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MEDLINEplus: Fibromyalgia
Modified Date: 08-04-00

Summary: Related categories: Bones, Joints and Muscles Related topics: Pain Chronic Disabling Diseases and Disorders: The Challenges of Fibromyalgia (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research) U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894.

BASIC AND CLINICAL RESEARCH ON FIBROMYALGIA
Modified Date: 03-13-00

Summary: The Rheumatic Diseases Program of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Chronic Disabling Diseases Program, National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR), Division of Convulsive, Infectious and Immune Disorders,

Questions and Answers About Fibromyalgia
Modified Date: 01-21-00

Summary: How Many People Have Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points. "Tender points" refers to tenderness that occurs in precise, localized areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips. People with this syndrome may also experience sleep disturbances, morning stiffness, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, and other symptoms.

Chronic Disabling Diseases and Disorders: The Challenges of Fibromyalgia
Modified Date: 11-25-98

Summary: We have evolved from an era of acute and dramatic diseases to the current era of chronic disabling diseases and disorders. For the increasing number of patients with chronic and disabling diseases and disorders, health professionals need to develop a comprehensive understanding of the disease as well as the competence to manage the illness over the long term. This article focuses on the recently defined fibromyalgia syndrome to serve as an exemplar for the challenges of chronic diseases for today and tomorrow.

The Neuroscience and Endocrinology of Fibromyalgia
Modified Date: 10-26-98

Summary: of chronic pain, neuroendocrinology, circadian rhythms, and sleep disorders. sleep and restorative sleep after sleep deprivation. Dr. Everson cited studies comparing sleep-deprived rats to rats that slept normally.

National Institutes of Health: Pain Research Consortium
Modified Date: 11-04-98

Description: The NIH Pain Research Consortium is composed of the Directors of the member Institutes and Offices and staff handling pain research and programs at the NIH.
The working membership of the Consortium is composed of the Directors of the member Institutes and Offices and staff handling pain research and programs at the NIH. The group meets to exchange information, propose topics for workshops and conferences, and joint program announcements in the field of pain research.

CFS & FM Good Doctor List
(Last Revision: July 31, 2000)

This page represents the index to the "CFS & FM Good Doctor List," a collection of listings, of doctors who have been recommended by and for CFS/CFIDS/FM patients. The physicians are listed on separate pages by country and state/province/region and, within each page, by city.

PAIN CLINICS

Do you need to find a pain specialist or pain clinic in your area? The Dannemiller Foundation has compiled for your use a list of hundreds of pain specialists and pain clinics from all over the globe. To access this free service, simply click on the state or province where you want to find a pain specialist or pain clinic. Each specialist and/or clinic is listed in postal code order with the complete mailing address. We also have a convenient Search Form for you to find a specific clinic with.

FIBROMYALGIA INFORMATION RESOURCE LIST
Organizations

The On-line Medical Dictionary

Newsgroups and Mailing Lists
For people with CFS/FM and related illnesses.

New Internet Health Care Directory Offers Free Information on
More Than 100,000 Resources

The largest health care directory in print is now also the largest health care directory on the Web.

The Center for Healthcare Information (CHI) has just published its Case Management Resource Guide on the Internet at www.cmrg.com. This new Web site is based on the Center for Healthcare Information's popular Resource Guide, an annual print directory published since 1990. The Internet Resource Guide offers users the ability to search among more than 100,000 organization listings, covering companies, facilities and services in over 40 categories, such as:

* Homecare services, including home health agencies, home infusion therapy and home medical equipment (HME)
* Rehabilitation services, such as rehab hospitals, outpatient physical & occupational therapy offices, and postacute rehab
* Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
* Hospices and adult day care programs
* Psychiatric & addiction providers
* Specialized centers for cancer cure, bone marrow & organ transplants, genetic disorders, etc.
* Pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs
* Manufacturers of homecare products & assistive technology
* Other specialty services such as air medical transport, home modification for special needs, etc.

Each listing includes the organization name, address and phone number. Many listings also offer detailed data such as credentials, special programs, staffing, affiliations, admission restrictions, contact names, fax numbers and Web site addresses with hyperlinks to their home pages.

 

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