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Fibromyalgia Latin for “Muscle Fiber Pain”

fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Latin for “Muscle Fiber Pain”

The location of the nine paired tender points that comprise the 1990 American College of Rheumatology criteria for fibromyalgia.

The first thing I think about when I hear the dreaded diagnosis is something one of my professors in pharmacy school used to talk about at least once

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Glycation of Sugars

Glycation of sugars

Glycation of Sugars

One of the most important and under-recognized causes of accelerated aging is a chemical process called “glycation” (also known as “glycosylation”). Best thought of as a reaction between sugar and protein (and sometimes fat). Glycation can be thought of as a type of caramelization, a candy making technique that creates a characteristic

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Most Notorious of Statin Induced Symptoms

The heart and statins

Most Notorious of Statin Induced Symptoms

If you’re one of the tens of millions of Americans taking a statin drug you should know that yet another study was released yesterday, this one published online in the venerable Journal of the American Medical Association, implicating these best-selling billion-dollar babies in the development of muscle weakness and

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The Power of the Prostaglandin

Prostaglandin

The Power of the Prostaglandin

By Jfdwolff, via Wikimedia Commons

Perhaps the most important chemicals in the body are a group of compounds that almost no one has heard of. They’re called prostaglandins (they were first discovered in the prostate gland) and they’re the most prominent of the hormone family known as eicosanoids.

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Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia and Brain Chemistry

Restless Legs Syndrome sleep patterns

Restless Legs Syndrome, Insomnia and Brain Chemistry

A story today May 7, 2013 in Neuroscience News at MedicalXpress.com reads:

Johns Hopkins researchers believe they may have discovered an explanation for the sleepless nights associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS), a symptom that persists even when the disruptive, overwhelming nocturnal urge to move the

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