This show is about fibromyalgia, a condition that affects and disables thousands of men and women in the USA. Dr. Gracer interviews Dr. Beth Hodges concerning new surveys, which show how severely sufferers of this common problem are affected and how much the general public knows about this problem. Dr. Gracer then reviews other important facts about this condition and some of the other treatable medical problems that can cause the same symptoms.
More about Dr. Beth Hodges: Dr. Hodges is a passionate advocate for patient awareness. She is an associate clinical professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine and member of the American Academy of Family Practice, North Carolina Medical Society and American Medical Association. She also publishes academic works frequently.
More about Penney Cowan: Penney Cowan, a fibromyalgia sufferer, is the CEO of ACPA (American Chronic Pain Association ) which she founded in 1980. Over the past 30 years, Cowan has been an advocate and consumer representative for pain issues. She is the author of Patient or Person, Living With Chronic Pain, published by Gardner Press.