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Interviews with experts on the latest news about fibromyalgia and chronic pain, hosted by Jan Chambers, president of the National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association

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For decades, debate has raged over whether fibromyalgia (FM) is a real medical disease. Dr. Bruce Gillis talks about research at the University of Illinois at Chicago that shows what's happening with the immune system in FM.... more

Why do people with fibromyalgia (FM) avoid bright lights and watching TV in the dark? Does light sensitivity (photophobia) affect the brains of people with FM? To help discover answers to these question, the "Light: A Window to Pain in the... more

Join us as author Elizabeth Christy talks about her just-released book Why Does Mommy Hurt? When Elizabeth tried to find a book to explain her pain to her son, she couldn't find one. So she wrote one herself! Insights, questions, and... more

Host Jan Chambers, president and founder of the NFMCPA, will be talking with special guest, C. Jessie Jones, PhD, Professor and Chair of Health Science and Founder and Director of California State University, Fullerton's Fibromyalgia &... more

TIME: 9:00 am PST/12:00 pm EST Host Jan Chambers, president and founder of the NFMCPA, will be chatting with special guest, Myra Christopher, Director of Pain Action Alliance Initiative: A National Strategy (PAAINS) and the... more

Major holidays like Christmas and Hannukah can be hectic even for the healthiest adult. Getting through them when you have a difficult and often unpredictable condition like fibromyalgia can be especially hard. Our guest for this podcast,... more

What are the differences in cognitive performance between individuals with and without fibromyalgia? What are factors that might be related to better cognitive performance, and does fall risk have to do with it? Barbara Cherry, Ph.D, will... more

The National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association issued a position paper recently that calls for an end to step-therapy or fail-first as insufficient treatment options which needlessly prolong the suffering of fibromyalgia and chronic pain... more