Sleeping pills shouldn’t be a cure-all
I am on Lunesta, a prescription sleeping pill for insomnia. The nurse practitioner wanted me to take half a pill every third night, but that didn’t work. I have to take half a pill every night. Now she wants me to take half a pill every other night because she’s afraid it will become habit-forming. What do you think of this medicine? –S.S.
Doctor Gives 4 Tips To Gauge Your Health Before It’s Too Late
The kind, gentle old family practitioner keeping an eye out for the patient’s overall health is a thing of the past. These days, doctors are as swamped with HMO paperwork as they are with patients.
Newly Formed Council Issues Statement On Healthcare Provider Gaps Related To Education And Management Of Fibromyalgia Syndrome
The newly formed Advisory Council on Fibromyalgia Education (ACFE) comprised of internationally recognized clinicians and researchers and developed to identify and provide solutions to educational gaps and barriers in the area of fibromyalgia syndrome issued a statement stating that several significant gaps exist in the identification, diagnosis and management of fibromyalgia patients.
Fibromyalgia & Exercise
The most effective treatment for fibromyalgia is exercise. Which seems totally weird, because most people with fibromyalgia hurt worse and are more fatigued after exercise, and they may feel that way for days. The key is the right amount of the right kinds of exercise.