Time for Tuesday-Newsday! The Featured Blog Posts this week are “Should I Take This New Prescription?”, “How to Respond When Someone Says ‘But You Don't Look Sick!’" and “Pacing: Pain and the Power of 10%”.
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!
*UNDIAGNOSED DISEASES NETWORK (UDP)
NIH names six new clinical sites in UDP: These medical centers will select from the most difficult-to-solve patient medical cases and together develop effective approaches to diagnose them
*CHRONIC PAIN NEWS
How Hot Weather Impacts Pain: Here's how you can make yourself more comfortable when temperature and humidity increases.
The doctor will spy on your now: Hospitals and insurance companies are using credit card data to monitor how patients eat, whether they belong to a gym and when they smoke
Electronic medical records have security advantages, but systems aren't perfect: Questions arise after paper medical records turn up at a public dumpster
Many blacklegged ticks infected with Lyme disease and babesiosis: Single bite can pack double pathogen punch
Dr. Richard Horowitz, author of "Why Can't I Get Better?" discusses chronic Lyme disease with Kathy Lee & Hoda on the Today Show
*TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS (TMD)
New implant eases Rotator Cuff pain: Already in use in Europe and Israel, the InSpace Balloon cushions between two rubbing bones, alleviating pain and shortening the rehab process
*FEATURED BLOG POSTS
Even if a Featured Blog Post is written specifically with emphasis on one chronic pain condition, it may still have information and ideas which can help people with any type of chronic pain/illness. I always select posts which I think can provide help for the widest audience.
by Ilana Jacqueline at Let’s Feel Better
by Jenni Prokopy, editrix of ChronicBabe