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Fibromyalgia has central nervous system origins

Fibromyalgia is the second most common rheumatic disorder behind osteoarthritis and, though still widely misunderstood, is now considered to be a lifelong central nervous system disorder, which is responsible for amplified pain that shoots through the body in those who suffer from it.

Health Canada mandates warning sticker on all prescription opioids

Starting in October, all prescription opioids must carry a warning sticker about potential adverse effects and pharmacists will be required to provide information handouts to consumers about the potent narcotics. It is the first time the federal government has issued regulations requiring a warning sticker and a patient handout for a medicine dispensed by a pharmacy.

Saunas may be linked to lower stroke risk

Taking frequent saunas may be linked to a lower risk of stroke, according to a study published an online issue of Neurology The study was conducted in Finland, where saunas originated and nearly every home has one.
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Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer

A practical book written for both health professionals and the layperson, this guide deconstructs common myths about the use of massage in cancer treatment.

Reviewing literature that shows cancer to be caused by genetic mutation and the influence of hormones, the opening discussion emphasizes that mechanical action such as massage does not break tumors open or cause them to spread. The book purports that the real medical issues for massage therapists center on ameliorating the discomfort of treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

The topics covered include massage in hospitals, in respite care, for the dying, and for exhausted caregivers, with appendices summarizing research on oncology patients and massage. >> Order Now!

Frequently asked questions on clinical record keeping

Sound record keeping helps both the practitioners and the patients within the continuum of care. It provides insight into the patient’s health history and treatment plans, offers documented proof of the progress of your treatments, and improves consistency and efficiency in patient care. When kept properly, patient records are a goldmine of opportunities for personal and professional success. » Learn more