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Celebrate the 20th National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on May 12th!

We, at the NFA, are so excited for this special 20th anniversary of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day! It all started here at the NFA back in 1998, when our founders, Lynne Matallana and Karen Lee Richards, set out to get as many cities, counties and states as possible to proclaim May 12th as Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. ...

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May 12, 2016 is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

First, a little bit of education... Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that affects approximately 10 million Americans and is more commonly diagnosed in women. Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic, widespread pain that extends over large areas of the body. Unfortunately, Fibromyalgia also presents with a wide variety of other symptoms, including fatig...

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Managing Arthritis

An estimated 1 in 5 adults (46 million) and 1 in 250 children (294,000) are diagnosed annually with arthritis in the United States. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the prevalence of arthritis will increase to 67 million adults by 2030. More than 100 inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions are categorized as...

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