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Tendinitis in FM; Clearing Brain Fog in CFS & FM; Lyme Disease Research Breakthrough

FEATURE ARTICLES – September 10, 2003:

* Research: The Role of Tendinitis in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

* Clearing the Fog: Coping with the Cognitive Dysfunction of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

* Chronic Fatigue Syndrome News: Structure of Lyme Disease Protein Determined

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

* Copper Toxicity

SUPPORT and COPING

* Support and Inspiration in the Coping Corner

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

EVENT

* CFIDS Lobby Day 2003

ANNOUNCEMENT

* ImmuneSupport.com Webmaster Tools & Link Exchange Programs

ENDNOTES

* Refer a Friend

* Not a Subscriber?

* About Us

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Feature Articles

Research: The Role of Tendinitis in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of common tendinitis in fibromyalgia. Twenty female patients with primary fibromyalgia syndrome, 20 with secondary fibromyalgia syndrome and 20 female controls, matched by age and body mass index, participated in the study.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2088 [1]

Clearing the Fog: Coping with the Cognitive Dysfunction of Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia experience episodes of unclear thinking or cognitive dysfunction. They become forgetful, lose their train of thought, and can’t recall words. Here are some basic memory and communication tips to help you deal with episodes of minor cognitive dysfunction.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2089 [2]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome News: Structure of Lyme Disease Protein Determined

Because some patients with chronic Lyme disease have been misdiagnosed as having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, this article circulated by Co-Cure is of prime interest for patients. Scientists reported in June 2002 that they successfully determined the structure of a key Lyme disease protein and investigated its impact on the immune system.

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2090 [3]

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT: Copper Toxicity

Chemists and biologists at Northwestern University have acquired new insight into how a specialized sensor protein, which acts as an early warning system, detects dangerous amounts of the “coinage metals” — silver, gold and copper — inside cells. For the first time, researchers can explain this important mechanism at the atomic level.

The findings, published Sept. 5 in the journal Science and recently published online by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, should improve our knowledge of diseases related to copper metabolism and influence the design of anticancer and antimicrobial drugs, and may lead to better methods for removing toxic metals from the environment.

“Metals are absolutely essential to the healthy functioning of all cells in the human body,” said lead researcher Thomas V. O’Halloran. “But metals are high-maintenance nutrients. They are finicky and can be particularly destructive if not managed by the cell in the right way. Cells must protect themselves against excess amounts.” To read more about this research, click on the link below:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2091 [4]

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=2093 [5]

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=2092 [6]

CFIDS Lobby Day 2003

Congressional Activities: Lobby Day

Personal contact from voters who care about CFIDS is the secret weapon in the CFIDS advocacy arsenal. To facilitate contact with elected officials, The CFIDS Association of America sponsors an annual Washington, D.C., Lobby Day event. This year, Lobby Day will be held September 17-18, 2003.

On Lobby Day, CFIDS advocates from around the country, including persons with CFIDS (PWCs) and their family members and friends, come together on Capitol Hill to personally educate Congress about CFIDS and ask for help in securing an improved federal response to the illness.

For more information, please visit:

http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2079 [7]

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=2095 [8]

Refer a Friend!

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http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2094 [9]

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http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2097 [10]

About ImmuneSupport.com

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http://www.immunesupport.com/track.cfm?id=2098 [11]