| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Paula Michal-Johnson asked me to focus on my breath as she placed her hands above my head. It was a simple task yet it posed its own challenge.
As I breathed in, the Bethlehem reiki teacher and practitioner asked me to direct my attention to my lower...
| Mar 22, 2010
Danielle Gayden of Oakland, Calif., had to stick her face in front of a fan for almost an hour to cool down. Second to her intolerance for heat was the anxiety, which caused her heart to beat 200 times a minute and sent her to the emergency room a dozen...
| Jul 27, 2010
Good news is rare for sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome, so when a team of researchers reported last fall that the mysterious condition was associated with a retrovirus, it made a splash.
The paper, published in the prestigious journal Science,...
| Dec 23, 2011
A scientific paper embraced by many chronic fatigue syndrome patients as a ray of hope has been retracted after a tumultuous year that included allegations of data manipulation and felony charges involving stolen property against the study's lead...
| Nov 9, 2008
Dr. Kelly Boulden sees patients who feel tired and run down all the time.
Dianne Sterling felt that way for twenty years, then last year she was finally diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
She says she couldn't even read to her kids without...
| Dec 31, 2007
Two or three nights a week, a 29-year-old ex-Peace Corps volunteer named Shaw Talley rolls through the parking lots in his old Volvo wagon, offering help where he can. In spaces where others see a handful of battered RVs and vans, Talley sees lives...
| Oct 2, 2009
Mononucleosis, the curse of high school and college students, doesn't have to bring social and academic lives to a screeching halt, researchers say. Instead, the disease can be treated to shorten the duration of the illness and reduce the chance of...
| Oct 9, 2009
In what may prove to be the first major breakthrough in the fight against the mysterious and controversial disorder known as chronic fatigue syndrome, researchers reported Thursday that they had found traces of a virus in the vast majority of affected...
| May 27, 2010
Four years ago, after being bitten by a deer tick, Michelle Backes got treated immediately for Lyme disease. She thought she was safe until three months later, when her body started going numb. Then the onetime teacher from Lindstrom, Minn., turned to a...
| May 24, 2010
Suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome meant I was exhausted all the time. I felt like I had cotton candy where a brain should be.
Embarrassingly for a former English major, I lost words, even simple ones. "You know, those things! They go on feet!" I'...
| Oct 28, 2009
Stress is viewed as a psychological problem, but its physical effects are very real. What we perceive as a stressor, whether physical, emotional or mental, poses a threat to homeostasis, or our well-being.
Pressure, anxiety and worry are emotional states...