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Keeping hydrated year-round is an important (and essential) component to staying healthy. On average, water makes up 60 percent of body weight and is involved in flushing toxins out of organs, carrying nutrients into cells, providing a moist environment for the ears, nose and throat and many other metabolic processes...

Chia seeds, an ancient superfood, pack a powerful nutritional punch. Follow this recipe for Chia Seed Pudding for a healthy treat that can both boost energy and reduce inflammation...

Do you remember Chia Pets? The cut animals that grew fur right before your very eyes. Well, the seeds used to give these cute critters their fur are called Chia Seeds, and recently these tiny little black and white pods have been gaining a lot of popularity. ...

A discography (also known as discogram) is an interventional diagnostic imaging test that helps to decide whether a specific intervertebral disk may be the source of back pain...

Often, with back or joint pain the thought of increasing or doing any physical activity sounds torturous. However, recent studies have found that people who exercise and stay flexible manage their pain much better than those who don’t....

These days, everything is at our fingertips. Smart phones make it easy to order, pay and connect with the click of a button. Weight loss prescription medications promise quick and long-lasting results. However, I continue to preach one thing to my patients: "There is no quick fix or magic pill for weight loss. It takes effort and commitment, but the end results are worth the effort."...

An ESI is a common, minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of both a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the lowest portion of the epidural space to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Who is a candidate?...

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...

Rolled, whole, Irish, instant or steel cut. Oats can have an amazing benefit when added to a balanced diet. Rich in fiber, whole grains and protein; oats can fill you up and keep you full throughout the morning...

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...