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We all know exercise, stress management and a good night's sleep are crucial to fighting fatigue. Yet, we shouldn't forget our eating habits also profoundly and directly impact our energy levels. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked diet and energy-related questions and ways to avoid that 3 p.m. slump...

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Pain can be related to stress when we focus too much on the outside world. Shifting the focus from the outside world to the inner mind and body has piqued the interest of the scientific research community in recent years, resulting in hundreds of studies conducted on the use of meditation as a treatment for chronic pain. As a result, meditation practices have gained respect as a legitimate alternative chronic pain management treatment. One of these studies...

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Our spotlight procedure for May is the Radiofrequency Ablation. This minimally-invasive procedure is most commonly offered to patients with neck or back pain from facet joint problems like arthritis or injury and reduces or eliminates the pain of damaged facet joints by disrupting the medial branch nerves that carry the pain signals. ...

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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. Free Radicals are man-made or natural elements including chemicals your body produces by turning food into energy; environmental toxins, like tobacco, alcohol, and pollution; UV rays from the sun or tanning bed; and substances found in processed foods....

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Our ingredient of the month for May is the walnut. With heart healthy and anti-inflammatory properties, walnuts pack a powerhouse of nutritional benefits. Not only are they an excellent source of plant-basted protein, they taste great too! Walnuts have a nutty, savory taste profile, perfect in any dish. Check out these tips for incorporating more walnuts into your diet, as well the health benefits of this versatile nut that should be a pantry staple for all....

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For an easy one-pan side dish to add to your next meal, try this simple recipe for Italian Corn Skillets with Toasted Walnuts. This recipe serves six people and only takes 30 minutes to make (15 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook). Better yet, it incorporates our May ingredient of the month, walnuts. Enjoy!...

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Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain, affecting millions of Americans. Knee pain may result from injury, excess weight or a medical condition, such as arthritis. At the Pain Management Group, we focus on treating minor knee pain with interventional methods like stretching and exercise. Strengthening the muscles around the knee can help to strengthen and support the knee joint, which can help reduce knee pain. ...

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It is important to stay as active as possible to keep our muscles strong as we age. I always tell my patients with chronic pain that exercise does not have to be a vigorous, long work out. The recommendation is 150 minutes over the course of one week. This can also be broken up into various workout sessions throughout the week. Even doing 10 minutes 3 times a day can add up to big changes down the road. Remember, every little bit counts. Try these exercises at home using your own body weight or light hand weights...

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