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Survey: Half of those with chronic disease suffer from chronic sleep problems

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Results from a new survey released Monday of 5,256 PatientsLikeMe members who live day to day with life-changing conditions found that nearly one-third of respondents never (5%) or rarely (25%) get a good night’s sleep. Nearly half (44%) wake up a lot during the night every night, or almost every night.

The survey also found that sleep problems for the group are chronic, with more than half (53%) saying their sleep problems have lasted for more than a year. 

“It’s challenging enough to live with a condition that affects your day-to-day life, but now on top of that we’ve uncovered a hidden burden that has a major impact on patients’ well being,” stated PatientsLikeMe research and development director Paul Wicks.

The survey offers a glimpse into the sleep experiences of patients with chronic illnesses and is part of a broader study of sleep issues that PatientsLikeMe has conducted over the last five years.

 

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MusclePharm launching line developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger into GNC

BY Michael Johnsen

DENVER — MusclePharm on Monday announced that its Arnold Series, a new line of nutritional supplements developed by Arnold Schwarzenegger, will launch today on GNC.com and on Oct. 1, in GNC stores.

"GNC was the clear choice to launch the Arnold Series as they share our commitment to healthy living and they are such a highly-regarded retailer of health, wellness and sports nutrition products," state Brad Pyatt, founder and CEO, MusclePharm. "Arnold Schwarzenegger is idolized by fitness enthusiasts across the country so we turned to GNC with their large retail footprint to make the Arnold Series widely accessible."

MusclePharm’s Arnold Series consists of eight sports nutrition products.


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Game show host Chuck Woolery enters retail pain relief industry

BY Jason Owen

CAMPTON, Ky. — Chuck Woolery, TV personality and game show host, has recently acquired a minority stake in Nature’s Health Connection, Inc., the makers of Australian Dream Arthritis Pain Relief Cream.

Mr. Woolery, who has recently appeared as a spokesperson in a radio commercial campaign for the pain relief cream, began using Australian Dream to treat his own minor arthritis pain. Mr. Woolery was so satisfied by the results he experienced with product, he decided to invest in the company.

Australian Dream is a topical pain relief cream that works with your body’s natural pain relief process, vasodilation, to relieve the aches and pains of arthritis. Unlike most other topical pain relievers on the market, Australian Dream is odorless, does not burn, and leaves no greasy feeling behind. Nature’s Health Connection is so confident in the product’s effectiveness, they back it with an Empty Jar Guarantee — a confidence that Chuck Woolery shares.


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