15 Things You Might Not Know About Sleep

Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise. Researchers are learning more about sleep every day, but it’s there’s still much to learn. Here are a few sleep facts to help you better understand one of the most valuable activities of your day. There’s a World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day takes […]

NWA Pediatrics No Longer Seeing Walk-Ins

Beginning Monday, March 16, for the safety and well-being of our patients and families, we will no longer be seeing walk-in patients. Please call the clinic for an appointment to be seen:   Fayetteville: (479) 442-7322 Pinnacle Hills: (479) 464-5597   This is a temporary measure to decrease the spread of Coronavirus in our community. We understand this is not […]

Do You Know That You’re Healthy?

Are you healthy? Maybe you live a healthy lifestyle — you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, read nutrition facts labels, get thirty minutes of physical activity every day, and you have good sleep habits. While eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can promote good health and reduce your risk for […]

Car Seats 101

Arkansas requires car seats for children. Arkansas Code 27-34-104 specifies that children less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds are required to use a car seat when riding in a car.  Rear-facing car seats You’ll start your baby in a rear-facing car seat, and you should keep your child in a […]

Understanding EVALI

There is no safe way to smoke or use tobacco products. People who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other vaping products (vapes) are at an increased risk for health problems including addiction, lung diseases, and EVALI. What is EVALI? EVALI stands for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Coronavirus Safety from NWA Pediatrics

En Español Updated 3/19/2020 The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly spreading. Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics has taken appropriate and necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our patients and families. Specifically, we are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and checklists for patients who may have coronavirus. To help […]

The Difference Between Serving Size and Portion Size

Knowing how to read a nutrition facts label is an important skill. However, you can still miss information even if you routinely check things like calorie counts, added sugars, and total grams of fat. Understanding serving size can be a little tricky. Here’s some information explaining the difference between serving size and portion size. What’s […]

Daylight Saving Time and Kids

Kids need 10 hours of sleep a night to feel rested and ready for their day. Teens need 8 to 10 hours. Daylight saving time (DST) can disrupt sleep, even for children, and lead to temporary sleep deprivation. The physical response to daylight saving time is a lot like jet lag: our natural circadian rhythms […]

Stroke Symptoms

Call 911 immediately if you think someone might be having a stroke. Getting medical treatment as soon as possible is key in preventing death or permanent disability from stroke. Learn to recognize stroke symptoms and act fast. Stroke symptoms Stroke symptoms develop suddenly and they often affect just one side of the body: difficulty speaking […]

Sources of Calcium That Aren’t Dairy

Dairy is one of the best sources of calcium, but not everyone consumes dairy. Some people are lactose intolerant, vegan, or just don’t like the taste of milk. Some avoid dairy products for other reasons, too. However, calcium is essential to good bone health, and everyone needs calcium to strengthen bones or prevent bone loss. […]