Rooks et al1 report that patients with fibromyalgia syndrome experienced a meaningful improvement in physical function and well-being after undergoing a program of aerobic and flexibility exercise, strength training, and a self-help course (the Arthritis Foundation's Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course). This is a finding with important treatment implications for this difficult-to-treat syndrome.
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