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4 Numbers You Need to Know

Published: Jun 29, 2017

Primary care doctors monitor how healthy you are so they can help keep you that way. Here are four numbers you need to know so you can live a long, healthy life.

5 Things to Know about Statins

Published: Jun 29, 2017

If you are at risk for heart disease or have been diagnosed with heart disease, your doctor may recommend a statin to lower your cholesterol. Here are the top 5 things to know about statins.

5 Tips for Recovering ACL Surgery

Published: Jun 29, 2017

Knowing how to take care of yourself after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is crucial for 100% recovery. That's why we've put together the top 5 things to do for a successful recovery.

CHI St. Vincent has joined forces with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to create a new program in response to the nursing shortage in Arkansas.

What Color is Your Snot?

Published: Jun 27, 2017

The color of your snot can indicate when and if you need to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. Test out your snot skills with our fun interactive tool.

​Dr. Muhammad Waqas and Craig O'Neill went to an Arkansas Travelers game to find out if men are seeing their doctors on a regular basis.

Robert Stroope experienced back pain all his life until Dr. Justin Seale performed successful spine surgery at CHI St. Vincent.

100 percent pure oxygen has incredible healing powers. And it's changing Don Riddling’s life with the help of Dr. David Dean and his team at our Little Rock Wound Care Center.

Under the care of Dr. Thurston Bauer, Joe Lee Crawford received the life-saving ECMO treatment after battling congenital heart disease and will now be able to live a full life.

A Complete Travel Checklist

Published: Mar 17, 2017

If you are traveling for a family vacation or last-minute road trip, make sure you pack appropriately especially if you are on medications!

Charlie Meabon is only in his mid-30s and had a heart attack. Here's how he found life afterward.

Hazel Mooney of Hot Springs Village has Watchman device implanted in heart to guard against atrial fibrillation.

Brian Frane is an exercise physiologist with Heart Clinic Arkansas. He’s training Tangela Harris-McClendo to be her healthist after having open heart surgery.

Ronald Evans is out and gardening again thanks to his heart surgery. His primary care physician caught a heart murmur, and Dr. Aravind Rao performed a life saving surgery.

Marcia Atkinson, MHSA, vice president\administrator of the CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute, heads the largest cardiology practice in the state.

What's Behind Your Racing Heart?

Published: Feb 8, 2017

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.

Seeking help for depression from his primary care physician helps Philip Hargrave live a healthier life.

The Skinny on Pain Management

Published: Jan 1, 2017

AY Magazine gets the facts about pain management from Dr. Carlos Roman, pain management physician at CHI St. Vincent.

Katherine Sheffield's heart failure kept her from the things she loved. CHI St. Vincent's new heart failure clinic helped the 46 year-old get back to her five kids and eight grandchildren.

CHI St. Vincent in Hot Springs hosts Project Search to help high school students with disabilities learn skills, confidence to find and keep good jobs.

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