CDC Guidance on Lyme Rash Challenged.

Advocates say contested information biases research and increases misdiagnoses Advocates for Lyme disease patients have filed an “information quality request for correction” complaint that challenges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) position on how frequently the bull’s-eye erythema migrans (EM) rash occurs in patients with Lyme disease. The contested information includes statements in […]

How to Detox Each Organ & Never Get Sick or Tired Again

Chronic diseases like cancer, autoimmune diseases and other conditions were once a domain of the old and were very rare. That is not the case any longer. More people, including the young are developing these serious diseases. Research shows that these illnesses are increasingly being caused by too much exposure to the toxins in the […]

Finding the Right Doctor to Treat Fibromyalgia

By Lana Barhum, Columnist Numerous studies show patients have better health outcomes when they have a doctor they trust and who listens to their health concerns.  Further, patients who trust their doctor are more likely listen to their advice and be compliant with treatment. According to a 2014 breakdown of 13 clinical studies, a good […]

The Myth of the Opioid Addicted Chronic Pain Patient

By Roger Chriss, Columnist Prescription opioid use for chronic pain does not usually lead to addiction or to the use of illicit opioids such as heroin. But media reports often say otherwise. “Opioids can be so addictive that many people develop a desperate need for them even after the pain has subsided, or disappeared. So […]

Studies Warn of Pregabalin Deaths

By Pat Anson, Editor Two new studies – one in Canada and one in Australia – should give pause to patients who use opioids and pregabalin (Lyrica), an anticonvulsant medication increasingly prescribed for fibromyalgia, neuropathy and other chronic pain conditions. Both studies found a number of overdose deaths that involve – but were not necessarily […]

Drug epidemic ensnares 25-year-old pill for nerve pain

by Matthew Perrone photo shows bottles of gabapentin at Daniel’s Pharmacy in San Francisco. The 25-year-old non-opioid pain drug is one of the most prescribed medications in the U.S., ranking ninth over 2017, according to prescription tracker GoodRx. Researchers attribute the recent surge to tighter restrictions on opioids, which have left doctors searching for alternatives […]

Surgical mesh implants may cause autoimmune disorders

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Surgical mesh implants, often used for hernia or gynecological repair, may be the reason so many patients report symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, according to a University of Alberta rheumatologist. “In my practice, I studied 40 patients who had mesh implants and found that almost all of them had symptoms such […]

Lady Gaga’s quotes about fibromyalgia show how the condition was misunderstood in reality

One of my favorite celebrity evolutions I have seen over the years has been the change from Lady Gaga from pop icon to nude artist. Although I’m   here   for the musician at any time in his career, there’s something really beautiful about the reality that this star has been serving us for the past year. Then, when Lady Gaga […]

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