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Dr. Lapp’s AACFS Report; Rehab Works for FM?; Diagnostic Dilemma: Parvovirus Symptoms Mimic FM

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FEATURES – March 19, 2003:

* Summary of the AACFS Sixth International Conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Related Illnesses

* What Can Rehabilitation Interventions Achieve in Patients With Primary Fibromyalgia?

* Fibromyalgia Versus Parvovirus Infection

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

* Relora®

SUPPORT and COPING

* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner

* Got Questions? Here are Answers…Find them in our Chat Room

ANNOUNCEMENTS

* The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and Pro Health Provide Support for Members of the Fibromyalgia Community!

* CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course

* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

EVENTS

* Make the Most of It! Treating and Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

* AFFTER Presents a Patient Conference: Fibromyalgia – More Questions Answered 2003

ENDNOTES

* Refer a Friend

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* About Us

Feature Articles

Summary of the AACFS Sixth International Conference on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Related Illnesses

Dr. Charles Lapp writes, “The biannual scientific conference of the American Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (AACFS) was attended by over 190 physicians and professionals from more than 14 countries. This year’s format was new. The first day was an introductory course on the diagnosis and basic management of CFS taught by myself and Dr. Leonard Jason, which was attended by over 170 professionals, and was highly acclaimed by the attendees.” Read about key highlights from this CFS and FM event.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1445

What Can Rehabilitation Interventions Achieve in Patients With Primary Fibromyalgia?

According to Haiko Sprott, M.D., “Symptoms of primary fibromyalgia (FM) persist for years, independent of applied therapy. That is the sad reality we have to deal with. But is that really true? The following review is a scan of literature from September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2002, concerning rehabilitation interventions for patients with FM, to find progress in this field and to ascertain state-of-the-art treatment strategies for the disease.”

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1446

Fibromyalgia Versus Parvovirus Infection

A 40 year-old woman presenting with fibromyalgia symptoms posed an interesting clinical problem to her doctor. Resistant to and worsened by the treatments prescribed to her, Stephen Paget, M.D., asked the question: did the patient ever have acute parvovirus infection?

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1447

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Relora®

Relora®, a natural patent-pending plant extract of Magnolia and Philodendron proved highly effective in recent clinical studies, helping to alleviate stress induced obesity, anxiety and irritability, according to Next Pharmaceuticals Inc., the product’s manufacturer.

The research shows Relora® significantly alters the hormone levels associated with stress-induced obesity. These findings not only support earlier research demonstrating that Relora® provides significant relaxation and more restful sleep in stressed individuals, but that it also offers new hope for many people whose weight problems are often stress-related. To read more about this exciting research, click on the link below:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1448

Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner!

Dealing with the day-to-day struggles of living with a chronic illness can be trying. Coping Corner is the spot where you can find the online support you need to get through your day. Featuring personal stories, advice columnist Eunice Beck, RN, book reviews, and more.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1450

Got Questions? Here Are Answers…

Need a specialist in your location? Not sure what sleep meds are the best? Don’t know how to deal with the spouse, kids, and dog? Who better to help you than your fellow readers at ImmuneSupport.com? When you post a question to the message board, you can be assured of speedy and helpful replies. Other people have been through the same struggles and are happy to share their wisdom. It’s easy, too!

If you’re feeling chattier, go to the chat room and ‘talk’ to others in real time. You can let people know when you’ll be there by posting a note to the message boards.

Just click on the link below to find friends and support in the message boards and chat room:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1449

The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and Pro Health, Inc. Provide Support for Members of the Fibromyalgia Community!

The National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA) and Pro Health, Inc. have recently forged an exciting cooperative agreement that will lend new support to fibromyalgia patients, research and advocacy.

The National Fibromyalgia Association, publisher of Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine, is proud to offer straightforward, insightful information and support. It is the first consumer magazine to address the needs and concerns of people affected by fibromyalgia and overlapping conditions.

Fibromyalgia AWARE is about lifestyle, health and research. Fibromyalgia AWARE helps ease the transition from the old way of life to a productive new lifestyle with practical suggestions and inspirational stories emphasizing a positive balance of mind, body and spirit. We encourage readers to focus on what they can do, rather than what they cannot.

Fibromyalgia AWARE provides accurate, up-to-date information from top healthcare professionals, enabling patients to evaluate the various treatment options to take control of their own health management. Fibromyalgia AWARE keeps its readers informed about the newest avenues of medical thought, clinical trial outcomes and the most current research findings. Knowledge is empowering. Empowerment fans the flames of hope and perseverance.

To find out more about what the NFA and Pro Health have to offer you, click on the following link:

http://www.fmaware.org/fm_prohealth.htm

Sign up to become a member of the NFA and receive Fibromyalgia AWARE as a gift for a year (3 issues). Pro Health is pleased to announce that subscribers to the NFA’s Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine will receive a special 10% discount off the already low everyday prices on all Pro Health products. In addition, five percent of each purchase will then be donated to the NFA to help fund important research, education, information and advocacy campaigns.

By working together, Pro Health and the NFA hope to provide fervent and dedicated support for members of the fibromyalgia community. By combining our efforts we can achieve new heights in creating awareness and funding research to find a cure for this illness.

CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course

Registration for the next session of the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course ends March 31 (or when groups fill), and the course begins April 7. The class is an 8-week email discussion group that focuses on practical strategies for managing common problems of CFIDS, fibromyalgia and related illnesses. In this solution-oriented course, you exchange ideas with fellow patients to learn how to pace, set realistic short-term goals, reduce stress, manage emotions, improve relationships, and minimize relapses.

Visit the CFIDS/Fibromyalgia Self-Help website to learn more and to register: http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/

ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

Pro Health is happy to offer CFS & FM Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs at ImmuneSupport.com! We have designed these features to enable CFS & FM sites all over the world to get connected so we can work together to share important information and resources with our readers.

We invite webmasters to post headlines for the latest CFS & FM treatments and breaking news on your websites (linking to the complete content), in addition to linking to CFS & FM events, chat forums and message boards. We also invite CFS and FM related websites to link with us. To learn more about these programs, click on the link below:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1451

Make the Most of It! Treating and Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Medical and legal professionals – and patients, join together for a special one-day conference designed to increase understanding and awareness of current medical and wellness trends for fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

When: Saturday, March 22, 2003 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: Clarion Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

Who: Featured speakers are Hal Blatman, M.D., Scott E. Davis, JD, Steven P. Krafchick, M.P.H., JD, Devin J. Starlanyl, Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.

For more information including how to register to attend, please go to:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1453

AFFTER Presents a Patient Conference: Fibromyalgia – More Questions Answered 2003

AFFTER (Advocates for Fibromyalgia Funding, Treatment, Education and Research) present an educational patient conference welcoming medical professionals. Muhammad Yunus, M.D., is the keynote speaker.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2003

Where: Interstate Center, 2301 Market Street, Bloomington, Illinois

Who: Featured speakers are Muhammad Yunus, M.D., Michael McNett, M.D., Sue Nelson, CAS, Jeffrey Rabin, Esq., Nell French, PsyD, Marilyn Myles, MSW, LSCW. Speaker presentations will be followed by Q and A sessions.

For more information including registration and vendor arrangements, please go to:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=1454

REFER A FRIEND!

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