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Pat Anson shares the opinion of several, including mine.
By Pat Anson, Editor An article in a peer-reviewed medical journal that promotes a “new way of thinking” about chronic pain – and its possible ties to childhood trauma -- is stirring some controversy in the fibromyalgia community. In the article, published in The Journal of Family Practice, co-authors Bennet Davis, MD, and Todd Vanderah, PhD, say there may be “psychological reasons” for chronic pain that is not caused by tissue inj...
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This does not explain the patients who have a healthy childhood. 
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Can yoga help chronic pain? Find out what Celeste (that's me) has to say.
Credit: Thinkstock   Chronic pain awareness month and yoga awareness month are the same month (every September), but is there is a deeper connection betwe...
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THE PATIENT’S PLAYBOOK: HOW TO SAVE YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF THOSE YOU LOVE – Celeste’s Book Review
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a retired registered nurse, educator, and author of self-help books for my
fellow pain warriors, I am thrilled to say that fellow author, Leslie D. Michelson,
has done the patient community a great service by giving us “ The Patient’s Playbook: How to
Sa...
As a retired registered nurse, educator, and author of self-help books for my fellow pain warriors, I am thrilled to say that fellow autho...
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Sharing an experience with two of my fav advocate peeps! Ravyn's Doll, a book of extraordinary value to some very important people, our children. +Melissa Swanson 
The author of Ravyn's Doll: How to Explain Fibromyalgia to Your Child, Melissa Swanson, has been a close friend. We met on-line through our endeavors to raise awareness for fibromyalgia. It's true that I mentored her by sharing my knowledge as an author and advocate, but she has taken that ...
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Do your fibro legs deal you fits? Door jams reach out and grab you, leaving mysterious bruises, right? We have come to dub these instances as the fibro effects. But, is there something we can do to minimize the fall out of this trait? Find out at +ProHealth
Celeste Cooper explores the connections between fibromyalgia and foot/ankle/leg pain. - ProHealth.com
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"Could the CDC have seen this coming? In its urgency to get the guidelines adopted, the agency never took a hard look at the unintended consequences the guidelines could have..."
By Pat Anson, Editor In a recent survey of nearly 2,000 pain patients, over two-thirds said their opioid medication has either been reduced or stopped by their doctor since the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines were released. That’s either a remarkable degree of compliance with guidelines that are supposed to be voluntary or a sign they are being rigidly adopted and implemented by physicians, regardless of the impact on patients. ...
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Rolfing® and Chronic Pain: An Update from Expert, Ann M. Matney
September
is “Pain Awareness Month”, so I couldn’t think of a better time to share this
most important update, or unofficial addendum, to our Integrative
Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain book. Expert
at the Rolfing I...
September is “Pain Awareness Month”, so I couldn’t think of a better time to share this most important update, or unofficial addendum, to ...
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"In fact, OxyContin is more similar in chemistry to over-the-counter dextromethorphan (the ‘DM’ in Robitussin DM) than it is to heroin."...
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I cannot say enough good things about this book. It was a pleasure to write a review @PatientsPlaybook for #ChronicIllnessBloggers.
As a retired registered nurse, educator, and author of self-help books for my fellow pain warriors, I am thrilled to say that fellow autho...
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My fast facts for unbelievers. 10 Fast Facts: Fibromyalgia Is Real
http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/library/showarticle.cfm?libid=29408 
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Ravyn’s Doll: How to Explain Fibromyalgia to Your Child by Melissa
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author of Ravyn’s Doll: How to Explain Fibromyalgia to Your Child , Melissa
Swanson, has been a close friend. We met on-line through our endeavors to raise
awareness for fibromyalgia. It’s true that I mentored her by sharing my
knowledge as an author an...
The author of Ravyn's Doll: How to Explain Fibromyalgia to Your Child, Melissa Swanson, has been a close friend. We met on-line through our endeavors to raise awareness for fibromyalgia. It's true that I mentored her by sharing my knowledge as an author and advocate, but she has taken that ...
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Raising awareness for chronic pain, I am honored to say I have been part of the Kansas City patient leadership group since inception and a member of PAINS.
Penney Cowan has lived with chronic pain for most of her life and is the Founder of the American Chronic Pain Association. Her advocacy work is peppered with the creation of innovative projects and programs. Perhaps, one of the most powerful of her ideas was establishing September as Pain ...
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RN, author, fibromyalgia expert at ShareCare.com
Introduction

Toward the end of a twenty-year nursing career in critical care, emergency nursing, and education,  I found that the work I loved so much was no longer possible. My story is typical…

 *Excerpt from the introduction to Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: the Mind-Body Connection. Available here

I now have the privilege of of writing on chronic pain as a Health Pro at Health Central. You can read more about it here or visit me directly, here.

