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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Challenges in Primary Care (Continuing Education Activity)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS) is a complex disorder characterized by overwhelming fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Because the cause, or causes, of CFS/CFIDS have not been identified and no specific diagnostic tests are available, diagnosis and management of CFS can be challenging to healthcare providers and patients alike.

As part of an HHS strategy to address CFS/CFIDS, HRSA has agreed to disseminate information about a free continuing education activity for healthcare providers entitled “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Challenges in Primary Care”.  Please consider sharing this information among your staff and clinical networks in support of the Department-wide strategy.

The course was developed in conjunction with the CDC and is being hosted by Medscape, an accredited CME/CE/CPE education provider. This video roundtable features expert faculty and focuses on diagnosis and management of chronic fatigue syndrome for all healthcare providers with an emphasis on primary care. The training is available at

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