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24
May

The amazing health benefits of garlic

Did you know that garlic has some amazing health benefits? Besides keeping those pesky vampires at bay, garlic can boost the flavor of many of your favorite dishes and keep your health in check. Garlic comes from the plant, Allium sativum. It has a close relationship with leeks, shallots, and onions — all called Allium vegetables. A single bulb of
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8
May

Everything you need to know about Thyroid Cancer

It is estimated that this year alone, over 52,000 people will be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to cancer.net. This makes it the 6th most common type of cancer in women, and women are 3 times more likely to develop thyroid cancer than men. You have a great chance for a speedy recovery if you find it, if it hasn’t
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19
Apr

What is Testosterone Therapy?

It is not uncommon for aging men to suffer from decreased energy levels, lowered libido and a depressed mood. If this sounds all too familiar, you could be one of millions of men who suffer from low testosterone levels. It can also be the cause of many other debilitating conditions, such as erectile dysfunction, loss of body hair, decreasing muscle
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5
Apr

Questions Doctors Wished Their Patients Would Ask

Finding a primary care doctor can be a difficult task, especially finding a doctor that you jive with. Establishing a good doctor-patient relationship is essential for your health care. Doctors are also under immense pressure to see more patients, therefore spending less time with you. Even if you find the right doctor for you, it might be disappointing at how
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8
May

Beating the Summer Joint Pain Heat

With the summer heat just around the corner (if you’re not already feeling it), you might be noticing a change in your joints. Across the United States, the heat is rising, but not many places get as hot as Phoenix does. We can always anticipate hot summer days and barely a blink of relief at night. Weather seems to have

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26
Apr

Medication Management

At Summa Pain Care Centers in Arizona, we pride ourselves on working to reduce the painkiller addiction that is a major problem occuring throughout the United States. Our approach to chronic pain management is finding the source of pain and working to correct that, instead of throwing pills at it. Some people might be afraid of this approach, but we
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16
Apr

Tips for keeping knees pain free

Knee pain is very common as you age. Keeping all your joints healthy throughout your life is very important, and your knees are no exception. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your knees stable and strong, no matter how many years they have on them. Keeping pain at bay is very important as you age. Your
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16
Mar

Electrodiagnostic Testing

A commonly used technique to test the function of nerves and muscles is referred to as electrodiagnostic testing. This type of study is often ordered by a physician to find the cause or root of back or neck pain, numbness, tingling or loss of strength. From this study, a diagnosis can be made such as “pinched nerves” (radiculopathies), peripheral nerve
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8
Mar

Chronic Pain in Chandler

Addressing chronic pain in Chandler, Arizona brings upon its own unique approach and challenges. With pain medication over prescribing and overdosing running rampant all across the United States, you might be learning that new courses of action are taking place. We’re seeing trends that include little to no pain medication therapy. Pain medication only masks the pain, so we work
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7
Feb

Abdominal Migraines

When you think of migraines, you might imagine the most awful and excruciating pain in your head. You might also imagine nausea, coupled with sensitivity to light and sound. If you’ve had a migraine, you know how intense and crippling they can become. However, did you know there is also a condition called abdominal migraines that mostly affects young children?
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