How to Take a Holistic Approach to Health
So much of American medicine focuses on treating the illness, rather than the whole person. Oftentimes, it seems easier to throw medicine at a cough or a cold, without exploring further to make sure the cough isn't a result of a chronic post-nasal drip because of allergy or sinus issues. If you're tired of treating symptoms to make a condition better, rather than treating the condition as part of your whole body, you're not alone. The latest data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) shows 4 of 10 adults and 1 in nine children are using some form of complementary medicine. This is not t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distinguishing SLE and Fibromyalgia by Complement ActivationDistinguishing SLE and Fibromyalgia by Complement Activation
Read how testing for cell-bound complement activation products can help establish an accurate diagnosis for SLE. Lupus Science & Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Finding Answers, Part 1 -- I Was Just Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia, Yay... Wait... What?
"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the facts of the disease and the story of a woman who wouldn't take no for an answer. I've chronicled eight years of experience with Fibro including chronic pain, low energy, doctors, relationships and more, and hope to offer answers and support to those who seek them. Over 5 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Five million! That's about 1 in 50 Americans, and between 80 and 90 percent of those are women. This is my story of living with t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Magnesium
Dear JJ: I've been taking calcium for strong bones for years, but recently a friend recommended adding magnesium. Anther friend claimed magnesium helped relieve her migraines. Is there science to support those claims? Your friends are both right. Researchers in one study, appropriately called "Why all migraine patients should be treated with magnesium," argues about half of people with migraines have magnesium deficiencies. Ditto for strong bones. Calcium gets all the credit, but magnesium's the true mineral rock star. Calcium's claim to fame began when studies showed it could increase bone density, leaving doc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics Side Effects on the Mitochondria
Science is just beginning to understand how important your mitochondria are to warding off the diseases of aging. And, as usual, mainstream medicine is lagging way behind. Along with your telomeres, the cellular time keepers at the ends of your chromosomes, your mitochondria are another key component of the anti-aging equation. You see, these tiny organelles in your cells are the power plants that turn fuel into energy for your body. Healthy mitochondria keep you young and energetic.  Research shows that damaged mitochondria can lead to: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s d...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Source Type: news

Student, 19, suffers THREE-DAY hangovers every time she drinks after developing painful joint condition fibromyalgia
Shannon Birse, 19, from Hertfordshire, was diagnosed with the rare condition last year. The student at Royal Holloway University, Surrey, takes 30 tablets a day, which she skips for a night out. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revamped LDN site launched -- biggest patient-initiated drug discovery program in history
(MedInsight Research Institute) LDN information site revamped. LDN is the biggest patient-initiated drug discovery program in history. LDN research to date encompasses 14 clinical trials and 19 case reports/series, including diseases such as Crohn's, Parkinson's, MS, fibromyalgia and HIV. The number of LDN users worldwide has now reached 300,000 and this has been achieved without any commercial sponsorship. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Torque and muscle activation impairment along with insulin resistance are associated with falls in women with fibromyalgia - GÓes SM, Stefanello JM, Homann D, Lodovico A, Hubley-Kozey CL, Rodacki AL.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition associated with reduced muscle strength, which can lead to functional incapacity and higher risk of falls. PURPOSE: The study purpose was to compare maximal ankle joint torque, muscle activation and metaboli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Can “talking therapy” prevent chronic pain taking hold?
We’re all too aware of the devastating impact chronic pain has on people’s lives. Chronic pain is the most common symptom of fibromyalgia, a condition which affects around 1 in every 25 people. Yet we still understand relatively little about its causes and how to help people suffering with it. We believe that needs to change, so we’re investing heavily in innovative research to build our understanding of what’s behind chronic pain and develop new, improved treatments with the potential to transform quality of life for millions of people. Just one of the many research studies we're funding in this ar...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 10, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Mitochondrial Function: The Other Half Of The Anti-Aging Story
Telomere science changed everything we knew about aging. But today, I want to talk to you about the other half of the anti-aging equation. Regular readers will already know by protecting your telomeres, you can slow — and even reverse — the aging process. You see, your telomeres are like little countdown clocks that protect the DNA in your cells. They shorten with each cell division. And the shorter they get the faster you develop the signs of aging. So by protecting and nourishing them, you can literally turn back the years. I was one of the first doctors to put telomere science to the test. And for years, I&...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging mitochondria telomere Source Type: news

