Every morning I sit down at my computer and go directly to my e-mail. Usually much has transpired since I last checked in (because my “morning” is most people’s afternoon). I subscribe to many heath & wellness site newsletters – WebMD, ProHealth, Everyday Health, etc.. Most newsletters come once a month, and I am always anxious to check out the article headlines to see what I am going to read first.
This morning I found ProHealth’s June newsletter, Fibromyalgia HealthWatch. I have read many interesting Fibromyalgia articles on ProHealth. That is where I learned of the Fibromyalgia Wellness Project. I think they do a great job interviewing important people and sharing pertinent information. A lot of their articles are excerpts from books that they sell in the ProHealth bookstore. I have yet to purchase a book from them because information on Fibromyalgia is so fluid and ever-changing, I think newsletters and online resources keep me more current. Here are some highlights of the Fibromyalgia articles in their newsletter this month.
Excerpted from Dr. Pellegrino’s very popular book Fibromyalgia: Up Close and Personal.* Dr. Pellegrino has seen more than 20,000 FM patients in his practice at the Ohio Rehab Center, and has been a fibromyalgia patient himself since childhood.
Claudia Craig Marek, MA, is an FM patient, medical assistant to Paul St. Amand, MD, a specialist in FM patient counseling, and author of The First Year – Fibromyalgia. Claudia has counseled FM patients for some 20 years, and is co-author with Dr. St. Amand of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia and other books.
A concise explanation of what fibromyalgia is and is not – suitable to print out for your family, friends, and doctors – by NFA co-founder and ‘expert patient’ Karen Lee Richards.
These are just a few of the many articles in the June newsletter, and that is why I am signed up to receive newsletters from many different resources – The National Fibromyalgia Association, American Pain Foundation, The Chopra Center, etc.. They take the time to put their articles into bullet points – easy to digest reading – and then I get to chose what interests me and what I am going to take the time to read. It is a great way to stay informed and educated.
So that is my recommendation to you – sign up for newsletters! I do not receive spam, only what I register for, and if you sign up for one and find it does not interest you, it is just as easy to remove yourself from their list. But on the other hand, if you really aren’t interested in finding newsletters in your e-mail each morning, keep coming back here, because I am certain to report on what I find to be relevant and beneficial. Hey… maybe I should start my own Fibromyagia newsletter!