The Importance of Annual Mammograms

Dr. Sirinya Prasertvit with the CHI St. Vincent Breast Center answers some of the most common questions about the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer.

Identifying Chest Pain and Heart Attacks

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi discusses what to watch for and when to seek help when it comes to chest pain and heart attacks.

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.

High Risk Breast Program Aids Early Detection of Breast Cancer

All women over age 40 should have an annual mammogram, but some women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer. That’s why CHI St. Vincent established the High Risk Breast Program.

Common Misconceptions About Prostate Cancer

Dr. Renee Warford, a urologist at the CHI St. Vincent Urology Clinic in Hot Springs, answers questions about the most common misconceptions regarding prostate cancer.

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may be the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths, but many misconceptions about the disease remain. Urologist Dr. Nathan Littlejohn answers some of the most common questions.

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 Care is Helping Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

Virtual care is helping doctors and nurses treat a variety of ailments. Cardiologist, Morris Kelley, MD explains how virtual care is helping prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Spine Specialist, Dr. Ikemefuna Uzo Onyekwelu, Treating Back Pain

Sixty-percent of back pain will get better without any intervention at all. But if the back pain back pain is associated with pain that goes down the legs or you have some sensory loss, where the feeling in your legs or even anything below the waist does not feel normal, that's a reason to reach out to a provider immediately.

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.

Dial 9-1-1 for All Medical Emergencies - Even Those Not Related to the Coronavirus

If you or someone around you has symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, the safest and fastest way to get to the emergency room is by calling 9-1-1. All CHI St. Vincent hospitals have measures in place to protect our patients from infection and from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Exercise Tips to Help You Stay Healthy While Gyms are Closed

You can get a “mood boosting cardio workout” without going to the gym. In fact, you can do your workout inside or outside with no equipment needed.