Dr. Ashish Tikotekar explains why smokers are at greater risk of getting COVID-19 and why smokers who get the virus are twice as likely to end up in the ICU.
Cardiovascular disease can be silent, or you may have early warning signs such as shortness of breath. Cardiologist Dr. Anthony Fletcher explains that regular check-ups are important for your health and well-being.
Social distancing can be hard for all of us, but as a parent it can be particularly hard to convince your kids to practice social distancing, especially in the summer when all they want to do is go out and play with their friends.
Chronic wounds, sores or ulcers that do not heal are common on the legs and feet but can occur anywhere on or in the body. Left untreated, they can diminish your quality of life and potentially decrease your life expectancy.
Treating wounds early on keeps people out of the Emergency Room and out of the hospital.
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.
We know that age and physical health issues put the elderly at risk for COVID-19, but emotional health and mental health are also important risk factors. When mental illness is left untreated, it also puts a person at risk for health complications.
Virtual care is helping doctors and nurses treat a variety of ailments. Cardiologist, Morris Kelley, MD explains how virtual care is helping prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Sixty-percent of back pain will get better without any intervention at all. But if the back pain back pain is associated with pain that goes down the legs or you have some sensory loss, where the feeling in your legs or even anything below the waist does not feel normal, that's a reason to reach out to a provider immediately.
Virtual Visits allow you to visit your doctor without leaving your home. Primary Care Physician, Dr. Keith Cooper talks about the discussions patients can have with their doctor over the phone or with a tablet or computer. It's just one more way our physicians are still here for you.
If you or someone around you has symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, the safest and fastest way to get to the emergency room is by calling 9-1-1. All CHI St. Vincent hospitals have measures in place to protect our patients from infection and from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can get a “mood boosting cardio workout” without going to the gym. In fact, you can do your workout inside or outside with no equipment needed.
Anxiety and stress can play havoc on our physical & emotional well-being. Stress affects us dramatically, so it is imperative to find ways to cope when we are faced with mental and emotional strain.
Nutrition and fitness play such a significant role in the way our bodies function. The psychological and physical benefits of good nutrition and fitness are phenomenal.
Medical Director, Dr. William G. Jones talks about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The most vulnerable people are those that are older and people that have diseases of the lungs or that affect the immune system. The symptoms of the Coronavirus are fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Getting a flu shot, careful hand washing, watching for headaches, body aches, cough, congestion and keeping an eye out for fever can help you get your children safely through the flu season.
Being pro-active is your best bet when keeping your resolutions! You must be pro-active towards making changes, because if you are in-active, this means you are staying in the same place.
Cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Thurston Bauer joined Good Morning Arkansas to talk about the latest clinical research that will bring cutting edge treatments for heart disease to Arkansas.
Bea had a quadruple bypass and at that point they told her that probably ten years would be her life span. That was twenty years ago. With Dr. Anthony Fletcher's guidance, Bea changed her lifestyle to heart-healthy.
Dr. Srinivas Vengala, interventional cardiologist joined Good Morning Arkansas to talk about how a healthy lifestyle impacts risk for heart disease.