Fibromyalgia and the National Fibromyalgia Association are the focus of a new 5-minute segment on the national television series Todays Family. The segment, which is a part of the Touching Hearts and Changing Lives Series, will air nationally on Oxygen TV and ABC Family Channel, and on several regional news networks. So far, the show has aired multiple times in Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon and Boston, Massachusetts. This Saturday, September 13, 2008, the segment airs nationally on Oxygen.
The program will educate viewers on fibromyalgia and how the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) is working to help individuals who suffer from this painful, life-altering disorder. The segment features Lynne Matallana, president and founder of the NFA, who saw 37 doctors before being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1995, and Dr. Patrick Wood, a respected authority on the cause and treatment of fibromyalgia who has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health for his innovative research.
We are pleased to have been spotlighted in this documentary that will reach millions of viewers nationwide, says Matallana. The segment is an excellent avenue to bring hope to people who suffer from fibromyalgia and to educate the general public about this complex disorder.
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