|I'm a science reporter, health-book author, and a former editor at Philadelphia magazine and TV Guide. For eight years I wrote a health column for PBS's Applause magazine and taught journalism at Temple University for a decade. I have a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
In 1994, I first wrote about CFS in an investigative article on the experimental AIDS and CFS drug Ampligen in "The AIDS Drug No One Can Have" for Philadelphia magazine. Not much has changed in the 16 years since: There are still no approved drugs and no effective treatments for a serious illness that few clinicians and government agencies take seriously. Five of the CFS patients whom I interviewed in 1994 have since died of the disease, including one of my best friends.
Due to the disinterest of most of the mainstream press in comprehensive CFS coverage, I've begun this blog. Investigative reporting takes time and money. If you like the content, consider donating to CFS Central. Every little bit helps this in-depth coverage continue.