By Sheila Johnson

Stuck In A Trap
For Darlene Roberts, a quiet force domestic from paintings grew to become out to be the tip of the line while a stranded motorist flagged her down. once she stopped, Darlene was once forcibly dragged from her motor vehicle and viciously thrown to the floor, certain with cords and tightly gagged. A moment attacker stepped into the scene, a lady in a hood and a masks. . ..

Hunted Like An Animal
In the resultant fight, the woman's masks slipped off, revealing the face of Darlene's husband's ex-wife, Barbara Ann Roberts. Darlene broke away, operating for her existence. The couple pursued her throughout a box until eventually they discovered her hiding within the grass. A shotgun used to be aimed--and fired--point clean. Later, Darlene was once chanced on floating in a pond. . .

Dead within the Water
Who fired the deadly shot? The sour ex-wife? Or her lover and companion, millionaire neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Schiess III? just one of them will be convicted of homicide during this disturbingly twisted story of fans, cheaters, and killers in a small Alabama city. . .

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In effect, pain has become the conceptualjustification for rheumatology. More than anything else, this fact accounts for rheumatology's imprecisely defined professional jurisdiction, relatively inglorious history marked by only modest therapeutic successes, and lack of prestige relative to many other medical specialties. The professional limitations of rheumatology, therefore, are largely a result of the profession's close association with pain, its explanation, and its treatment. For example, because pain falls within rheumatology'S jurisdiction, the subfield has found itself historically and contemporarily facing a mass of patien t referrals that share, wi th any certain ty, only one thing-the subjective experience of bodily pain.

Researchers claim that Fiv[S is characterized by single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) images that show decreased blood flow to a location in the brain involved in nociception (Mountz et al. 1995). This research is criticized as being riddled with methodological flaws, most centrally involving the selection of appropriate controls (Abeles 1998). Research has yet to compare patients with FMS with other chronic pain patients. It is unclear, therefore, ifthe observed SPECT alterations are unique to FMS or common to pain states more generally.

Another critic noted that the diagnosis is effectively meaningless in the Amish context, because these individuals will notjoin support groups that perpetuate a sense of common misery, seek to have their disability affirmed, and generally "turn a common symptom into a remunerative industry" (Ehrlich 2003: 1666). In the minds of critics, this study merely found that tl1e Amish have a high number of tender points, which is not to say they are a part of what we understand, either socially or medically, to be the FMS phenomenon.

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