World Lung Cancer Day

August 1 is World Lung Cancer Day. With World Lung Cancer Day fast approaching, it’s time to bring awareness to the most frequently diagnosed cancer. According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer contributes to 20% of all cancer related deaths and, in 2020, caused 1.80 million deaths. Smoking accounts for 80% of those deaths, but […]

TDAP, DTaP, and TD Vaccines

We’ve been hearing a lot about COVID-19 vaccines, and most of us are aware that kids need vaccines as they grow up. Many of us know that flu vaccines are a must. But there is another group of adult vaccines that are less well understood: TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines.  TDAP, DTaP, and TD vaccines […]

What Is Internal Medicine?

Do you need to see an Internal Medicine doctor? You may need exactly that and not realize it. The definition of Internal Medicine is a medical specialty centering on adult medicine only. Doctors specializing in this field complete undergraduate degrees and their M.D. degrees. Then they complete a three-year residency in Internal Medicine. At this […]

Get to Know Your Prostate

For men’s health month, get to know your prostate! Prostates are a focus of Men’s Health Month because they are an organ that only men have. Your prostate is a gland situated between the penis and the bladder. It produces fluid that mixes with sperm to make seminal fluid. The prostate is normally the size […]

Healthy BBQ Options

Barbecue is basic in Northwest Arkansas, especially in the summer. Can it also be healthy? While healthy BBQ may sound like a contradiction in terms, a few choices can make your next barbecue a healthy meal. Grilling The first health concern for barbecue is the process of grilling or smoking. Studies have shown that high […]

Do You Need a Primary Care Physician?

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine warns that “primary care in the United States is slowly dying.” They’ve identified this as a big problem in American healthcare, and are recommending that people who don’t have a PCP should be assigned one by their health insurance companies. A primary care physician, […]

Your Annual Wellness Visit

85% of Americans take their pets in for their shots on schedule, but fewer than half get a regular annual wellness visit. This is true even though most insurance companies cover the cost of an annual physical exam. Annual wellness exams establish baselines Your annual checkup will include a range of tests. Your temperature, weight, blood […]

Is It Time for a Wellness Visit?

An annual wellness visit or annual check-up with your primary care physician is more than just a good habit. While making healthy lifestyle choices is key in maintaining good health, you can’t rely on eating right and exercising alone. Scheduling an annual wellness exam is just as important as making other healthy choices in your […]