Healthy Active Arkansas

What does your 10-year plan look like? Perhaps in 10 years you plan to have children, or you will be getting ready to send your child off to college. Maybe you plan on selling your home and retiring on a tropical beach, or maybe you expect to start an exciting new career. Many who plan […]

DIY Healthy Trail Mix

Regular physical activity can help you manage a healthy weight, improve bone and muscle strength, lower your risk for cardiovascular disease and obesity, and even reduce your risk for cancers like colon cancer, breast cancer, and endometrial cancer. In other words, exercise is good for you! Hiking is a great way for families to stay […]

The Importance of Physical Fitness

To put it simply, physical activity and exercise is important for everyone. Children, adolescents, and adults of all ages need regular physical activity. Physical activity promotes good health, and you should stay active throughout all stages of your life regardless of your body type or BMI. Understanding the benefits of physical fitness and knowing how […]

80% of Doctors Recommend Mammograms at 40

When should you start regular mammogram screenings? Many women are uncertain about what age they should start and how often they should schedule mammograms. This is due, in part, to conflicting breast cancer screening guidelines. There’s disagreement in screening guidelines even among credible institutions. However, a recent survey found that 80% of doctors recommend patients […]

Most Parents Believe Children Should be Vaccinated

82% of American adults believe that kids should be vaccinated, and that vaccinations should be required for children to attend public schools, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. 88% believe that the benefits outweigh the risks. Vaccination is crucial in keeping the public healthy and safe. Vaccination survey Pew Research Center […]

5 Ways to Survive Allergy Season

Allergy season is on its way! Actually, Northwest Arkansas has such an impressive level of biodiversity that there’s always something out there to be allergic to. For many of us, though, spring and summer are the worst. Here are some ways to cope: Know when to stay indoors. Staying inside is one of the best […]

Why Is the Death Rate Rising?

The death rate in the United States is up for the first time in many years.The death rate is the number of deaths per 100,000 people, and it has generally improved in the U.S. for the past quarter of a century. A bad flu epidemic caused an increase in 2005 and AIDS bumped it up […]

Welcome, Dr. Clint Turner!

Dr. Clint Turner comes to us from John Peter Smith Hospital, a top-ranked family medicine center, where he completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship and Family Practice Residency. He has also worked in New Zealand, serving the town of Oamaru as a family physician. Dr. Turner and his wife, Lindsay are enjoying their new home in […]

Northwest Pediatric Clinic Is Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics

Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Clinic is now Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics. We have a new logo and a new sense of excitement, along with the same dedication to our patients and to quality care. Established in 1983 by Drs. Joe T. Robinson and Terry Payton, Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Clinic has been a leader in pediatric care in the community and […]

Welcoming Dr. Shawn P. Brown to FC South

Dr. Shawn P. Brown will be transferring today from FirstCare Springdale to FirstCare South Fayetteville. Dr. Brown and his family live in Fayetteville and he is looking forward to practicing in the community he calls home. Dr. Brown will also see patients one day a week at FirstCare Elkins. “I value the time I have worked at […]