16 April 2012

#HAWMC post #16

Since I really have a focus on three specific issues, I created Pinboards for all three. Trying to pick 3 things in general would be too hard. At the moment, I have 3 items on each but I know I will end up with more. My three boards are Autoimmune Arthritis, Chronic Pain, and Fibromyalgia. Descriptions (except for 4RATalk) come from the respective sites.

4RATalk (www.4ratalk.com) is a support group for people affected by rheumatoid arthritis (one of the types of autoimmune arthritis diseases) as well as other types of arthritis. The group there is amazing! They are close knit, friendly, and have a good bit of info there. As a member of the mod/admin team, I am a bit prejudiced but they really are wonderfully supportive!

Show Us Your Hands
Inflammatory arthritis hands are a visible sign of the enormous strength of people who experience so much pain, that their hands are literally being pulled out of shape.

We are proud of our hands. They have endured a lot, and they will continue to endure even more.

We will never be ashamed of our hands, no matter what they look like!

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day(WAAD) is aimed at bringing global  awareness while learning more about your disease and ways to manage it best.  WAAD will begin when the 1st world time zone strikes midnight and will end when the last world time zone strikes midnight of the 21st. Register NOW and receive notification of the official schedule, programs, organizations that will be involved, vendor discounts, a chance to submit YOUR OWN story for featuring during WAAD and MORE! Join us any time during May 20th, 2012 to celebrate awareness and bringing attention to the Autoimmune Arthritis Diseases! 

Founded in 1997, the American Pain Foundation (APF) is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that serves people affected by pain. APF speaks out for people living with pain, caregivers, health care providers and allied organizations, working together to dismantle the barriers that impede access to quality pain care for all.

PainLive is the official Website for the publication Pain Management. The mission of PainLive and the publication is to provide pain professionals with the resources and information they need to provide the best patient care.

We will be covering every angle of the pain management practice, from new technology to treatment advances to important regulatory decisions. PainLive.com adds features and tools not possible with print, such as social media feeds, blogs, video interviews with key opinion leaders on PainLive TV, and live coverage from major pain meetings. As we move ahead, we will continually look for new and better ways to deliver pain management news as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is an exciting time for pain research and treatment, and we look forward to being your link to everything in pain management.

PainLive is the most comprehensive portal on the Web for today's busy healthcare professional.

Pain Treatment Topics
The mission of Pain Treatment Topics is to provide access to news, information, research, and education relating to the causes and effective management of pain. Along with that, we are dedicated to offering contents that are evidence-based, unbiased, non-commercial, and comply with the highest standards and principles of accrediting and other oversight organizations.

Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP) with Devin Starlanyl

This site describes two medical conditions which often occur together: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain. Chronic Myofascial Pain was previously called Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

These conditions are clearly clinical disorders, and as they share symptoms with so many other disorders, are currently among the most misdiagnosed of ailments.

We hope that this information will help people get more information about these illnesses so as to better their chances of accurate diagnosis and improved therapy.

HCPLive is the preeminent destination for physicians, pharmacists, managed care executives, and other healthcare professionals who are looking for tools, techniques, and information that can help them provide better care. Our unique content is organized by specialty, by publication, and by audience, and it includes features from the print journals MDNG, Oncology Net Guide, Oncology Nurses, and MDNG: Hospitalist, Oncology & Biotechnology News, Pharmacy Times, The American Journal of Managed Care, Cardiology Review, as well as the online site for Physicians Money Digest, PMDLive, among other clinical and professional publications. At HCPLive, you'll find all the information from the print publications and a host of additional features, including CME and CE courses, web exclusives, blogs from healthcare experts, patient perspectives, seminars, videos, and more.

The Spoon Theory written by Christine Miserandino
This is Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability. Christine has lupus, but her story of life with disability and sickness also applies to fibromyalgia. It actually applies to chronic pain and autoimmune arthritis as well.

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