Celeste Cooper

Bio

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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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for kidney disease and require close monitoring, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at 813 people with rheumatoid arthritis and an equal number of people without the condition. Over ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Milk may be a useful weapon against arthritis of the knee for women, but the same can't be said for yogurt or cheese, a new study says.

    The more low-fat or fat-free milk women drank, the slower the progression of osteoar...Full Article

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    The type of doctor(s) should we see if we think we have fibromyalgia has been under debate because fibromyalgia has been thought of as a rheumatic disorder. However, newer research suggests fibromyalgia is a central nervous system disorder that affects the immune, metabolic, and autonomic systems...Read More
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    Allergy in general has been linked to fibromyalgia. The most important thing to consider regarding food allergies is to identify those that make our symptoms worse. Once that is done, it is important to eliminate those foods from our diet. In some cases, your doctor may refer you to an allergy sp...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adults whose parents were addicted to alcohol or drugs are at increased risk for arthritis, a new Canadian study contends.

    Researchers looked at more than 13,000 adults and found about 20 percent had been diagnosed with arthritis. More than 14 pe...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form of arthritis, according to a new study.

    Previous research has associated gout with an increased risk of early death. This study examined how ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- CT scans can help detect gout that's been missed by the current standard testing method, a new study suggests.

    Gout is a common and painful form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. The standard test -- called needle aspi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Otezla (apremilast) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis, a condition associated with the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis.

    Most people develop psoriasis first and are subsequ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedic Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the population ages, more and more older people might need to have their hip joints replaced. But how old is too old to undergo the surgery?

    According to a new study, patients in their 90s who need total hip replacement can have results compa...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Rheumatology:

    FRIDAY, March 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The closer in length your ring and index fingers are, the greater your risk of developing severe knee osteoarthritis that requires total knee replacement, a new study claims.

    Researchers examined the hands of more than 14,500 middle-aged and older...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Four out of five teens suffering from juvenile fibromyalgia will continue to have pain and other symptoms in adulthood, a new study finds.

    About half of these children will end up as grown-ups with full-blown adult fibromyalgia, the researcher...Full Article

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    Dry mouth and eyes has been associated with both chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia. Symptoms of dry mucous membranes are also prevalent in several conditions known to have a close association, such as Sjögren's and hypothyroidism.

    How does this affect cavities? Saliva, which is p...Read More
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    Celeste Cooper answered:
    Dizziness can be a symptom of many things and is taken care of by treating the underlying cause.

    There are several conditions that coexist with FM and CFS that can cause lightheadedness. Even more significant is research that suggests both POTS and NMH occur more frequently in chronic fatigue syndrome...Read More
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    Allergies are prevalent in both chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and there has been suggestions that patients with both of these disorders are at higher risk for food sensitivities. We are uncertain as to exactly how food sensitivity, including gluten intolerance, may affect each individual...Read More
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    According to 2004 statistics, approximately five million Americans have fibromyalgia. However, awareness of this condition over the past decade has risen greatly. It is suspected that more men are affected than originally thought so the statistics on gender 7:1 (female to male) could change. This...Read More