From vaccinations to climate change, getting science wrong has very real consequences.
But journal articles, a primary way science is communicated in academia, are a different format to newspaper articles or blogs and require a level of skill and undoubtedly a greater amount of patience.
Here is a description and explanation of many of the most used Pilates exercises. They overlap with the Alexander Technique and require no special equipment.
The Nine Pilates Controlology Introductory Exercises…
Key words: The Relaxation, and Alexander Technique “Inhibiting”, Pilates Relaxation exercises, relaxation techniques, scripts, Alexander Technique”,
Top 15 posts of 2016 on EDSinfo
Looking at the most-read posts of the year, I notice the top 5 are warnings particularly important for people with EDS:
- medication metabolism,
- steroid injections,
- physical therapy
Of the next most popular articles, most give more information about pain, especially the headaches that come with EDS. Continue reading
The following resources can be used to help you find mental health treatment services, including affordable treatment for those without insurance, in your community.
Mental Health America’s fact sheet “Finding the Right Care” and some of the sites listed below provide detailed information to help you choose a mental health professional and to enable you to better understand treatment options and the treatment process.
Sites providing specialized treatment referrals for specific illnesses also include considerable information about the specific illness. Continue reading
Misusing statistics is one of the most powerful ways to lie.
The CDC did exactly this to justify their opioid prescribing guidelines:
- CDC may have over-counted opioid overdoses
- A Reviewer’s Analysis of the Draft CDC Guidelines
- Lies, Damned Lies, and Overdose Statistics
By using bad (miscounted, misused) data, they show frightening statistics that lead to utterly wrong conclusions. This article shows exactly how illusions of meaning are created. Continue reading
BeSafeRx: Know Your Online Pharmacy > Know Your Online Pharmacy – site is maintained by the US FDA.
Fake online pharmacies can manipulate their websites to appear legitimate, so checking the pharmacy’s license through your state board of pharmacy (or equivalent state agency) is an important step to know whether you are using a safe and legal online pharmacy.
Choose your state from the list below to go to your state board of pharmacy’s license database.
The links to databases provided below are maintained by your state agency. Continue reading
- Number of deaths: 2,596,993
- Population: 318,900,000
- Death rate: 821.5 deaths per 100,000 population
- Total Deaths per day: 7,115
In 2014, more than 14,000 people died from overdoses involving prescription opioids (38/day).
However, 42,773 people died as a result of suicide.
Headache: Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
I created a search on PubMed to find the most recent applicable articles on the Intracranial Hypertension that might be causing my horrible headaches. Now I realize my headache is more likely to be cervigogenic.
I’m posting them in case anyone else is interested. I chose most of them to be free full text, but a few are just abstracts. Continue reading
The endogenous system of opioid receptors (μ MOR,κ KOR, and, δ DOR) is well known for its analgesic potential, but each receptor initiates different effects.
Below are quick descriptions of each:
Here are some excellent books written by people who have personally experienced chronic pain, either in themselves or loved ones.
These are mostly from the Pains Project :
- Life Disrupted by Laurie Edwards
- A Nation in Pain by Judy Foreman
- Inside Chronic Pain by Lous Heshusius
- A Pained Life by Carol Levy
- Needless Suffering by David Nagel
- The Pain Chronicles by Melanie Thernstrom
- The Painful Truth by Lynn Webster
Please feel free to suggest others that belong on this list.