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Do you have one last getaway planned before summer comes to an end? With school and fall right around the corner, now is a great time to getaway for one last break. However, easy-going vacations can turn stressful in the blink of an eye. One minute you are enjoying yourself by the beach or pool and the next minute you have had a bought of vacation stress. If this has happened to you, know you're not alone. ...

It is no coincidence “water” is found in the word watermelon. This thirst-quenching fruit provides you with fluid, vitamins and electrolytes, which help fight off dehydration. Try these tasty ideas to help you stay hydrated this summer with watermelon...

We are all on one, at least we try to be--a grocery budget! At the beginning of the month, you might sit down and write out a plan. Then, the month goes on and our beautifully designed grocery budget is blown out of the water. Grocery shopping on a budget isn't easy. I won’t lie, this skill takes discipline, self-control, saying “no” to the kids and also to yourself. But, if you follow the tips below it will give you guidelines to staying on a budget and getting in those foods that are higher in nutrition! ...

Fire up the grill! Spring is here, and with the warmer weather comes a perfect opportunity to gather outdoors with friends and family. But, don’t let this season of potlucks and picnics derail you from achieving your weight loss and pain management goals. Here are some ways to stay on track and avoid extra fat, calories and sugar this barbecue season:...

Chronic pain treatment has changed in recent years. Pain management doctors are beginning to use more holistic, patient-centered treatment plans to manage pain symptoms. This shift shows a different approach to pain management that considers the whole patient, with an emphasis on health and wellness. Understanding this approach can help you learn more about your own chronic pain diagnosis and ways to control your pain levels. ...

Low back pain is one of the most common complaints from adults today. Estimates say that almost 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. When this pain is chronic, though, it can begin to cause more problems, including decreased mobility and wellness. Use these simple exercises for low back pain daily to help decrease pain and increase wellness. ...

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? According to Psychology Today, more than 43 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness or condition. Mental health conditions can affect anyone, but those with chronic pain are particularly at-risk for conditions like depression and anxiety. ...

What is chronic pain? This is a question many may find themselves asking after their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. We all experience pain at some point. But for some, this pain is persistent. ...

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies show that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t. Keep reading to learn more about how to reduce pain with exercise....

Inflammation can be a big contributor to pain, causing damage in the body and preventing daily activities. Our diets can play a big role in helping our bodies fight inflammation and pain. Compounds called antioxidants, found in many common foods, can help reduce inflammation and damage-causing free radicals. ...