Celeste Cooper

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Celeste Cooper is a blogger and the author of of several self-help books, the Broken Body, Wounded Spirit, Balancing the See Saw of Chronic Pain [Series] and Integrative Therapies for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Myofascial Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, (co-author, Jeff Miller, PhD), and contributing author to Fibromyalgia Insider Secrets: 10 Top Experts. She is also a freelance writer on fibromyalgia and chronic pain, and she is a pain advocate as a participant in the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy (PAINSproject.org). She has a website devoted to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome and other overlapping and invisible pain and illnesses, which also includes helpful links and information on managing and coping with chronic illness. Celeste Cooper is a retired advanced trained registered nurse, who cared for patients and mentored others. She practiced as a clinical and hospital-wide educator, and as a critical care RN, staff development RN, and was board certified in emergency nursing. Celeste wrote and implemented continuing education programs for the Missouri State Board of Nursing and was an affiliate faculty member and Training Center director for the American Heart Association. She was a proud member of the Kansas City Chapter of the American Society of Hospital Education and Training, and the Emergency Nursing Association. She also holds a diploma in Legal Nurse Consulting in paralegal studies. Celeste has experienced personal struggles trials, setbacks, and successes as the result of illness, which she beliefs gives her the empathy necessary to be a patient advocate. She continues to walk that walk, and understands there are times when that road can be narrow, sometimes becoming enmeshed in its surrounding. She now advocates for education, change, awareness, and research, and her goal is to share ways to overcome obstacles and turn “road blocks” into a path full of opportunities.

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    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The painful and often debilitating arthritic condition known as gout may offer patients an unexpected bonus: a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease.

    A new study finds that gout -- or the high uric acid level that drives the inflammatory condition ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working in an awkward position significantly increases the risk of developing low back pain, a new study finds.

    Doing manual labor that involved awkward positions increased the risk of low back pain by eight times. Other significant risk factors i...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says.

    Researchers from University Hospital Zurich looked at how 700 people with this type of arthritis responded ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with recent gut, urinary tract or genital infections may be less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, new research says.

    The findings are "particularly interesting" in light of recent research suggesting that digestive system bacteria m...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

    "At present, we have little concept of 'early' osteoarthritis and often only see people when they have significant, longstanding pain and loss of fu...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals.

    Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders ...Full Article

  • Celeste Cooper - city, MO - Rheumatology
    Celeste Cooper answered:
    In regards to helping symptoms, aerobic exercise is movement that increases your heart rate. Because the heart is a muscular pump, making it work harder improves the strength of the heart walls and makes it more efficient. The heart can eject more oxygen-rich blood to the cells, and poor cellular oxygen...Read More
  • Celeste Cooper - city, MO - Rheumatology
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    Studies on males with fibromyalgia are hard to come by, and that might be why fibromyalgia is often missed in men. Biologically, males are affected differently, according to some experts. However, there is also research to suggest that the pain pathway is the same between the sexes. Hormones and...Read More
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  • Celeste Cooper - city, MO - Rheumatology
    Loved this. Five New Year's Resolutions from an ER Doc
  • Celeste Cooper - city, MO - Rheumatology
    Loved this. Five New Year's Resolutions from an ER Doc
  • Celeste Cooper - city, MO - Rheumatology
    Loved this. Five New Year's Resolutions from an ER Doc
  • Celeste Cooper - city, MO - Rheumatology
    Loved this. Five New Year's Resolutions from an ER Doc