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Fibromyalgia

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  • Raising awareness of fibromyalgia

    Tuesday is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. There have been mixed opinions about this disease from its inception. Many people and doctors said it was "all in your mind" or "You're depressed, that's why you are in pain." Still others thought people with this disease were seeking attention. There are all different kinds of treatments; some work, most do not.
  • Painkiller reduces hypersensitivity to pain in patients with fibromyalgia

    Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia complain of chronic pain throughout their bodies, but often doctors have difficulty detecting what causes the pain, and therefore, how to treat it. These patients also complain of hyperalgesia, or increased...

    Living Carefully In Health Insurance Limbo

    I have suddenly found myself in the ranks of the uninsured. At 63, I left my workplace and started a company out of my home. I knew I would need private individual insurance, which would be costly. But my husband and I (he left the same employer but...

    Tenants could be forced relocate with proposed apartment complex, Whole Foods

    Tenants could be forced relocate with proposed apartment complex, Whole Foods
    Burbank resident Allison Riccardi would love to find a bigger place to live. Her 17-year-old daughter sleeps on a mattress in the dining room behind a black sheet pinned to the ceiling, while her 2-year-old son shares a room with her and her husband...

    Letting stress float away

    Letting stress float away
    Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va. No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it. Floating in...