South Africa: The Invisible Illness - One Woman's Journey With Fibromyalgia
[The Journalist] From pastors and sangomas to homeopaths and medical doctors, Ntando Mbatha spent months searching for relief for her unexplainable and excruciating back pain. It took almost a year until she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia; a debilitating illness that is hard to diagnose, and almost impossible for friends and family to understand. Mbatha recalls her journey for answers to what she calls an 'invisible illness'. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IV Therapy “Cocktail” For a Cancer Patient
Today, I want to talk to you about my patient D.B. A key treatment I offer at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine turned her life around and boosted her chances of recovering from cancer. D.B had been a vivacious 47-year-old woman, who’d always led a healthy life. For years, she’d watched her diet carefully and exercised regularly. But then she was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. This is cancer of the inner lining of the uterus. When she came to my clinic, she’d already undergone a hysterectomy and chemotherapy. Unsurprisingly, she felt terrible. She was pale. She felt lethargic and she was ex...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 19, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Women's Health Cancer IV Therapy myers cocktail nutrients vitamins Source Type: news

Lyme: The Infectious Disease Equivalent of Cancer, Says Top Duke Oncologist
Last week, I mentioned the case of Dr. Neil Spector, whose long-undiagnosed Lyme Disease resulted in irreversible heart failure and ultimately, a heart transplant. Dr. Spector, author of Gone in a Heartbeat: A Physician's Search for True Healing, is the Sandra Coates Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine. As the Director of Developmental Therapeutics at the Duke Cancer Institute, he's a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of molecularly targeted personalized cancer therapies. Here, Dr. Spector share...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tailored acupuncture might offer some fibromyalgia relief
(Reuters Health) – Individualized acupuncture treatments were tied to greater pain relief for people with fibromyalgia, according to results from a small trial in Spain that compared the approach to sham acupuncture. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fibromyalgia sufferers might benefit from tailored acupuncture
Previous research into the benefits of acupuncture for fibromyalgia sufferers has been inconclusive. A new study using a more tailored approach yields promising results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity in chronic pain (fibromyalgia)
Nine weekly sessions of individually tailored acupuncture lessen perceived pain intensity, and improve functional capacity and quality of life, in people with the chronic pain condition, fibromyalgia, finds new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain
Alternative therapy combined with medication appears safe and effective, expert says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tailored acupuncture lessens pain intensity of fibromyalgia
And improves functional capacity and quality of life; effects still evident a year laterRelated items from OnMedicaAcupuncture may benefit COPD patientsAcupuncture doesn’t improve chronic knee painPleasure and pain circuitry disrupted in brains of fibromyalgia patientsThe pain of fibromyalgia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acupuncture ‘reduces pain intensity’ in fibromyalgia
Tailored acupuncture lessens chronic pain intensity in patients with fibromyalgia and improves functional capacity and quality of life, according to Spanish researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - February 16, 2016 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Acupuncture May Help Ease Fibromyalgia Pain, Study Finds
MONDAY, Feb. 15, 2016 -- Acupuncture may help ease pain and improve quality of life for people with fibromyalgia, a new study suggests. Ten weeks after treatment, the pain scores of patients given acupuncture dropped an average of 41 percent,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Quantifying the influence of child abuse history on the cardinal symptoms of fibromyalgia - Ortiz R, Ballard ED, Machado-Vieira R, Saligan LN, Walitt B.
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the influence of abuse, particularly in childhood, with pain sensitivity and other adverse symptoms experienced by women with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS: Subjects with FM completed a detailed abuse interview, dolorimetry, an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia: Can acupuncture relieve symptoms?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - February 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gulf War Illness Major Health Effect Linked to Gulf War Military Service
Although more than $500 million in federally funded research on Persian Gulf War veterans has produced many findings, there has been little substantial progress in the overall understanding of health effects, particularly Gulf War illness, resulting from military service in the war, says a new Academies report. Aligning with conclusions in a 2010 report, the committee that carried out the latest study said veterans who were deployed to the Gulf War appear to have an increased risk for Gulf War illness, chronic fatigue syndrome, functional gastrointestinal conditions, and mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stres...
Source: News from the National Academies - February 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Association of physical fitness with depression in women with fibromyalgia - Soriano-Maldonado A, Estévez-López F, Segura-Jiménez V, Aparicio VA, Álvarez-Gallardo IC, Herrador-Colmenero M, Ruiz JR, Henriksen M, Amris K, Delgado-Fernández M.
OBJECTIVE:. The aim of this study was to examine the association between physical fitness and depressive symptoms in women with fibromyalgia (FM). We also assessed whether different fitness components present independent relationships with depressive sympt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

February Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The February issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery: Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer" and "Focusing on Fibromyalgia: A Puzzling and Painful Condition." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site. (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - February 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

February Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
The February 2016 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. This month learn about new technologies to help surgeons discern between healthy tissue and cancerous tumors, and understand the complexities of diagnosing fibromyalgia. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

February 2016
Technologies Enhance Tumor Surgery: Helping Surgeons Spot and Remove Cancer...Focusing on Fibromyalgia: NIH Body Weight Planner...Infertility Treatments and Children’s Development...Help for Rare and Undiagnosed Conditions...Featured Web Site: NIH Office of Dietary Supplements (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - February 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your body’s “other” pulse
When I take a patient’s pulse, I’m really checking to make sure their heart is beating in rhythm and their blood is flowing regularly. It wasn’t until much later that I learned your body has another pulse — your “dural pulse.” In the 1970s, Dr. John Upledger discovered the dural pulse. He was studying dural tubes at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. The dural tube is a membrane surrounding your spinal cord. It’s filled with cerebral spinal fluid. Dr. Upledger noticed that this spinal fluid moves with a set rhythm. In fact, this dural pulse beats at 6...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - January 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Craniosacral Therapy Dural Pulse Source Type: news

The Real Reason You Get Sick After A Stressful Period Has Ended
Have you ever wondered how you manage to get through a particularly stressful period – whether it's an intense deadline at work, final exams in school or a spate of holiday houseguests – only to get sick after the stress has lifted? It's not a fluke. It's a phenomenon that's often referred to as "the let-down effect," a pattern in which people come down with an illness or develop flare-ups of a chronic condition not during a concentrated period of stress but after it dissipates, explains psychologist Marc Schoen, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RheumNow: The Ill-Conceived Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia
(MedPage Today) -- Where fibromyalgia diagnosis can go wrong, and how to get it right (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - December 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Avacen taps IR firm in hunt for a buyer
Avacen Medical said today it formally retained Objective Capital Partners to work on finding a qualified buyer for the company. Avacen develops and produces the Avacen 100 microcirculation heat therapy system designed for the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness, the company said. It is currently FDA cleared as a class II heat therapy system. “Our patented Avacen treatment method is an entirely new concept in microcirculation therapy. This is accomplished by safely and noninvasively increasing core body temperature by infusing heat into the palm of the hand. Almost everything that can go wron...
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Avacen Medical Source Type: news

Woman left with the 'body of a pensioner' and in pain after tick bite in Mexico
Gemma Speht, 32, from Liverpool, has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an incurable muscle weakness condition that leaves her in pain every day, after catching a virus from a tick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS and Fibromyalgia: The Connection Explained
If you have fibromyalgia, you’re likely to have IBS, too. WebMD explains how they are connected and what you can do to manage the symptoms. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fear of falling in women with fibromyalgia and its relation with number of falls and balance performance - Collado-Mateo D, Gallego-Diaz JM, Adsuar JC, Domínguez-Muñoz FJ, Olivares PR, Gusi N.
OBJECTIVE. To evaluate fear of falling, number of falls, and balance performance in women with FM and to examine the relationship between these variables and others, such as balance performance, quality of life, age, pain, and impact of fibromyalgia. ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Three Types of Interventions in Patients with FibromyalgiaThree Types of Interventions in Patients with Fibromyalgia
Find out more about the complexity of reducing chronic pain and increasing the quality of life of people with fibromyalgia. Pain Management Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing Journal Article Source Type: news

RA Patients With Fibromyalgia See Functional Impairment
(MedPage Today) -- Chronic pain assessment may be beneficial in rheumatoid arthritis (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - November 11, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia and ObesityFibromyalgia and Obesity
What is the prevalence of overweight and obesity in fibromyalgia patients? Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

The problem with prescription painkillers
Pain. It’s a nearly unavoidable part of the human experience. Whether it comes as the result of an injury or accident, surgery, or a health issue such as a headache or infection, arthritis, or fibromyalgia, pain can interfere with the ability to sleep, work, and enjoy life. There are many ways to treat pain. Opioid drugs are one of them. Some examples include hydrocodone (used in Vicodin), oxycodone (used in Percocet), methadone, codeine, and morphine. These prescription drugs reduce the brain’s recognition of pain by binding to certain receptors in the body. In many situations, opioids are a reasonable choice ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - October 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Addiction Drugs and Supplements Pain Management naloxone narcan opioids painkillers prescription painkillers Source Type: news

