Category Archives: evidence based medicine

Fibromyalgia and unnecessary tests: more care is not better care

“He’s (sic) the best physician that knows the worthlessness of most medicines”, Benjamin Franklin This is not a blog about doctor bashing. I have been so fortunate for many decades to have a physician who does not suggest unnecessary tests, is … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia, Evidence Based Medicine and ‘Complementary / Alternative’ Practices

“Question everything”, Maria Mitchell Frustrated that there is not much hope for relief from the usual medical system and its approach to fibromyalgia, many turn for help to practitioners who provide either complementary or alternative medicine (C/AM). The differences between the latter two is an artifical separation since … Continue reading

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