Summary of the 2013 AHA/ACC Cholesterol Recommendations

 Heart healthy lifestyle habits are the most important foundation of disease prevention. However, despite many of our patients’ best efforts, their elevated cholesterol levels will put them at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Additionally, many of our patients already suffer from atherosclerotic vascular disease (AVSCD) including stroke, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and coronary heart […]

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Fibromyalgia

Introduction Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, diffuse tenderness and fatigue. The word “fibromyalgia” comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).1, 3 Fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, a medical condition that impairs the joints and/or soft tissues […]

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Pain Algorithms

      While there are no all-inclusive algorithms, one can easily be created to meet your needs based on the consensus of your hospital departments. Consider input from multidisciplinary departments such as PT / OT, Orthopedics, Neurology, Psychology, Radiology and Pharmacy.  Some examples and templates for pain management algorithms can be found on the […]

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