Depression is not just being sad, it goes further and affects more than you think

Do you know what depression is? If you have experienced this terrible mental condition, then you know what I am talking about. Being depressed is not simply being sad about something, no, depression has reasons to be that go far beyond that, affect your whole being and not just your mood . It is not a feeling that you…

Bingo and bongs: More seniors turn to pot for age-related aches

CALIFORNIA — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using canes — arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland. There they board a bus for a quick trip to…

My Mom is Suffering With Fibromyalgia and Reading This Made Me Emotional for Her..

  Yet, chronic pain and chronic illnesses are often invisible. In many cases there are no casts, visible rashes or runny nose involved. Chronic pain sufferers often appear “normal,” perhaps only a bit more fragile or sad than average. I suffered from chronic headaches for four-and-a-half years and from chronic hip pain for two-and-a-half years. Often I…

EXCLUSIVE: changes proposed to OHIP coverage

Big changes are being proposed to healthcare coverage in Ontario as the provincial government is looking to find half a billion dollars worth of savings from within OHIP, CityNews has learned. Tests and procedures ranging from diabetes and pain management to colonoscopies are under review by an “appropriateness” working group made up of doctors from…

Fibromyalgia And Lupus, Know The Difference

Fibromyalgia and lupus can exhibit similar symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, fatigue, depression etc. The two medical conditions may be confused with one another. However, it is not difficult to differentiate between them. Difference Between Nature of Fibromyalgia and Lupus Firstly, it is important the know that the nature of the two conditions…

Please Talk to Your Kids About Disabilities

Dear Parents, School is beginning after a nice relaxing summer break. I hope you had fun with your children and they are prepared to go back to school. As you sit down to discuss topics like manners, school etiquette and homework policies, please add disability awareness and being open to friendships with children who have…

Must Be Aware Things That Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Worse

We often discuss treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and we keep an eye on what’s in the pipeline. We are focused on what can help manage RA symptoms and disease progression, as you would expect. But it is equally important to be cognizant of what can make rheumatoid arthritis worse. You need to know what you…

White Blood Cells Test Can Detect Fibromyalgia: New Findings.

By: melissa erickson Suffering from fibromyalgia means dealing with pain, sleep disturbances, depression, and thinking and memory problems. Just as hard can be the skepticism from friends, family and the medical community who doubt the validity of the disease itself. Little-understood and often misdiagnosed, fibromyalgia affects about 2 percent of the population, according to the…

Fibromyalgia And Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Cognitive Comparison

Research conducted on a patient suffering from Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis showed that cognitive impairment symptoms in Fibromyalgia were severe compared to that of rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who suffered from Fibromyalgia suffered from memory loss and were unable to concentrate on the basic task at hand. They also struggle with numbers and are unable to perform basic…

Types Of Pain In Fibromyalgia: Hyperalgesia, Allodynia And Paresthesia.

There are three main types of pain in fibromyalgia: hyperalgesia, allodynia and paresthesia. Chronic pain is just one of the many symptoms present in fibromyalgia almost every time, but for me, it is the most predominant. Pain affects all aspects of my life. Expensive payment for each physical activity that I do; Even the smallest…