How to Know if Bariatric Surgery is Right for You

A healthy diet and routine exercise are the first steps to help people lose weight, but for some patients who struggle with obesity, bariatric surgery could be an option.

Early Detection and Preventative Care for Heart Disease

Taking care of your heart health doesn’t just mean receiving quality care when a problem presents itself. Successful treatment for heart disease also relies on early detection and preventative care.

Fall into Fitness

Let fall inspire you to make those changes! What a great time to be outdoors and take in the crisp air and warm rich colors around us.

The Pandemic’s Impact on Breast Cancer Screenings

Delays to regular mammograms and breast cancer screenings have already led to cancers being detected at a later stage, but Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to turn that trend around.

Is it Fall Allergies or COVID-19?

It's time for fall allergies to flare up. Before, you might have blamed ragweed or other pollens. But these days, there is another possibility to think about: could it be COVID-19?

Diabetes Boot Camp Provides New Options for Patients

Diabetes increases the likelihood of heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions. That's why Dr. Paul Valentin-Stone and his team came up with a successful solution to manage the disease with what they call a diabetes boot camp.

Self-care, Managing Stress, and Promoting Healthy Routines

There is no better time than the present to focus on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines.

How Has Heart Care Changed During the Pandemic?

Daily life has certainly changed during the pandemic and for many that includes how they receive heart care. Dr. Anthony Fletcher says we should take this opportunity to refocus on the basics.

Women’s Unique Risk Factors for Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for approximately one in every four deaths. Much like it is for men, the key for women is to prioritize a heart healthy lifestyle.

Summer is here!

We all need some sun exposure, but too much unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can be harmful.

Early Detection and Preventative Care for Heart Disease

As the leading cause of death in the United States, even more important is the need for early detection and preventative care for heart disease.

Treating and Preventing Dehydration During Summer Heat

As temperatures rise, dehydration and heat exhaustion are increasing concerns, which makes drinking water before and during outdoor activities essential.

Misconceptions About Chronic Headaches

About 30 percent of people suffer from repeated headaches, but the severity and frequency of chronic headaches can be managed with healthy practices and the right medication.

Heat Stroke Recovery, Treatment and Prevention

With summer comes heat across Central Arkansas along with the risk of heat stroke and related illness. That’s why everyone should understand the fundamentals of heat stroke recovery, treatment and prevention.

Recognizing and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Running can improve both physical and mental health, but too much or running with ill fitting shoes can also lead foot injuries, including plantar fasciitis. Podiatrist Dr. Naval Patel explains what it is and how to treat it.

Understanding Family History and Heart Disease

Family history is one of the leading risk factors for developing heart disease. Unlike a healthy diet, exercise or tobacco use, you have little control over your family history so it is important to understand its impact on your health.

Risks of Delaying Care for Diabetic Foot Injuries

Diabetes can cause nerve damage and poor circulation in feet and other extremities. It's also the leading cause of lower limb amputations, so seeking care for foot injuries quickly is key. Luckily, the CHI St. Vincent Wound Care Center is also here to help.

Does Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis Increase With Age?

As many as one out of every 25 Americans over age 60 will be diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, but this heart condition can develop at any age with some patients as young as 20 and 30.

Tools 2 Thrive

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the theme for this year is Tools 2 Thrive.

The Risk of Delaying Mammograms and Breast Cancer Screening

Disruptions to daily life over the past year caused many women to delay mammograms and regular breast cancer screening, but ongoing delays come with serious risks like allowing breast cancer to grow undetected.