Docs, Patients Generally Agree on Fibromyalgia Dx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians shouldn't go it alone in making the diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - October 13, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Concern about rise in UK Lyme disease cases
"Surging numbers of people are being diagnosed with Lyme disease as cases spread from rural areas to the suburbs," the Daily Mail reports. The ongoing rise in Lyme disease cases in the UK – thought to be driven by climate change, leading to warmer winters – has been known by public health officials for some time. Reported cases in England and Wales rose from 268 in 2001 to 959 in 2011, but the true figure is thought be much higher. Current estimates put the actual figure at around 3,000 cases a year in England and Wales.It may also be the case that the disease is, as the Mail ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

New Wearable Technology Promises Drug-Free Pain Relief
BOSTON (CBS) – Living with pain isn’t a lot of fun, and taking medication isn’t always a good alternative. The Food and Drug Administration has given Waltham based Neurometrix the green light to market new wearable technology that can help with all kinds of conditions. “Quell” is a washable sports band with a slim lithium battery operated therapy pod which gets inserted in a pocket. It is attached to the calf area and then relieves pain all over. “It basically stimulates sensory nerves in your leg which triggers the release of endogenous opioids, and those are the body’s natural p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pain Killers Quell Source Type: news

I Am The Woman: One Woman's Struggle With Fibromyalgia
I wish I could start this with Once Upon a Time and create a happy ending, but unfortunately this is nowhere near a fairy tale and my story has not come to an end. I am a mother, wife, artist, foodie, writer, animal lover, health advocate, candle maker, crafter, DIY expert and becoming a pretty good Frugal shopper. I also have Fibromyalgia which has progressively gotten worse and has left me unable to work for the last two months! This has taken a toll on my emotions and my womanhood. It has made me shed many tears and made me question a lot of things... I have often sat here longing for the woman I was once, the energetic...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Pet Affection Improve Heart Health?
by Mimi O' Connor An energetic-looking young woman came bouncing down the aisle of the airplane so quickly that I barely had time to read the message on her T-shirt before she plopped down in the seat next to me. It read in bold letters "I LOVE ANIMALS," and underneath in smaller italics, "humans not so much." Being an animal lover myself, her shirt made me smile. I felt compelled to ask her about it. She told me that she was a veterinary medicine student and has cared for an expansive menagerie of critters since she was a little girl. My exposure to animals was modest by comparison. I've lived with and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Studied Within the Context of a Large National Health Survey
Who has fibromyalgia? How does this health problem affect their lives? A new analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey sheds light on these questions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCAM Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia Linked to Deficiencies in RBC Magnesium, IGF-1 Fibromyalgia Linked to Deficiencies in RBC Magnesium, IGF-1
A small study shows deficiencies in red blood cell magnesium and insulin-like growth factor 1 in patients with fibromyalgia and reflects growing interest in the role of hormones and endocrine factors in chronic pain. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 22, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ICYMI: Scientology Personality Test And Learning From Failure
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we examined pieces that explored unconventional ways of thinking. A new book by Brené Brown explores why dwelling on failure can actually yield positive results, and a father-daughter team makes a case for seeking solutions to problems rather than analyzing our feelings about them. We also took note of a highly practical survey about bicycle signage that could hold a key to improving relationships between rides and drivers.  Read on and tell us in the comments: What did you read and love this week? 1. America's Most Admired Lawbreaker -- HuffPo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story
The post The dermoid cyst alien inside me!! – Jo’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. After being diagnosed with endometriosis in my mid 30’s I went on Ovranette which seemed to help, but when I reached 50 oh my…. I had to come off it due to age and boy did everything come back with a vengeance. After several months of heavy flooding and indescribable pain I got referred to gynae. After several scans told small dermoid cyst, no other issues but would need to come out, was told it would be several months wait, but after bloods were tested I was called in to be told I had 50/50 chance ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 9, 2015 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Your Stories dermoid cyst endometriosis Source Type: news

Fibromyalgia in Children: No Medication Required Fibromyalgia in Children: No Medication Required
David Sherry, MD, describes a program at CHOP that treats fibromyalgia in children with intensive physical therapy and is able to successfully discontinue all pharmacologic therapy. CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

What “off-label” use of a drug really is, and why you need to know about it
When your doctor prescribes a drug for you, you probably assume — and with good reason — that it is an FDA-approved treatment for your condition. That may or may not be the case. On average, one in five prescriptions are written for an “off-label” use of a drug. That means your doctor believes that the drug will help you even if it has not been approved specifically for your illness or symptoms. Off-label prescribing of drugs is legal and common, and can be beneficial for patients. For example, beta blockers (drugs approved to lower blood pressure and treat heart disease) can also help some people w...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - September 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, MD Tags: Drugs and Supplements off-label use of a drug Source Type: news