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The Science of Herbal and Supplemental Medicine

By Ted Swing, Ph.D. Herbal medicines have thousands of years of history in cultures around the world. Other types of supplemental medicines make use of naturally occurring chemicals and extracts. Today, these treatments re main widely used for a variety of conditions, including conditions causing chronic pain. These treatments are regarded by the US Food […]

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When the Ache Isn’t Specific, It’s a Major Problem

By Kevin Whipps Pain of all kinds is difficult to deal with, but there are some types of pain that are easier to manage than others. With headaches, for example, you know where the problem is and therefore where to focus your attention. But what about the pain that seems to come from everywhere that […]

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Pearl Barley and Butternut Squash Risotto

Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, weighing about 2 pounds 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup 1 tbsp. chopped sage leaves, plus 12 whole sage leaves 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 cup pearl barley 1/2 cup white wine 5 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade or low sodium store bought 1/2 cup freshly grated […]

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Charged Up

 It may seem like a tool from the dark ages, but up until fairly recently, the pager was one of the primary communication tools in a doctor’s arsenal. Whether it was a patient emergency or a problem at the hospital, pagers were the device that every M.D. had on their person at all times. After […]

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Stem Cell Research

By Ted Swing, Ph.D. Physical strain, injury, aging and other medical conditions can damage bodily tissues such as the lower back, knees, hips or shoulders, and the body may not be able to heal this damage on its own, leading to chronic pain. Regenerative treatments are designed to aid the process of healing the damage […]

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Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Chorizo

South of the Border Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Chorizo This traditional Spanish tortilla recipe takes inspiration from the rustic peasant dish to create an eggy casserole that’s started on the stovetop and finished under the broiler. Roasted red peppers, slices of spicy chorizo sausage and bubbling manchego cheese give this dish all […]

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Just the Facts

An Inside Look at the Clinical Research Process By Ted Swing, Ph.D., and Kevin Whipps As researchers, we are committed to leading the way in pain medicine through clinical trials. But often we’re asked how we do what we do: the process, treatments and conditions, and what those mean for our clients. So what is […]

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Back to School Safety

Avoid injuries with these tips. By Marie Look A new school year is upon us, and with it comes the commute to and from school, plus recess, after-school activities, field trips and a whole lot more. Sometimes this translates to more hours spent outside of your supervision, but by keeping a set of rules for […]

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Two Free Upcoming Expos

Check out these two free upcoming expos. Chronic Pain Expo Sept. 7 In honor of September’s status as chronic pain awareness month, Arizona Pain Specialists will sponsor a free Chronic Pain Awareness Expo on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Ideal for caregivers and those living with chronic pain, the event will be an opportunity to learn […]

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Poached Fish with Tomato-Saffron Broth and Garden Vegetables

By Jess O’Toole This is a recipe for the heat of summer, when tomatoes hang heavily on the vine and your garden is bursting with fresh herbs. Poached fish may sound fancy, but it’s a foolproof technique for cooking fish by gently simmering it in broth for a few minutes. Any firm white-fleshed fish will […]

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