Canaries didn't warn coal miners that the air was bad by dying. It was when they stopped singing that miners knew the air was getting foul. Jen Brea may be sick. but she's singing loud and clear about chronic fatigue syndrome in her film project. In an empathetic video interview with Al Jazeera, Read more [...]
Doesn't trying to get better seem like it's all too much at times? There are meds and supplements, activity levels, sleep, self-care, food, maybe meditation/mindfulness activities, naps, exercise to consider. Then you have your natural fluctuations to account for.
Sometimes it seems Read more [...]
Most Exciting Treatment Trial - After years of treating FM patients, Dr. 'Skip' Pridgen raises over $3 million dollars to begin a multi-center treatment trial combining Valtrex and Celebrex
Most Out of the Blue Treatment Possibility - citing the work of some Italian doctors, Karen Lee Read more [...]
Taking Stock - A Year Later
About a year ago Health Rising rose out of the ashes (:)) and began. Two hundred and twenty blogs and over 200,000 visitors and 720,000 pageviews later, we can say it's a pretty darn good year.
Traffic has steadily risen over time and we expect that to continue.
ME/CFS Read more [...]
It could explain the disappointing Lipkin Chronic Fatigue Initiative pathogen study results. It shows how an infection could trigger ME/CFS and then - poof - seemingly disappear. It includes two hot research topics in ME/CFS; the autonomic nervous and immune systems. It explains how sickness Read more [...]
As a former Tae Kwan Doe national champion, Dr. Terry Wahls knew what it was like to be supremely fit. In 2000, though, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a disease without a cure, and her future looked bleak. Going to the best MS center in the country and taking the latest drugs provided Read more [...]
The Pain Mystery
It's an incredible thing; Americans spend up to 600 billion (billion with a B) dollars to treat pain. Almost 30% percent of people with pain have low back pain and about 25% of them have chronic low back pain.
You'd think with that many people in pain we'd be pretty far along Read more [...]
An Institute for All Americans?
This Budget request represents the Administration’s priorities for guiding the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enhance the health and well-being of all Americans. National Institutes of Health
The Department of Health and Human Services 2013 Read more [...]