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Chronic Fatigue Treatment: How to Get Your Energy Level Back on Track

Chronic Fatigue Treatment: How to Get Your Energy Level Back on Track

If you’re suffering from the syndrome known as chronic fatigue, treatment can vary—no surprise, considering that the condition itself is so mysterious. Before we get into management of chronic fatigue syndrome, consider the genesis of how we define it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bases its description of

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

Finding Help for Fibromyalgia

In the world of medicine, fibromyalgia is a relatively new disease. The first controlled study that validated the symptoms of fibromyalgia was published in 1981, and the American Pain Society issued the first treatment guidelines for fibromyalgia in 2005.

What is fibromyalgia? Lisa Witkin, MD, a pain medicine specialist at Weill

Prolonged Use of PPIs Questioned

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are taken to reduce the pain of heartburn, peptic ulcers, and to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. Once available only by prescription, they are now sold over-the-counter under such brand names as Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. They are generally meant to be taken

Treatment is Available to Ease Your Chronic Pain

Persistent pain is a devastating condition that affects as many as 90 million Americans. Unlike short-term, acute pain—the kind that happens when you sprain an ankle—persistent pain may last for months, or even years. Whether the source of your suffering is arthritis, back pain, or nerve pain, it is important

7 Steps to Lower Blood Pressure

Hypertension is a powerful risk factor for stroke and heart attack, especially in women. Many women are diagnosed with hypertension in their mid-50s, especially if they have a family history. Many of my patients ask me how they might avoid taking prescription drugs for their blood pressure—and many can do

Easing the Burden of Living with Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see What You Can Do). It often takes time and patience to overcome. However, while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, an MGH expert points out that there are commonsense steps you can take that

Can’t Sleep? Here’s How to Beat Insomnia

Can’t Sleep? Here’s How to Beat Insomnia

Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:

Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep

Almost a quarter of the U.S. population meets the strict diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder, in which

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