Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry Accepting New Patients

Northwest Arkansas Psychiatry is a mental health clinic, part of the MANA system. The clinic offers a range of services including medication management, therapy, and now TMS for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. What’s TMS? TMS, or Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, is a non-invasive treatment that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The […]

Can AI Give You Nutrition Advice?

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that generates human-sounding language automatically, is the fastest-growing electronic tool in history, with over 100 million users. It can write bad poetry, create good 5th grade essays, and answer search questions as long as you don’t mind getting false answers. Thousands of people find that it’s a useful tool, […]

Is Antiperspirant Dangerous?

There has been a lot of debate on the use of antiperspirants and their potential health risks. Some people believe that certain chemicals in antiperspirants, such as aluminum, can accumulate in the body and cause kidney damage or breast cancer over time. However, current research does not support the idea that antiperspirants can cause kidney […]

How Does a Bone Density Scan Feel?

As you get older, your primary care physician will suggest that you have a bone density test, also known as a DEXA scan. This test checks your bones for osteoporosis. Women over 65 should generally get a bone density test every two years. Men over 70 should talk with their doctors about whether they might […]

Children’s Mental Health

It’s natural for parents to worry about their children’s well-being, including their mental health. Concerns about kids’ mental health have been increased by the pandemic. In fact, a new report from Pew Research reveals that worries about mental health are at the top of the list of parental concerns. There are good reasons for this. […]

A Lump in Your Breast? What It Means

Finding a lump in your breast can cause fear and anxiety. One thing is certain: fear and anxiety are negative experiences, and focusing on that fear will not have a positive outcome. If you find a lump in your breast, call your primary care physician or gynecologist to schedule an appointment as soon as possible […]

Screens to Soothe Tantrums?

Your toddler has that tell-tale pout and scowl, his face is getting red, and you can tell he’s just minutes away from a meltdown. You’re in a crowded restaurant or visiting friends, or maybe even in your home with lots of items on your to-do list for the day. You hand him your phone or […]

Keeping Kids Active this Summer

As summer vacation nears, we may be imagining family trips to the river or hikes and bike rides with our kids. In fact, real life might be more likely to feature kids sitting down and playing video games while we’re at work. A recent study found that kids were 53% less active during summer vacation. […]

The Sesame Seeds Quandary

People with sesame allergies rejoiced when the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research (Faster) Act included sesame among major food allergies. As of January 1 of 2023, sesame seeds, sesame oil, tahini, and other sesame products must be listed on food labels. Prior to this ruling, sesame was sometimes included in “spices” or “natural […]

Poor Sleep Habits Increase Risk of Asthma

Sleep problems tend to go with asthma; patients and doctors alike have known this for some time. New research, however, suggests that poor sleep habits can actually increase the risk of developing asthma.  A large-scale, long-term study examined sleep habits and genetic vulnerability to asthma. Researchers followed 455,405 individuals with high, medium, or low genetic […]