How to Monitor and Control Diabetes

Approximately one in three people in Arkansas has diabetes or prediabetes. CHI St. Vincent Physician Assistant Laura O’Hern answers common questions about monitoring diabetes at home and with a doctor.

2021 New Year: New Beginnings, New Hope

As we say goodbye to 2020 and welcome 2021, we do it with new hope. This has been a challenging year around the globe and has affected us all.

Holiday Depression and Seniors

Depression can present anytime of year, but the risk can become particularly high during the holidays for isolated seniors in our communities.

When Does Chest Pain Require Medical Care?

It can be hard to know the difference between common chest pain and something that requires a trip to your doctor or the ER. Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi answers some of the most common chest pain questions.

Recognizing Signs of Holiday Depression

For some, holidays can become a time of stress, anxiety or depression. That's particularly true this year and why it is important to recognize the signs of holiday depression.

Self Exams Are Not Replacements For Mammograms

Monthly self exams can help detect breast cancer, but Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit explains why they should be done in addition to clinical mammograms, not in place of them.

Heart Monitoring and Smartwatch Technology

While smartwatch heart monitoring does not replace routine checkups with a cardiologist, the wearable tech has led to the discovery of heart health issues like atrial fibrillation.

The holiday season is here!

The pandemic has created many challenges and has forced us to re-examine and change how we do things. Find your gratitude even in a pandemic.

How Much Stress Is Too Much for Your Heart

Stress can dramatically impact on the heart if not properly managed. Dr. Thomas Wallace, a cardiologist with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, shares what warning signs to watch for.

Stress And Your Heart Health

High levels of stress can lead to a number of cardiac disorders. Dr. Thomas Wallace, a cardiologist with the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, answers common questions about the impact of stress on your heart.

Back to School Tips and Guidelines

As children return to school, hear tips from Dr. Joe Elser, a pediatrician who has been practicing for 30 years. His advice covers sleep, COVID safety, and setting kids up for success in the new school year.

High Blood Pressure -- Know Your Numbers

High blood pressure can be invisible and silent, so you need to know your numbers. Dr. Jason Pelton advises you of the information needed to help keep your heart healthy.

Smoking and Vaping Increases the Risk of Infection - COVID-19

Dr. Ashish Tikotekar explains why smokers are at greater risk of getting COVID-19 and why smokers who get the virus are twice as likely to end up in the ICU.

The Importance of Cardiovascular Check-Ups

Cardiovascular disease can be silent, or you may have early warning signs such as shortness of breath. Cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher explains that regular check-ups are important for your health and well-being.

Pediatrician Jamie Irwin, DO, Offers Tips on Teaching Children Social Distancing

Social distancing can be hard for all of us, but as a parent it can be particularly hard to convince your kids to practice social distancing, especially in the summer when all they want to do is go out and play with their friends.

Diabetes, Obesity and Vascular Disease Contribute to Chronic Wound Epidemic

Chronic wounds, sores or ulcers that do not heal are common on the legs and feet but can occur anywhere on or in the body. Left untreated, they can diminish your quality of life and potentially decrease your life expectancy.

Focused on Healing Chronic Wounds

Treating wounds early on keeps people out of the Emergency Room and out of the hospital.

What's Behind Your Racing Heart?

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.

Mental Health Can Impact Risk for Coronavirus in Older Adults

We know that age and physical health issues put the elderly at risk for COVID-19, but emotional health and mental health are also important risk factors. When mental illness is left untreated, it also puts a person at risk for health complications.

How Virtual Visits Work - Primary Care Doctor, Keith Cooper, MD, Explains

Virtual Visits allow you to visit your doctor without leaving your home. Primary Care Physician, Dr. Keith Cooper talks about the discussions patients can have with their doctor over the phone or with a tablet or computer. It's just one more way our physicians are still here for you.