Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are: “55 Responses to ‘But You Look So Good’" by Lisa Copen and contributors and “PTMO: Permission To Miss Out (I give it to you!)” by Jenni Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com
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, 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!
*INVISIBLE ILLNESS WEEK - COMING UP SEPTEMBER 10-16
Find out more on topics such as parenting when ill, working when ill, how to improve your communication skills, transitioning to college and career, and much more
*PAIN MEDICATION NEWS
Many medicines are safe during breastfeeding, panel finds: “'Caution is advised’ for certain powerful painkillers ... but others (are safer)...”
Dangerous Doctors Allowed to Keep Practicing: Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors and misconduct
Online doctor visits offer convenience and often lower costs: But the benefits in convenience and cost are clearer than the data on quality of care
Worse Outcomes Seen When Patients Leave Hospital Against Medical Advice: Large study found more readmissions, higher death rates
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers Aren't Cure-Alls, FDA Warns: Despite hype, treatment doesn't help for cancer or many other ills, and can have serious side effects
*ARTHRITIS - ALL TYPES
Massage Envy and Carrie Ann Inaba Help Arthritis Sufferers on September 18 with the event: Healing Hands for Arthritis™
For every one-hour massage or facial session performed during the event, Massage Envy Spa makes a donation to the Arthritis Foundation. Click the headline to learn more!
Calcium Plus Vitamin D Won't Cure Joint Pain: Severity of condition did not improve in women who took supplements over 2-year period
ACR Publishes List of Top 5 Questionable Procedures: Some common – and costly – rheumatology services are not always needed, experts say
Juvenile arthritis doesn't need to mean a lifetime of pain: Symptoms can arrive as early as age 2, but a range of treatments lets patients lead normal lives
Common Childhood Vaccine Won't Worsen Juvenile Arthritis: Safety of measles-mumps-rubella booster shot had previously been called into question
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Wish you could convey the reality of your invisible illness and pain, but don’t want to be sarcastic? Here are some ideas
by Lisa Copen and contributors (plus more in the comments)
by Jenni Prokopy of ChronicBabe.com (printed with permission)