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Marcia Atkinson, MHSA, vice president\administrator of the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, heads the largest cardiology practice in the state.

Under the care of Dr. Thurston Bauer, Joe Lee Crawford received the life-saving ECMO treatment after battling congenital heart disease and will now be able to live a full life.

A Complete Travel Checklist

Published: Mar 17, 2017

If you are traveling for a family vacation or last-minute road trip, make sure you pack appropriately especially if you are on medications!

Charlie Meabon is only in his mid-30s and had a heart attack. Here's how he found life afterward.

Hazel Mooney of Hot Springs Village has Watchman device implanted in heart to guard against atrial fibrillation.

Ronald Evans is out and gardening again thanks to his heart surgery. His primary care physician caught a heart murmur, and Dr. Aravind Rao performed a life saving surgery.

What's Behind Your Racing Heart?

Published: Feb 8, 2017

We often associate love and romance with long walks on the beach, cozy dinner dates and even a racing heartbeat and sweaty palms, but a racing heartbeat isn’t always a good thing.

Wilma Shaw's life was significantly impacted by rheumatoid arthritis. With a diagnosis by Dr. Sruthi Kanuru, Wilma was able to get back to living life without impairment.

Seeking help for depression from his primary care physician helps Philip Hargrave live a healthier life.

The Skinny on Pain Management

Published: Jan 1, 2017

AY Magazine gets the facts about pain management from Dr. Carlos Roman, pain management physician at CHI St. Vincent.

Katherine Sheffield's heart failure kept her from the things she loved. CHI St. Vincent's new heart failure clinic helped the 46 year-old get back to her five kids and eight grandchildren.

CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs hosts Project Search to help high school students with disabilities learn skills, confidence to find and keep good jobs.

CHI St. Vincent's Maternal Child Unit makes labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum treatment more convenient for families.

Dr. Bauer is continuing that tradition as a cardiac surgeon at the same hospital where his relatives made their mark, but his course to the surgery suite was a roundabout one.

Dr. Martha Rueda, a family practice physician with CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, is a living example of the power of gratitude.

Q&A: Summer Safety with Lee Wilbur, MD

Published: Oct 24, 2016

The weather is warmer and kids and families are heading outside. We are seeing quite a few pool and swimming injuries. Water may be fun for children to play with — but it can also be deadly.

The Zika virus is a usually mild disease that's transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito.

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Learn here how to stay safe, healthy and comfortable.

If you sneeze a lot, if your nose is often runny or stuffy, or if your eyes, mouth or skin often feels itchy, you may have allergic rhinitis, a condition that affects 40 million to 60 million Americans.

An aortic aneurysm can be life-threatening and is more common in older men and smokers than other groups.

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