Top 5 Fibro Articles for the Week of Dec. 3 are…
To start with, we have a Prevention Model For Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. This syndrome has been linked to fibromyalgia, with veterans groups across the country and the government calling for recognition of fibromyalgia among combat veterans. This prevention model may provide much needed help and relief on many levels, not just the fibromyalgia one.
Next up….eat bread!!! This is one of the best stories I’ve reported on so far. No one ever says to eat bread for your health. Instead, they talk about how full of empty calories it is; how much weight gain it causes blah blah blah I am SO sick of hearing this (said through flying bread crumbs while I stuff my face with bread.) Anyway, it’s now official: eat bread. Daily Bread May Protect From Cardiovascular Disease.
Increasing Sleep Time Improves Daytime Alertness And Reduces Pain Sensitivity is the third top article of the week, and the title makes perfect sense if you think about it. A lack of sleep causes irritation and the inability to process information as well as emotions, for the most part. Therefore, it seems logical that a lack of sleep would also increase pain and make one less prepared for surgery. Bottom line: catch up on Z’s to stay alert and to prepare for medical procedures.
Our fourth article focuses on the nervous system immune system, endocrine (hormone) system, cardiovascular system, and digestive system—in other words, on fibromyalgia and the multiple systems of the body that it affects. Fibromyalgia’s far reach means that it s more likely people who suffer from it will suffer from other conditions, too. Multiple diagnoses are common.
And finally, this week we have an interesting predicament: what do yo think about a drug rep’s freed of speech as it relates to his or her job? In other words, should a drug rep be allowed to recommend a rug for an off-label use? This matter is at the heart of a controversy involving the courts, possible dangers related to off-label drug use, and rendering the FDA moot.
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