Author Archive for Cort Johnson – Page 5

The Pain Pioneer: the Visionary Approach of John Bonica

"Those who pursue knowledge about pain or attempt to relieve pain and suffering in their patients should recognize that John Bonica had the vision and laid out the road that made our careers feasible. Those who travel this route will be forever indebted to him." IASP Check out an entertaining, inspiring Read more [...]

A Pathway To Progress: The Final P2P Report on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Highlights Needs

Furthermore, limited knowledge, insufficient research funding, and a lack of diagnostic tools diminish a clinician’s ability to provide optimal care. P2P Report Press Release Funded by the NIH'S Pathways to Prevention (P2P) program to identify research gaps and methodological and scientific weaknesses Read more [...]

The HPV Vaccine, POTS and ME/CFS and FM – Is There An Issue?

Through their ability to virtually eradicate infectious diseases such as polio, smallpox and measles, vaccines have produced incalculable good over time. Measles is a case in point. In 1958, 763,094 cases of measles were reported in the U.S.:  in 2008 less than seventy were.  Recent research suggests Read more [...]

Being Here Now: the Last Best Cure IX

In 2001 Donna Jackson Nakazawa - a journalist and mother - was paralyzed in a sudden onset of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis. She slowly regained her ability to walk and drive only to be paralyzed by another more serious attack in 2005. Along the way Read more [...]

Neuroinflammation II: the Kynurenine Pathway in Fibromalgia and ME/CFS

Health Rising's neuroinflammation emphasis continues. The next couple of years may indicate that neuroinflammation and microglial activation play key roles in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. If that turns out to be true, the attention will probably quickly shift to something called the Read more [...]

New Age Fluff or Real Treatment? Fibromyalgia Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Study Opens Eyes

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may sound new-agey but it's actually a well-studied therapy used in a variety of conditions. The therapy provides hundreds of times the normal oxygen levels to its recipients over time. It hasn't gotten much play in central nervous system conditions but a recent fibromyalgia Read more [...]

Renewal and Relapse: An Anti-inflammatory Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Story

I had my coffee, read the paper, had another cup of coffee, read the computer and by 8:30 or so I was raring to go! Greg was a healthy and active professional until he woke up from a nap one ordinary day and could hardly move. A Sudden Illness My “life” with ME/CFS began when I was 54 in the Read more [...]

Depressing Consequences: The Infection Mood Disorder Connection Revealed

We know that many cases of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) start with an infection and that those infections result in what is called "sickness behavior".  The fatigue, pain, difficulty concentrating, problems with sleep and apathy found during an infection, are intended to force Read more [...]