a Name Change for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Horizon?

In English - CFS – An Invisible Illness

In Spanish - El síndrome de fatiga crónica, una enfermedad invisible y debilitante

In Portuguese - A Prevalência de Fibromialgia uma Revisão de Literatura

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Humor Corner

Click here for Yvette's humor corner

Click here to read "What's In A Name"

Click here to read "Who?  Me, Walk?"

Click here to read "Flu Shot.... Or Not?"

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