About half of diabetics experience some kind of nerve damage which can cause them to lose feeling in their feet. For one Arkadelphia resident, that nerve damage and the inability to feel pain eventually led to serious foot ulcers.
We’ve heard the saying, “Don’t worry, be happy.” It sounds like a positive philosophy. Unfortunately, struggles can happen and we are faced with the reality that life isn’t always comprised of happiness free of worry.
The CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute developed the new HeartSmart Screening Program to help patients identify, manage and treat early signs of heart disease.
A brain tumor can be frightening for patients, but advanced treatments have allowed Dr. Ali Krisht and other neurosurgeons to do more to help patients.
Patients can drastically improve their quality of life and prevent or delay health complications by understanding and prioritizing diabetes management.
Heart surgery is one of the most common medical procedures performed each year, but the experience is new to each patient. Two CHI St. Vincent heart surgeons answers some common questions about when heart disease requires surgery and what recovery looks like.
A CHI St. Vincent nurse's compassion answers the desperate plea for help on behalf of a former-Marine battling COVID-19 hundreds of miles away.
The parks are filled with people enjoying the outdoor activities. We notice others simply walking and soaking up the fresh air and sunshine. The colors of nature surround us as we embrace the new season. There really is a “spring in our step,” which gives us a nudge to get going and become more active.
A healthy diet and routine exercise can help people lose weight, but for some, these steps may not be enough. that's when bariatric surgery offers an alternative solution.
An increase in anxiety, stress and isolation can sometimes be associated with an increase in consumption or other addictions that go far beyond alcohol and drug abuse.
An overactive bladder can make getting even a full eight hours of sleep at night a challenge, but when does an overactive bladder require treatment?
Interventional cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher served patients across the central Arkansas community for more than three decades. He shares what sparked his interest in cardiology and what it means to him to improve the lives of his patients.
About 150,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but a regular colonoscopy allows both early detection and treatment in a single procedure.
Sleep habits have a profound impact on our well-being. If we don’t get adequate sleep, it affects the way we start the day. Try our tips for a better night's sleep.
My starting weight was 226 lbs at 5' tall with a BMI of 44. I am three years out weighing 116 lbs with a normal BMI of 22. I recovered very quickly from surgery and never had any complications.
I was 59 and miserable. I had reached the point of giving up on the weight loss struggle. I'd tried everything over the years, pointlessly. A great friend suggested I check into the gastric sleeve. I did and my life was about to be changed.
High blood pressure and heart disease can be a silent killer, but you can fight back by learning how to know your numbers.
A fun way to improve your heart health is dance. Dancing works your heart and lungs, which can improve your cardiovascular health. As you dance, your heart rate increases to pump more oxygenated blood to the muscles you are using.
Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. That's why CHI St. Vincent created the preventative HeartSmart Screening Program.
A former-Marine battling COVID-19 was running out of options in Alabama, but then encountered the compassionate care of a nurse at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock.