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Early Spike This Flu Season

Published: Dec 22, 2017

Early rise in flu cases in Arkansas. If you haven't gotten your flu shot, it's time to get one right now. A message from CHI St. Vincent Primary Care offices in story featuring Dr. Mark Viegas.

77-year-old heart failure patient makes history as Arkansas's first recipient of the world's smallest heart pump.

High blood pressure is an indicator of heart disease. Working with her physician, Dr. Oyidie Igbokidi, June Johnson implemented the changes that allow her to maintain her active lifestyle.

Susie Reynolds Reece, Violence Prevention Specialist in Hot Springs, is helping reduce suicide rates in Garland County.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but treatments have improved dramatically. CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute's Dr. Muhammad Waqas explains how technology is saving peoples lives.

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce awarded CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs as the large business of the year.

CHI St. Vincent Medical Group welcomes five new physicians expanding the region's largest network of doctors and providers, including almost every specialty.

Arkansas Neuroscience Institute is moving to our North campus in the Fall of 2018 so they can expand their services.

Although it seemed unlikely, a year after his accident, former Arkansas State Trooper Brian Burke walks into his future.

Healthy Thanksgiving Eating

Published: Nov 22, 2017

The key to healthy Thanksgiving Day eating is about portion control and knowing when to back away.

CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, the largest and most diverse network of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons in Arkansas, has added five new physicians in locations across the state, further enhancing the quality of care for the region.

Regular checkups with your dermatologist are an important part of your overall health. Early detection is always key.

US New & World Report ranks CHI St. Vincent as the #1 hospital in Arkansas for the 5th straight year.

Choosing a doctor and developing a long term relationship goes a long way in helping people maintain optimum health.

People use emergency rooms for more than emergencies, so doctors often catch symptoms of conditions unrelated to the patients reason for visiting.

Regular exercise is important for overall health, but it also helps people function better in their daily lives.

Many people put off going to the doctor because they fear the expense, but that need not be the case.

Colonoscopy Saves Officer's Life

Published: Nov 2, 2017

The screenings that patients receive during primary care visits can identify issues that can later become more significant health problems.

Dr. Trace Garner has joined our Heart Institute and opened the first cardiology clinic in Monticello.

Dr. Cari Cordell sat down with HER Magazine for an in-depth Q&A about how she is blazing a trail for women in orthopedics.

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