ANAHEIM, Calif.—The digital and print edition of the latest issue of Fibromyalgia AWARE magazine is now available from the National Fibromyalgia Association.
In this issue’s cover story, “A Farewell to Tender Points,” two top fibromyalgia experts offer two opposing viewpoints on the proposed new diagnostic criteria.
In his article, “Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bathwater,” Dr. Robert Bennett writes, “Omitting ‘undue sensitivity to touch’ from any diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia will, in my opinion, disparage one seminal feature that is the essence of fibromyalgia.” Bennett is one of the pioneers in fibromyalgia research, and most recently retired as Professor of Medicine and Nursing at Oregon Health and Science University.
“Time to Move Forward” by Dr. Daniel Clauw, Director of the University of Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, responds, “I see no place for performing a tender point count in clinical practice in 2010 … Although the 1990 ACR criteria have been tremendous in achieving their intended purpose of standardizing research into fibromyalgia, in some ways these criteria have actually hurt the credibility of fibromyalgia.”
Other feature articles in Vol. 23 include:
Tips to help you win your long-term disability case
The scoop on music therapy—and how it can help manage pain
Ideas for fibro-friendly travel
FM in the workplace: Keeping your career in reach
Stress reduction at the cellular level
Escape from allergies
And much more
Fibromyalgia AWARE is the first consumer magazine published especially for people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain disorders. Established in 2002, each issue of Fibromyalgia AWARE is filled with the latest research, symptom-management techniques, and lifestyle tips.
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