Spring Break Decisions

March 22 is the beginning of Spring Break here in Northwest Arkansas. The question is, should you plan to travel during the pandemic? If not, how can you make sure you and your family enjoy the break? The CDC does not recommend travel at this time. They suggest that you skip spring break travel this […]

After You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

More than 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Arkansas so far. The vaccine will help us get back to work and play, while keeping us safe.  But you might be wondering what the vaccine means in your daily life.  You should still wear your mask The COVID-19 vaccines are still new, and […]

Mask Updates

New information about COVID-19 continues to arise, and the situation continues to change, so we need updates sometimes. This does not mean that the guidance from experts is untrustworthy or confusing. It means that you can keep up with the current information. New mask updates from the CDC add to what we already know about […]

Healthy Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home by trying some healthy, family-friendly recipes for traditional Irish food. Irish Stew Traditionally, Irish stew was made with mutton or lamb and lots of root vegetables. Not ready to spend hours cutting up parsnips and turnips? We’ve updated the recipe with pre-cut stew beef and some frozen veggies to […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

The Arkansas COVID-19 vaccination plan is currently in Stage 1-B, vaccinating people over 70 and educators. Soon essential workers like those in grocery stores and factories will be able to get vaccinated, and more doses will be available in the coming months.  The vaccine is an important step in conquering COVID-19 and getting back to […]

Screening Breast Ultrasound

Mammograms save lives. However, women with dense breasts are less likely to get the information they and their doctors need from mammograms alone. Dense breasts can hide small cancers in mammograms, so they are not found until they are larger and harder to treat. Screening breast ultrasound can make a difference. What are dense breasts? […]

Alternative Therapy for Depression

Hope for Stubborn Depression: TMS offers alternative therapy Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the world and affects at least 17 million Americans each year. Finding the right treatment can take time, but there‚Äôs one alternative therapy for depression that may help relieve its symptoms when nothing else seems to work […]

Skipping Well Child Visits

There are so many plausible reasons right now to skip your children’s wellness visits. Let’s look at some of them and see whether they really stack up. I’m keeping my kids home during the pandemic This is a good decision. You’re doing your best to keep your family safe. However, it doesn’t take away the […]

What If You Fall?

More than 25% of people over 65 experience a fall each year, according to the CDC. Only half tell their doctors. 20% of falls lead to a serious injury of some kind. And deaths from falls are on the rise.  Even if you aren’t hurt in a fall, there can be consequences. Sometimes older people […]

Welcome, Dr. Julie Wilkie!

Julie A. Wilkie, M.D., is joining Renaissance Women’s Health on March 1. Dr. Wilkie is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology with 21 years of experience as a gynecologist.  Dr. Wilkie is passionate about women’s health. Before joining Renaissance, she practiced in Jonesboro for over a decade and then in Springdale […]