Healthline T.V. airs Fibro program

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cct, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. cct

    cct Member

    Hi everyone,

    Some of you may have already seen this program on the Comcast Entertainment Television (CET) channel, but if you have not, it is worth watching. It may even be worth recording so that you can share it with friends and family.

    "Heathline" is a television program that addresses health topics. Today they discussed Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and Pain.

    The show is hosted by Kevin Soden, M.D.

    Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum was the guest during the first half of the 30 minute show and Bernard Filner, M.D. was the guest for the second half.

    Of course, Dr. Teitelbaum discussed Fibro & Fatigue Centers, but he also discussed the difference between Fibro and Depression. He threw out some very big numbers in describing the amount of people who are effected by this disease (millions and millions of people, he said something like 25 million). And he repeatedly mentioned the importance of finding a doctor who has an understanding of this disease; He said that a general practitioner or a family practitioner probably will not have the necessary medical knowledge.

    The second half of the program was dedicated to pain management in general, as well as pain management for Fibro. Dr. Filner was the guest speaker on this topic.

    At the end of the program, Dr. Soden directed people to the National Fibromyalgia Association for more information.