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Improvements in Colorectal Surgery

Published: May 12, 2018

Dr. Patrick Szeto, Colorectal Surgery at CHI St. Vincent, discusses advancements in surgery and how it's improved patient outcomes.

Colon Cancer Growing More Common

Published: May 11, 2018

Colon cancer is becoming more and more common in both men and women. However, when diagnosed early, there is a 90% 5-year cure rate, so it is important to be screened according to your doctor's suggestions.

Colonoscopy Catches Cancer Early

Published: May 10, 2018

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer. It's unfortunate that some people shy away from getting screened because to them a colonoscopy seems uncomfortable. However, colon cancer is the easiest cancer to diagnose, and is easy to treat.

Early Detection Key To Survival

Published: May 9, 2018

KLRT's Donna Turrell talks to Dr. Dean Kumpuris about why it's important to catch colon cancer before symptoms arise.

Robotic assisted surgery is improving the outcomes and shortening recovery times for surgeries.

Patients with heart arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation (AFib), are able to be diagnosed and treated close to home.

Bringing Awareness to Colorectal Cancer

Published: Mar 27, 2018

Dr. Lance Burns talks about colorectal cancer and why it is called the silent killer. Many patients don't experience or present symptoms, so they never get tested. That's why it's important to get screened.

Colonoscopy Provides Peace of Mind

Published: Mar 21, 2018

During a routine wellness check-up, Janene Sanders was encouraged to get a colonoscopy. That colonoscopy may have saved her life.

Former Disney World employees retires to Arkansas to be close to his grandson and the CHI St. Vincent Wound Center is helping him make the most of their time together.

Cardiac catheterization is used to diagnose and treat heart disease. This minimally invasive procedure allows doctors to see if there is a blockage in an artery.

Colonoscopy Saves Officer's Life

Published: Feb 22, 2018

The screenings that patients receive during primary care visits can identify issues that can later become more significant health problems.

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an epidimic in this country. With medication and ablation, Dr. Tom Wallace helps Dana Trawick keep her heart healthy.

77-year-old heart failure patient makes history as Arkansas's first recipient of the world's smallest heart pump.

High blood pressure is an indicator of heart disease. Working with her physician, Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi, June Johnson implemented the changes that allow her to maintain her active lifestyle.

Susie Reynolds Reece, Violence Prevention Specialist in Hot Springs, is helping reduce suicide rates in Garland County.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but treatments have improved dramatically. CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute's Dr. Muhammad Waqas explains how technology is saving peoples lives.

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce awarded CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs as the large business of the year.

CHI St. Vincent Medical Group welcomes five new physicians expanding the region's largest network of doctors and providers, including almost every specialty.

Early Spike This Flu Season

Published: Dec 22, 2017

Early rise in flu cases in Arkansas. If you haven't gotten your flu shot, it's time to get one right now. A message from CHI St. Vincent Primary Care offices in story featuring Dr. Mark Viegas.

Arkansas Neuroscience Institute is moving to our North campus in the Fall of 2018 so they can expand their services.

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