On the Front Lines against Pain

October is the month observing both chiropractic care and physical therapy. Chiropractors and physical therapists have different training, methods, and philosophies. However, they have one significant thing in common: both are first-line responders to pain. As such, they provide an alternative to opioids that can help to reduce the impact of opioid use and addiction […]

Welcome Dr. Marissa Acevedo

The doctors at Millennium Chiropractic and Sports Medicine are excited to welcome their first female chiropractor, Dr. Marissa Acevedo, to the team in October. Dr. Acevedo is a certified chiropractic doctor who is committed to providing quality, compassionate chiropractic care to people in Northwest Arkansas. Dr. Acevedo is accepting new patients for sports and general […]

Health Effects of Menopause

Menopause is the name for the stage of life in which women stop menstruating and ovulating. It’s the end of reproduction and many women experience symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, and sleeplessness. It’s easy to get the impression that the health effects of menopause are mostly just inconvenient.  Menopause Awareness Month Individual experiences […]

Do You Know How to Eat Healthy?

Most Americans say they eat healthy — or at least that they want to make healthy food choices. But the average score on the Healthy Eating Index is 58 out of 100 — a failing grade. No age, sex, racial/ethnic, or income group has an average score greater than 65 out of 100. The only […]

3-Tesla Wide Bore MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has given doctors a better view of internal organs and made improvements in diagnosis of many conditions, from cancer to dementia. Musculoskeletal conditions and much more can be diagnosed earlier and because of that can be treated more effectively. But MRIs can be tough for some patients. Fortunately,  wide bore MRI […]

Flu Shots for Children

Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics is now scheduling appointments for flu shots!  Our pediatricians and the Centers for Disease Control recommend that children over 6 months old and their families get the flu vaccine each year to protect them from serious illness or death. Each year, vaccine scientists develop a unique influenza vaccine that includes inoculating against […]

10 Important Facts about Breast Cancer

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women? You may be surprised to learn some of these important facts about breast cancer. 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women […]

Get Your Flu Shot!

Australia has just had a serious flu season, with three times more cases than usual. They also started seeing cases about two months earlier than normal. Why does that matter to us in Northwest Arkansas? Our seasons are the opposite of those in the Southern Hemisphere, so we get a preview of the year’s flu […]

Don’t Try These Challenges at Home

The FDA wants you to know that you should not cook chicken in NyQuil.  Boiling cough medicine can make it more concentrated and can release vapors that can hurt your lungs, or even give you an overdose of medication. TikTok has now banned posts with #sleepychicken as the hashtag, but it appears that the recipe […]

National Cholesterol Education Month

Cholesterol is a substance made in your body by your liver. It helps your body make cell membranes, hormones, and even some vitamins. Your liver makes all the cholesterol you need.  This naturally produced cholesterol is not the only source of cholesterol in your body, however. You also get cholesterol from the food you eat.  […]