Category Archives: Medical Advocacy

A Bumpy Road Or A Seismic Cataclysm That Has Tainted CFS Science And The CFS Community — We Need To Get To The Bottom Of It

A Bumpy Road Or A  Seismic Cataclysm That Has Tainted CFS Science And The CFS Community — We Need To Get To The Bottom Of It By John Herd January 28, 2012 In the perfect world science should be pure. … Continue reading

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The Heat Of Medical Politics

The Heat Of Medical Politics By John Herd 6/23/2011 Author’s note: Having worked in an allied medical research career working with researchers, clinicians and hospital administrators I’ve seen a great deal of medical politics at play. It is from those observations garnered … Continue reading

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Stepping Into Another’s Shoes

Stepping Into Another’s Shoes By John Herd 5/25/2011 Imagine for a moment you are not a CFS patient, and you’re not tuned in to Co-Cure, the various CFS related discussion forums or Facebook pages. Imagine yourself maybe being a doctor … Continue reading

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Herdism For The Day

Herdism For The Day When Stephen Hawking was asked about the joys of scientific discovery he said, “I wouldn’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.” Apparently he wasn’t talking about when you are screwed by poorly conducted science. … Continue reading

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Where The Dragon Lurks

Where The Dragon Lurks By John Herd Usually, I prefer to keep my private life private. However, in this case, I feel I must make an exception. What I share I have never disclosed publicly. The medical research politics now taking place make it impossible for me to … Continue reading

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Donating to the Whittemore Peterson Institute

Donating to the Whittemore Peterson Institute — every dollar donated is a dollar donated to helping all of us By John Herd Given the number of pieces I’ve written about contributing funds to the Whittemore Peterson Institute, I don’t mean to … Continue reading

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Science Is The One And Only Path Out Of What You Are Feeling Today

By John Herd Scientific advancement  in physics often requires thinking beyond the confines of what seems concrete, often beyond the imagination. In Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) advocacy and in being a CFS patient we get caught up in the minutia … Continue reading

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