It’s time for Tuesday-Newsday! The featured blog post this week is “Lessons Surviving Sandy - surviving a disaster with a chronic illness", by Daniel Malito of CreakyJoints.org.
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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, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!
*MENINGITIS OUTBREAK NEWS
Current Count from the CDC: 510 Cases, 36 Deaths, 14 Joint Infections
NEW ALERT: The CDC reports an increase in infections among outbreak patients, both those who have already been diagnosed with fungal meningitis and those who haven't
If you are one of the patients who was notified of being exposed during the meningitis outbreak, please read this story for details that you need to know.
Don’t eat Grapefruit when you take your Medication: Rx drugs that interact badly with it have more than doubled in 4 years
Discontinued Meds May Still Get Dispensed: Doctors sometimes fail to inform pharmacists when patients stop taking a drug - better communication needed
'E-Medicine' May Not Be Cost Saver After All, Study Says: Patients with online access to medical records made more office visits
Concern over 'souped up' human race: Medicine and technology can enhance the way our minds function, but at what cost?
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's Launches Mobile Phone App for the MS Community to help them better manage their illness
Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk: Mothers who get too little sunlight produce less vitamin D, which could impact baby's lifetime risk
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key to Women's Risk for MS: Taking supplements might be good preventive measure, expert says
The Nov/Dec 2012 issue includes the following feature stories:
* COVER STORY: New Considerations for Lab Tests in FM
* But You Don't Look Sick!
* FibroTrack--Reducing Symptoms
* Tips for Parents of Children with Chronic Pain or FM
* TMJ and FM
* Research Update: Cervical Spinal Abnormalities & FM
* and more
*FEATURED BLOG POST
by Daniel Malito of CreakyJoints.org