Since this introduction to our first book, I have had the honor of being a volunteer fibromyalgia expert for four years at Sharecare.com an online health forum created by Dr. Mehmet Oz and others.

I have been able to fulfill one of my personal goals to further advocacy by becoming a volunteer participant in the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy. here

I continue to write health books and advocate for all people who suffer with chronic pain or invisible illness. You can read more about my books on my website and about who I am as an author, here. I continue to contribute to articles and journals, and I write a blog here

I started writing to help others, but what I learn is that I help myself. In healing and hope, Celeste

 
Bragging rights
Past advance trained RN, educator and nurse paralegal and present published author five times.
Education
  • Webster University
    BSN Nursing
  • Kaplan University
    Legal Nurse Consulting
  • Creditials
    Past Board Certified Emergency Nurse
  • American Society of Hopital Education and Training
    Past Member
  • State Board of Nursing-Missouri
    Past Continuing Education Program Author
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Gender
Female
Work
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Patient, RN, Author and Chronic Pain Pro at Health Central
Skills
Freelance writing as an RN, author and patient
Employment
  • Health Central
    Chronic Pain Pro, 2015 - present
  • Pain Alliance to Implement a National Strategy
    Participant, 2012 - present
  • Sharecare
    Fibromyalgia Expert, 2011 - 2015
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Previously
Kansas City, MO - Mesa, AZ
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Celeste Cooper's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Cort Johnson empowers ME/CFS patients with access to information and ric...
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The NIH's studies on fibromyalgia are heavy on mind/body and alternative health treatments and light on pathophysiology

Cort is excellent at keeping up with the news and simplifying complex co...
www.cortjohnson.org

What lab tests make a difference in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. You tell us!

Celeste Cooper
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Sharecare profile of Celeste Cooper, , city, MO, Rheumatology, null. Celeste Cooper is the author of Integrative Therapi...

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Celeste Cooper Blog on Sharecare

Revalidation Update: why doctors who use or promote CBT or GET for ME/CF...
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10 years ago, the Belgian government opened their five treatment centres for ME/CFS, the so-called reference centres, to cure 70% of ME/CFS

Public Information Events for ME
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Public Information Events for ME | 98FM: Dublin's Best Music Mix

Fake Smile Equals Lower Stress
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"The world always looks brighter from behind a smile." -- Author Unknown It can be easy during our rushed and hectic days to focus on proble

Dr. Oz: How to Treat Chronic Pain Without Drugs
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Want to manage chronic pain without drugs? Try alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage.

Think positive – It’s good for your health – - Migraine.com
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Think positive – It’s good for your health – Migraine.com

Mysterious illness links teenage girls along S.A.'s I-10 corridor
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Athletic, active teenage girls who excel in school are not who you would expect to fall victim to a debilitating and difficult to diagnose i

PANDORA Trains 350 Debilitated Patients and Their Family Members to Beco...
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Millions of neuro-endocrine-immune disease patients face multiple challenges and are medically underserved. They lack the resources to pay f

The Train is Moving
agentforchange.blogspot.com

One Agent for Change is the blog of Marly Silverman, a patient advocate and founder of P.A.N.D.O.R.A.-Patient Alliance for Neuroendocrineimm

Wanted: Guest Posters for ME/CFS and FMS Awareness Week
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May 9th-15th is ME/CFS (Myalgic Encaphalomyelitis) Awareness Week, with the 12th being the international day for ME/CFS (Florence Nightingal

Anthony Castelli is more than an attorney. He is a person that cares about you. He dedicates himself to learning about your condition and your situation so he can offer you the best representation. He is not just an attorney, he is an educator and always willing to go the extra mile for you.
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reviewed a year ago
Dr. Karl Hurst-Wicker is now with the Desert Pain Institute in Mesa, AZ. I am so glad he made the move. I was leery since I was starting with a new doctor who was taking Dr. Cho’s place. I was pleasantly surprised. Dr. Karl Hurst-Wicker is knowledgeable and his skills are superior to any other pain doctors I have seen. He understands myofascial pain syndrome, the appropriate treatments, and all other related procedures for conditions that cause chronic pain. It is my pleasure to work with such a compassionate person who listens and takes my complaints seriously. In my 10+ years as pain care consumer, I have never experienced what it means to have a physician who works as a team member to investigate the right treatments for me. He is not only willing to collaborate, he embraces it and puts my outcome above all else so that I can live as productively as possible despite living with daily pain. I appreciate what a difference a team effort can make and I recommend Dr Hurst-Wicker to anyone who lives with chronic pain.
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