ECMO and a Nurse’s Compassion Answer Prayers for Former-Marine Battling COVID-19

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.

Spring into Wellness

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.

How to Know if Bariatric Surgery is Right for You

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.

Recognizing and Treating Addiction of All Kinds

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.

When Does Overactive Bladder Require Treatment?

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?

Get to Know Your Cardiologist: Dr. Anthony Fletcher

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.

Colonoscopies Remain the Most Reliable Method for Detecting Colorectal Cancer

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 Your Way to Better Health

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.

I never realized how bad I felt until I had the gastric sleeve surgery

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 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.

Know Your Numbers and Protect Against Heart Disease: The Silent Killer

High blood pressure and heart disease can be a silent killer, but you can fight back by learning how to know your numbers.

The Beat Goes On!

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.

HeartSmart: How to Detect Early Signs of Heart Disease

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.

Nurse’s Compassion Gives Former-Marine Battling COVID-19 a New Lease on Life

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.

Moving Wellness Forward!

Moving wellness forward is just that…not going backwards…not staying the same…BUT moving forward and taking steps toward behavioral changes. Wellness must encompass the mind, body and spirit to achieve optimum results!

Colonoscopies and Early Detection for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer often presents without symptoms, but can be treated early or even prevented with regular screening like a colonoscopy beginning for most adults at age 50.

Understanding Holiday Depression

The holidays often bring joy, but for some can also bring feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. That's why it's important to recognize the signs of holiday depression and get help when it's needed.

Lifestyle Changes to Combat Heart Disease

Steps to reduce your risk for heart disease shouldn't begin at a hospital. CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs cardiologists share tips to begin the journey to a heart healthy lifestyle at home.

Healthy Eating Habits for the Holidays

The holiday season truly is a wonderful time of the year with celebrations and sweet treats, but overindulgence can also lead to weight gain and a number of health concerns.

The Holiday Stress Minimizer

Many people feel overwhelmed during the holiday season, which leads to stress. There are ways to help reduce this type of stress if you make plans ahead of time and stay on course.