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Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, the default diagnoses

In Blogby Maryellen

No matter how much research you might have done on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or Fibromyalgia, you likely turned up a lot of conflicting opinions. At one time, they were thought to be birthed from “the yuppie flu” epidemic in the 80’s, or the presence of Epstein Barr in your blood, or due to autoimmune disease, or even from system-wide trauma, like a car accident. There are no medical tests that prove you have these …

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Are your kids at risk for sports injuries?

In Blogby Maryellen

It’s common to watch a professional sports game and see unfortunate injuries take place.  They practice hard and they play hard – it’s almost expected as part of the risk professional athletes take on. But what about our kids? Are they playing just one sport, year round, on different teams? In their sport, do they use a part of their body repetitively, like a pitching arm? Do they skip ‘rest and recovery’ days because of …

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Jamie Hartigan

In Local Athleteby Maryellen

Meet Jamie Hartigan Ever since I was little, I have been enamored with cheerleading. There was just something about how they could throw people up in the air and catch them perfectly. When I was 12 years old, I decided I was going to try it. As soon as I stepped onto the spring board floor, the spark inside me lit up. Cheer became my life. After two years, I excelled immensely. By the age …