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Fibromyalgia may be easy to confuse with other conditions

Physicians in Massachusetts who have diagnosed patients with fibromyalgia may have needed to first rule out other conditions. Fibromyalgia is known for being difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other conditions, and people do not always present the same symptoms.

Burn victims face challenges on road to recovery

Massachusetts residents who suffer burns on their bodies have a full plate to deal with when it comes to recovery and recuperation. When a victim has difficulty adjusting to their new appearance and experiences anxiety, this is called body image distress.

The treatment of traumatic burn injuries

Many people in Massachusetts have experienced sunburn or other minor burns from an iron or kitchen utensil. These injuries are terribly painful, but they generally heal and are gone in a few days. A severe or traumatic burn caused by a chemical, explosion or fire can be extremely debilitating or deadly. Such burns are often the result of workplace accidents, vehicle accidents or defective equipment.

Some possible causes for the measles outbreak

The measles virus was considered practically extinguished in the United States since the release of a vaccine several decades, but at least 64 cases of the disease have been confirmed so far in 2015. If this trend continues, medical experts are concerned that the increase will become the worst in nearly 20 years. People in Massachusetts may be surprised to hear that doctors and parents could be to blame for this.

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