With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the media has started touting the health benefits of chocolate. According to the ads, chocolate is "good for you," "heart-healthy," and able to "sharpen seniors' brains." But does this treat live up to its hype? The answer is yes—and no... Continue Reading
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Fibromyalgia is a complex, chronic pain disorder affecting people physically, emotionally, and socially. It's a syndrome characterized by widespread muscle pain, and increased tenderness in specific areas of the body. These painful areas called "tender points" are very tender when pressure is applied. Other symptoms often include chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, difficulty concentrating or finding words, depression, anxiety, and...Read More
There are different names for this illness that affects an estimated 2-million people in the U.S. and millions more around the world. The two most often used are:
1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or "CFS" which is often used in the United States.
2. Myalgic Encephalopathy or "ME" (a term that the ME Association feels is more appropriate than the original, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). ME is used in other countries...
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