Women, Give Yourselves a Gift of Health

The holidays may have been a bit different this year, but you can still give yourself the gift of better health.  Here are some things you can do that will make a big difference in your well-being. Schedule your well woman visit Has it been a while since you last visited your primary health care […]

5 Things You Should Know about the Coronavirus Vaccine

The coronavirus vaccine has been approved, and it may be available to the general public within the next few months. The Arkansas plan will begin with vaccines for healthcare workers, first responders, and essential leaders in the government. Next will come people at higher risk, including the elderly, poultry plant workers, school employees, and workers […]

New USDA Baby Nutrition Advice

The new national nutrition guidelines include recommendations for babies from birth to 24 months for the first time. The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services (USDA-HHS) will be presenting this baby nutrition guidance along with other updated recommendations by the end of the year. Research increasingly shows that babies’ eating habits in […]

The Power of Healthy Habits

Some of us are thinking about goals for the new year. Some are thinking over the goals we set for this year and evaluating them. Some of us feel like we put our lives on pause when the pandemic began, and goals don’t even seem relevant to our lives right now. It might be the […]

Calming Toys for Kids

Christmas can be overstimulating for kids at the best of times…and 2020 is not the best of times. This year’s holiday might include arguments over which family members should be allowed to visit, memories of fun traditions you won’t be able to enjoy this year, or COVID-19 scares. It’s a great year to consider calming […]

Sleep Apnea and COVID-19

Sleep apnea is a fairly common condition in which people stop breathing for seconds or even up to a minute when they are sleeping. This can lead to snoring or to noticeable catches in breathing which a spouse or roommate may notice. Often, people who live alone don’t even know that they have sleep apnea. […]

Holiday Plans and COVID-19

Updated December 10, 2020 It’s time to make holiday plans — but COVID-19 can make that difficult. Here is some expert advice to help.  Avoid travel The safest option is not to travel this year. Put off your holiday travels until next year, when the virus should be under better control. There may be cases […]

Is Coffee Good for Your Health?

“Who knows whether it’s good for us or bad for us? You can find evidence either way!” This is a common complaint when we’re trying to figure out what lifestyle choices to make, and a common excuse for doing what we want in spite of the evidence. In many cases, it’s just an excuse — […]

Neurology and Covid-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease, but it also has neurological effects. In fact, new research reported by Johns Hopkins suggests that as many as half of COVID-19 sufferers who end up in the hospital may experience neurological effects. Neurology and COVID-19 go together more often than expected. Neurology and COVID-19 COVID-19 has effects on the […]

Get Ready for National Handwashing Awareness Week

This Sunday is the first day of National Handwashing Awarenesses Week. This might not be a big celebration for you most years, but 2020 is different. Let’s learn more about the 5 steps of handwashing. 5 steps of handwashing These are the five steps for handwashing: Wet your hands. Research has shown that soap’s much […]