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CBT Decreases Resting Brain Activity of Patients with Comorbid Insomnia and Fibromyalgia

Published: April 9th, 2013

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been used for the treatment of mood disorders and chronic conditions for a long time. Individuals suffering from chronic pain syndromes have been shown to […]

Is Recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Possible?

Published: March 27th, 2013

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a multifaceted and complex condition characterized by debilitating fatigue, impairments in concentration, and musculoskeletal pain. About 5 years ago, the UK government issued funding for […]

Research, Education, & Patient Care

Published: March 27th, 2013

Is Alcohol Consumption Associated With Less Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

Published: March 20th, 2013

We’ve known for years that drinking a couple glasses of red wine a week can decrease our risk of heart disease, stroke, and may even reduce our risk for diabetes. […]

How Does 2D4D Predict Knee Osteoarthritis?

Published: March 15th, 2013

2D4D is not the name of Han Solo’s (Star Wars) robot sidekick but represents the length ratio of index to ring finger. Interestingly, this ratio predicts the occurrence of knee osteoarthritis […]

New Fibromyalgia Lab Test Available!

Published: March 14th, 2013

In a study of 110 patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and 91 healthy donors peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were collected and exposed to mitogenic activators PHA or PMA in combination […]

Vibration helps reduce pain in chronic sufferers, UF researchers find

Published: March 11th, 2011 Rubbing or massaging is often an instinctive response to pain. Now researchers have found that another kind of touch, vibration, can also help reduce certain types of pain by […]

Fibromyalgia patients may benefit from cough remedy, UF study finds

Published: May 9th, 2005

Dextromethorphan, an over-the-counter medication that silences coughs, may help fibromyalgia patients quiet over-reacting nerves that amplify ordinary touches into agony. A University of Florida study documents, for the first time, […]

Weigh options to risky painkillers, expert says

Published: February 27th, 2005

A University of Florida rheumatologist who specializes in treating a number of chronic pain conditions is urging physicians and their patients to carefully consider all the alternatives before using drugs […]

UF researchers garner NIH grants to study fibromyalgia

Published: April 8th, 2004

The cause of fibromyalgia, a common syndrome characterized by severe fatigue and heightened sensitivity to muscle and tissue pain, has evaded easy explanation. Now University of Florida researchers will use […]