dahlia in my garden: Rio Fuego in Coleus leaves

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday-Newsday #19

Happy 4th of July! A special ‘thank you’ to all those in the military for your service to our country, including two members of my own family who are overseas. Thank you, Mark and Jason!

In my news today are Chronic Pain News, Medication NewsChronic Pain & Military Personnel and Managing Pain when Traveling. I’ve also included information on an RSD/CRPS Study seeking patients

In connection with the 4th of July holiday, I’ve found a great essay called "A Painville Declaration of Independence". It's really worth reading and I'm betting you'll share it with others, too!

Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below.

WARNING:  My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, meds, etc., in anything I post nor can I guarantee that they are all effective, especially not for everyone. I always include the citation, source, or website so you know where it came from. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!





McGill University Study Participants needed: Have you been diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS) or Algodystrophy now known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
• are you between 18 and 70 years old?
• you do not have any heart problems?
• you are not taking any blood thinners?
• you do not have diagnosed neuropathy? 
If you answered yes to these questions and you are interested in participating in a research study looking at how to improve the understanding and diagnosis of  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) may be eligible for travel grant. Principal investigator: Dr. Terence Coderre. For a further information, please call André Laferrière at (514) 398-2903


Top Tips for Travelling with Fibro - although this article is written specifically for those with Fibromyalgia, the information is definitely useful for those with other chronic conditions


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