Time for news! Our subjects this week are Chronic Pain, Cancer, Lyme Disease, and Fibromyalgia. The last category is Living With Chronic Pain and I’ve selected a piece by Jan Sadler from her PainSupportUK newsletter about not allowing your pain to put your life on hold.
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Hot off the (virtual) presses! Inside this issue, you’ll find articles on Pain Awareness Month activities, reframing your pain, smartphone apps for your health, journaling for pain relief and APF’s new chief operating officer. Also included are Top 10 Tips for Preparing for the Pain from Surgery, fast facts, APF’s volunteer corner and Pain Facts vs. Fiction.
Tracking Lyme Disease in Dogs May Help Protect Humans: Canine blood tests can indicate high-risk areas for people, CDC researchers say
Muscle Relaxant May Ease Fibromyalgia Pain: Low Doses of Cyclobenzaprine Improved Sleep and Pain in Small Study
The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association announces a new bi-monthly digital magazine. Check out the inaugural issue of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE™
Relationship Between Behavioural Coping Strategies and Acceptance in Patients With Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Patients presenting with chronic migraine and chronic tension-type headache had a higher probability of sharing the Fibromyalgia profile
*LIVING WITH CHRONIC PAIN
Life on Hold? by Jan Sadler