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If you sneeze a lot, if your nose is often runny or stuffy, or if your eyes, mouth or skin often feels itchy, you may have allergic rhinitis, a condition that affects 40 million to 60 million Americans.

An aortic aneurysm can be life-threatening and is more common in older men and smokers than other groups.

Dr. Ali Krisht, neurosurgeon at our Arkansas Neuroscience Institute, is an advocate of getting fast treatment for stroke. He knows "time is brain."

Q&A: TAVR with Dr. Aravind Rao

Published: Oct 24, 2016

Severe aortic stenosis is a serious heart valve disease that restricts normal blood flow to the entire body. Your lungs, brain and body don’t get the oxygen-rich blood they need to function.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection; so common, in fact, that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives.

Do you have a primary care physician? Do you know why it is important to have one?

Consistent check-ups and a relationship with his primary care physician detects cancer, saves life for Little Rock man.

Arkansas farmer Kenneth Cole discovered his high blood pressure during regular visits to his primary care physician.

Barbara McClintock lived for 75 years without knowing what kept her from sitting, sleeping and managing her daily life. A scoliosis diagnosis and surgery changed her life.

Chuck Lange is fearless. A Vietnam veteran, Chuck has conquered smoking, heart attack, cancer and now atrial fibrillation with Watchman device.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) offers heart patients a less invasive treatment option than open heart surgery.

Ali Krisht, MD Takes on Brain Tumors

Published: Sep 9, 2016

Dr. Ali Krisht, director of the Arkansas Neuroscience Institute at CHI St Vincent, is known around the world for his work on rare brain tumors; in particular, he specializes in surgeries most doctors would describe as inoperable.

Dr. Michael Ford has seen many states and all kinds of patients. Born and raised in Russellville, Dr. Ford followed his interest in science to a career in family medicine with CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock.

Dr. Srinivasan Ramaswamy is originally from Bangalore in Karnataka, India, the third most populous city in that country. Leaving such a bustling, beautiful place was not easy, but Dr. Ramaswamy, a family medical physician at CHI St. Vincent Primary and Urgent Care, now calls Little Rock home.

Dr. Jeremy Harwood’s initial career goal was to make goals. Today, he’s a pediatrician with CHI St. Vincent Primary and Urgent Care in Little Rock.

Dr. Kyler Crary, a pediatrician with CHI St. Vincent Primary Care in Little Rock, is doing what he can to combat the disturbing obesity statistics in Arkansas.

Extreme heat can cause confusion and other symptoms in the elderly, those on multiple medications and people who work or spend a lot of time outdoors. Know how to identify and avoid heat exhaustion and stroke.

Trying to catch Dr. Ananth S. Ranganathan is like trying to keep lightning in a cup. Bright, sharp and constantly moving, Dr. Ranganathan is enjoying every aspect of his life as a new physician, husband and father.

Dr. Marcus Chu sees patients at CHI St. Vincent Primary Care in Hot Springs Village.

A primary care physician at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, Dr. Samant is managing three children, a husband, a career and her patients with a grateful heart and a gift for empathy.

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