Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Discussion of a baffling and often misrepresented condition affecting up to 2.5 million Americans. Topics include the signs and symptoms, possible causes, research history and contemporary efforts to control it. Guests: Family Physician Scott Doughty, CFS patient and activist Kelly Parks, and Mining Journal Staff Writer Christie Bleck. (this episode was postponed from February)

MARQUETTE, MI--   Peter White Public Library is hosting a film about one of the most misunderstood diseases in the world: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or CFS. 

“Unrest” film coordinator and CFS sufferer, Kelly Parks, says it’s a neuro-immune disease whose symptoms include profound fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, sleep abnormalities, and pain. It causes dysfunction of the immune, nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine and energy metabolism systems.