Many people will experience extended periods of fatigue during the course of their lives. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), however, involve more than just chronic tiredness and can strike both children and adults. In order to be diagnosed, a patient must meet all seven strict criteria (fatigue, post-exertional malaise, fatigue or pain, sleep dysfunction, pain, neurological/cognitive problems and two of the following: autonomic manifestations, neuroendocrine manifestations and immune manifestations). It is estimated that 2.5 to 5 per… Read more »

One in 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). You’ve probably heard that statistic before. And if you think that autism isn’t your problem because you don’t have an autistic child you’re wrong. A Harvard study estimated that the societal cost of taking care of an autistic person over the course of his lifetime is at least $3.2 million per person. And that was back in 2006. Of course, how can we even think of… Read more »