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Know the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. Not all polyps become cancerous, the only way to find out is by getting screened.

5 Ways to Prevent Cancer

Published: Mar 15, 2018

With one-third of all cancer cases being preventable, now is the time to take action against your risk factors.

Former Disney World employees retires to Arkansas to be close to his grandson and the CHI St. Vincent Wound Center is helping him make the most of their time together.

Cardiac catheterization is used to diagnose and treat heart disease. This minimally invasive procedure allows doctors to see if there is a blockage in an artery.

When it comes to getting a colonoscopy, you’re not the only one who has questions. That’s why we’ve answered the five most commonly asked questions.

Why Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

Published: Feb 28, 2018

Your digestive health affects you daily, which is why we focus on taking a very personalized approach to care. Here are a few reasons you should get a colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy Saves Officer's Life

Published: Feb 22, 2018

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

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is an epidimic in this country. With medication and ablation, Dr. Tom Wallace helps Dana Trawick keep her heart healthy.

While vacationing out of state, Stanley Rogers was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor and sent to the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute.

Surviving a Brain Aneurysm

Published: Feb 19, 2018

Suzette Hamilton's husband found her unresponsive one day. After being treated at Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, she is now happy and healthy.

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.

5 Ways to Recognize Heart Failure

Published: Feb 7, 2018

Many people have heart failure and don't even know it. Learn how to recognize heart failure and where to get treatment.

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.

If you or someone around you is having a heart attack. Put down the car keys and pick up the phone. Dialing 9-1-1 is the safest and quickest way to get emergency care.

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

It’s possible to lower your blood pressure naturally, without taking medications, by paying closer attention to your lifestyle choices.

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

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.

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