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WebMD updates "The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"

Discussion in 'General Advocacy Discussions' started by Webdog, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    An existing WebMD article on ME/CFS titled "The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" had misquoted the IOM report. I set out to change that, and this week the effort paid off.

    The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    https://www.webmd.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/features/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-about

    Until this week, the article said (bolding mine):
    But this is not what the IOM report states. After an exchange of emails, WebMD agreed to change their article, removing the term "tiredness" and changing the wording to more closely match the IOM report. It now reads:
    Some might consider the difference trivial. But I felt it important that WebMD properly cite the IOM report. Doctors read this stuff, after all.
     
    Cheesus, TiredSam, ahimsa and 68 others like this.
  2. Peter Trewhitt

    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you @Webdog; one tiny step at a time. But enough tiny steps together result in significant change.
     
  3. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you @Webdog, for your initiative, and perseverance, in being a ME Word Warrior!
     
  4. Medfeb

    Medfeb Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you for getting this updated, @Webdog. The difference is significant and needed to change the "tiredness" narrative
     
  5. Daisymay

    Daisymay Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It's not trivial, you're right it is important, thanks very much for all your work x
     
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    dangermouse Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  7. Joh

    Joh Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Thank you! :)
     
  8. Michiel Tack

    Michiel Tack Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Well done @Webdog !
    Second that!
     
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