Heading Outdoors? Keep Your Distance From Animals to Avoid Disease

Wildlife can look cute and cuddly, but many animals carry disease. Some animals may also scratch or bite, which can lead to injury or infection. Whether you’re out camping at a state park, hiking through a national forest, or strolling through the park by your house, make sure you’re aware of the risks that animals […]

Why You Should Know Your Family Health History

Family members share a lot in common with one another. They often have similar lifestyle habits, eat similar types of food, and enjoy the same types of activities. They can even share the same kinds of health problems. Knowing your family health history provides you with the information that you need to protect your health. […]

Parents’ Top Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the new coronavirus, COVID-19, we know parents have a lot of questions about how to keep their children and family healthy and safe. We asked Stacy Furlow, MD, an experienced pediatrician at Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics, to answer your questions. 

15 Things You Might Not Know About Sleep

Sleep is as important to your health as diet and exercise. Researchers are learning more about sleep every day, but it’s there’s still much to learn. Here are a few sleep facts to help you better understand one of the most valuable activities of your day. There’s a World Sleep Day. World Sleep Day takes […]

NWA Pediatrics No Longer Seeing Walk-Ins

Beginning Monday, March 16, for the safety and well-being of our patients and families, we will no longer be seeing walk-in patients. Please call the clinic for an appointment to be seen:   Fayetteville: (479) 442-7322 Pinnacle Hills: (479) 464-5597   This is a temporary measure to decrease the spread of Coronavirus in our community. We understand this is not […]

Do You Know That You’re Healthy?

Are you healthy? Maybe you live a healthy lifestyle — you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, read nutrition facts labels, get thirty minutes of physical activity every day, and you have good sleep habits. While eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep can promote good health and reduce your risk for […]

Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) Safety and Prevention

Facts and information about the coronavirus pandemic are changing rapidly. Visit the CDC site for the most up-to-date information during the COVID-19 outbreak. En Español Updated March 13, 2020 Call us first. If you have symptoms, call your doctor’s office first to ensure we can arrange for the best care for you. Do not walk-in […]

Car Seats 101

Arkansas requires car seats for children. Arkansas Code 27-34-104 specifies that children less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds are required to use a car seat when riding in a car.  Rear-facing car seats You’ll start your baby in a rear-facing car seat, and you should keep your child in a […]

Understanding EVALI

There is no safe way to smoke or use tobacco products. People who use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other vaping products (vapes) are at an increased risk for health problems including addiction, lung diseases, and EVALI. What is EVALI? EVALI stands for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Coronavirus Safety from NWA Pediatrics

En Español Updated 3/19/2020 The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly spreading. Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics has taken appropriate and necessary precautions for the safety and well-being of our patients and families. Specifically, we are following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and checklists for patients who may have coronavirus. To help […]