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CHI St. Vincent's Maternal Child Unit makes labor, delivery, recovery and post-partum treatment more convenient for families.

Dr. Bauer is continuing that tradition as a cardiac surgeon at the same hospital where his relatives made their mark, but his course to the surgery suite was a roundabout one.

Dr. Martha Rueda, a family practice physician with CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, is a living example of the power of gratitude.

Q&A: Summer Safety with Lee Wilbur, MD

Published: Oct 24, 2016

The weather is warmer and kids and families are heading outside. We are seeing quite a few pool and swimming injuries. Water may be fun for children to play with — but it can also be deadly.

Dr. Ananth Ranganathan answers the most commonly asked questions asked about the Zika Virus as it relates to pregnancy.

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Learn here how to stay safe, healthy and comfortable.

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.

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