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The latest news on fibromyalgia syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome is posted below in support of Fibromyalgia Network’s mission to educate patients and the media with ad-free reporting.

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Fibro Patients Challenged when Processing Words and Colors

A simple screening test for memory and concentration difficulties may have falsely labeled you as “normal.”

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FDA Approves Cymbalta (duloxetine) to Treat Fibromyalgia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Cymbalta (duloxetine) on June 16 for treating fibromyalgia.

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Are You Becoming Cold-Sensitive?

The quest for humans to escape cold weather during their retirement years may have a physiological basis.

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia Saves Money

This study looks at why the medical costs per year of fibromyalgia patients dropped after being diagnosed.

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Novel Way to Aid Sleep, Relieve Anxiety in Fibromyalgia

Growth hormone secretion from the brain’s hypothalamus-pituitary system is substantially low in one-third of fibromyalgia patients.

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Doctors Respond to New York Times Article

NY Times article questions validity of fibromyalgia and prompts response from medical community.

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Walking, Strengthening Exercises, or Education

You may be wondering: “What form of exercise is best and how do I get started?”

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Heat Tones Down Central Nervous System Pain

Can the application of heat realistically tone down the central nervous system pain that is the hallmark of fibromyalgia?

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Improving Doctor-Patient Relationships

This clinical trial by German doctors demonstrates how doctor-patient relationships can improve with a little education.

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Can Physician Attitudes Influence Symptoms?

Fibromyalgia patients who believe their doctors are serious about treating their symptoms may improve both physically and psychologically.

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