Fibromyalgia Comfort Group forming at ALMH
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A Fibromyalgia Comfort Group is forming at Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital. The first meeting of this new comfort
group is scheduled at noon on Nov. 10 in ALMH Conference Room C, in
Attendees may bring lunch or come a few minutes early and buy
lunch in the hospital cafeteria. Future group meetings are
tentatively scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month at
This first meeting will serve to identify members of the
community who are looking for a comfort group to help them cope with
their diagnosis and find solutions for aspects of their life they
may be having trouble with due to the fibromyalgia symptoms.
Attendees will be able to share ideas of information topics relevant
to them, as well as speakers they are interested in asking to attend
a future session.
Community member Tara Hennessy is leading the coordination of the
Please call ALMH at (217) 732-2161, ext. 405, with questions.
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Fibromyalgia syndrome is a widespread musculoskeletal pain and
fatigue disorder for which the cause is still unknown. Fibromyalgia
means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons -- the soft fibrous
tissues in the body. More women than men are afflicted with the
syndrome. It shows up in people of all ages.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a community-based general
hospital. ALMH focuses on the mission to be the "Best Rural Hospital
in America" by providing state-of-the-art facilities for the vast
majority of health care needs. ALMH is a 10-year affiliate of the
Memorial Health System of Springfield. For more information on the
services provided, please visit
www.ALMH.org or call (217) 732-2161.
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