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The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia (Cleveland Clinic Guides)by William Wilke
Synopses & Reviews
Fibromyalgia is a chronic health condition affecting 6 million to 12 million people in the U.S. Though various controversies exist surrounding fibromyalgia, the illness is very real and stress can actually worsen its symptoms.
In The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia, Dr. William Wilke, an expert on the forefront of this elusive disease, presents critical information about the latest scientific studies and progress in fighting fibromyalgia and related conditions. He offers a proven, interdisciplinary medical approach by drawing on other specialties, including womens health and rheumatology. This important resource gives readers the cutting-edge medical guidance Dr. Wilke offers his patients, including:
Book News Annotation:
In this overview for patients, Wilke (Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic) gives plain-language explanations of the science surrounding the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of fibromyalgia, and offers practical advice for everyday life. Conventional therapies are described and alternative therapies and supplements are briefly overviewed, with material summarized in a chart showing how effective each therapy is. There is also information on medication side effects and recommended lifestyle changes. An appendix offers a list of support and information organizations, major medical centers, and organizations related to alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage. A second appendix reviews the history of research on fibromyalgia from the mid-19th century to the present. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
William S. Wilke, MD, is a Staff member in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 1977 after completing a special fellowship in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Dr. Wilke received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette) and he completed an internship and an internal medicine residency at Akron City Hospital.
Dr. Wilke has written numerous journal articles, abstracts, letters and book chapters. Until recently, he served as the associate editor of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. During his career, he has been a member of the American College of Rheumatology, the Cleveland Rheumatism Society, the Ohio Society of Rheumatology, the Ohio Society of Internal Medicine, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, the American Federation for Clinical Research, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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