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The Golden Ten Seconds of Patient Care, Improving Patient and Physician Interaction

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Written by Nabil Ebraheim, MD and Molly Ebraheim What are the golden ten seconds of patient care? The first few seconds of the interaction between ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 15 - The Ultimate Guide to Online Support

Puja Rios | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Who's to say Valentine's Day is only about champagne, chocolate and roses? Don't get me wrong, I will gladly cheers to you with a glass of Moët, but ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 14 -- Proof to Convince a Non-Believer

Puja Rios | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

For those of you that are going through this, first and foremost, I am here for you.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 13 -- 3 Ways I Fight Isolation

Puja Rios | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Isolation and Chronic Pain go hand in hand, there's no sugar coating it. Anyone with CP knows that we make deliberate choices about our schedules ever...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 12 -- The Secret to a New Year Resolution

Puja Rios | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Here's to a happy and healthy New Year!" Before my diagnosis, I remember thinking how empty those words sounded to me. Of course I was going to ha...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Eliminate Recurring Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 11.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Heal Your Chronic Pain: Understand The Source Of Recurring Pain and Learn Effective Techniques To Eliminate It. If there's one thing I know for sure,...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 11 -- Ongoing Effects of Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 11.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

The Struggle is Real For the most part, in my life and in my blog, I choose to stay optimistic. As you've seen in this blog, I'd rather focus on solu...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 10 -- The Dangers of Negative Thinking

Puja Rios | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Since my 2008 diagnosis, I have experienced a list of grievances so long, I could complain about them every minute of every day, month after month and...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Founder of "Spoon Theory" Needs Your Help

Puja Rios | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Whether you have Fibromyalgia, Lupus, CFS, depression or any invisible disease, you know the guilt that comes along with it. Asking for help feels lik...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 9 -- 15 Things to Know Once You're Diagnosed with Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

In 2007, the iPhone turned one year old, Fibromyalgia wasn't recognized as an actual condition and David Hasselhoff got really drunk and tried to eat ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 8 -- 9 Quick Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more." -Wilson Mizener As funny as Mizener's quote is, sleep is no laughing matte...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 6 Tips on Chronic Pain

Puja Rios | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Chronic Pain is brutal, unpredictable, exhausting and of course, really painful. Somedays it feels a tornado ravaged my body, leaving nothing but wrec...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Sign the National Pain Strategy White House Petition

Puja Rios | Posted 08.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

In fifteen seconds you can become a champion of 100 million Americans suffering with an invisible illness. Almost 33% of the population and 50% of re...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia -- SPECIAL EDITION -- Marshall Field V: 40 Years of Chronic Pain, A Lifetime Of Success

Puja Rios | Posted 08.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

What do you think of when you hear the words, Marshall Field? The department store, The Chicago-Sun Times, the World Wildlife Fund or any of these Ame...

When Your Teenager Is Handed A Prescription For Vicodin

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

According to a survey by the National Safety Council, ninety-nine percent of primary care doctors routinely prescribe potentially addictive opioid painkillers for longer than the three-day period recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 7 -- 4 Relationship Saving Tips for Loved Ones of Chronic Pain Sufferers

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 6 -- What Happened When I Tried Something TOTALLY Different

Puja Rios | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is an in-depth, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into th...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 5 -- 5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Partner (That Won't Hurt a Bit)

Puja Rios | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 4 -- 10 Do's and Dont's When Someone You Love Has a Flare Up

Puja Rios | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

25 Things People With Fibromyalgia Want You To Know

Puja Rios | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

"Me vs. Fibromyalgia" is a biweekly, one-of-a-kind series designed to give readers and warriors affected by Fibromyalgia a comprehensive look into the...

Rethinking the Pain Puzzle

Lillie Rosenthal | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lillie Rosenthal

Rethinking the Pain Puzzle Dr. Lillie Rosenthal www.drlillierosenthal.com Pain is a puzzle to be solved. Pain deserves our attention -- our ...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 3 -- Doc Appointments, You Are Your Own Best Advocate

Puja Rios | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

If you aren't getting the results you're looking for, I encourage you to keep fighting. Keep looking, keep an open mind and don't compromise. If you know you can do more, do it. This condition can be managed and you can live a better life.

Let's Talk: Aren't Health Care Providers Expected to Discuss Medical Reports With Patients?

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Being the architect of legislation to include a patient's dense breast tissue, the strongest predictor of mammography missing cancer, in the patient's...

Policymakers Should Choose Patient Empowerment Over Paternalism

Tony Coelho | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Tony Coelho

We should not be taking this leap backward in the patient-centeredness movement by embracing paternalism over empowerment of patients and people with disabilities. Call on CMS to start over and prioritize building an infrastructure for engagement of patients and people with disabilities so that we are truly advancing policies that balance progress toward a patient-centered health system and overall health costs.

Stop Trying To Please Your Doctor

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

The doctor-patient relationship is a partnership. We're a team in helping you stay healthy or get healthier. So please stop trying to please your doctor by letting us think you are the "perfect" patient. It is compromising your care.