Redefining chronic fatigue with better diagnosis, new name

February 11, 2015 2:51 AM

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The Institute of Medicine on Tuesday called on doctors to do a better job diagnosing an illness that may affect up to 2.5 million Americans, chronic fatigue syndrome, and it set five main symptoms as the criteria.

WASHINGTON — Doctors are getting a new way to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome — and influential government advisers say it’s time to replace that hated name, too, to show it’s a real and debilitating disease.

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