Learn to Cook, Get Healthy

People rely on fast food, convenience foods, and highly processed foods for different reasons. Maybe your family is constantly on the go from practice, to private lessons, to competitions, and everything in between. Ready-made meals and quick bites to eat are mainstays by necessity. Maybe your idea of cooking is preparing a box of mac […]

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Chronic Pain

Everyone experiences pain. You might cut your finger while cooking, stub your toe while walking through a dark room, or knock your elbow on a door frame. What is pain? It’s not the sharp knife, the rearranged chair, or the wild gesture. Those things resulted in pain, but pain itself is a signal in the […]

How Many Steps Do You Need Each Day?

Fitness trackers and smartwatches that track physical activity are everyday items now. Look around your office, your favorite coffee shop, or your neighborhood park, and you’re bound to see someone wearing a device that tracks steps. Friends and family members can challenge one another to see who can get the most steps, and you can […]

Anger Management: Handling Anger in a Healthy Way

Anger isn’t necessarily good or bad — it’s a normal emotion that every person feels. It’s a reaction to stressful or unpredictable situations. Anger itself isn’t inherently bad, but the actions that follow can be. Violence and behaviors resulting in emotional or physical harm to self or others, feeling angry all the time, or feeling […]

Preparing for The Great Outdoors: Outdoor Safety Tips

Northwest Arkansas is an incredible place for outdoor enthusiasts. There’s no shortage of opportunity for outdoor recreation in the Natural State. We have great rivers and lakes for paddling and fishing, wonderful woods and forests for camping, and an abundance of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Spending time in nature is fun and exciting, […]

Vaccinations for International Travel

You renewed your passport, you booked your flight, and you made your packing list. But have you talked to your doctor? Planning for international travel requires a lot of thought and preparation, and it can be easy to overlook details in the process. Staying healthy and safe from disease while abroad is a significant aspect […]

10 Facts about Hepatitis

While hepatitis is a larger problem abroad, viral hepatitis still affects more than 3 million Americans. The disease is widely misunderstood by the public. Here is some information to help you understand viral hepatitis. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The disease can be chronic or acute. Hepatitis viruses are the […]

7 Ways to Block UV Rays

Sunshine triggers vitamin D production, which is a good thing. However, too much exposure to sunlight increases your risk for skin cancers. The sun is the main source of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. You can still develop skin cancer even if you do not burn easily; anyone can get skin cancer, regardless of the amount of […]

More Measles Cases in 2019 Than in 25 Years

As of May 30th, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 971 measles cases in the United States this year. This means that more cases of measles have been reported in the first five months of 2019 than were reported for an entire calendar year for more than a quarter of a century. […]

Top 10 Summer Health Risks

Roaring campfires, days on the lake, and backyard barbecues are classic summertime activities. For many, summer wouldn’t be complete without these summer classics, but these activities aren’t without risk. Knowing common summer health risks can help you and your family take the right steps to keep your summer safe and fun. Don’t let a health […]