New Mercy clinic COO to focus on improving patient access

special to nwa MEDIA Andy Thompson has been named the new Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Clinics in Northwest Arkansas. Thompson takes on his new role as Mercy is set…

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Proper ear protection vital to hearing loss prevention

special To NWA MEDIA Prolonged noise can damage hearing. Even short bursts of sound over 90 decibels can have an impact. Permanent hearing loss can occur in as little as…

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Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation allows patient’s own cells to be used to repair damaged knee

special to NWA MEDIA Mike Dunkel, 47, a lineman from Ozark, is back climbing electrical power poles and doing distance running after a successful Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) procedure performed…

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Prevention important to assisted-living residents

The following questions were answered by Wade and Alison Cothran, owners and administrators of Homestyle Assisted Living. Q  Is preventive health care necessary for my assisted-living resident if they are…

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METRO CREATIVE SERVICES Who has not heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”? It may seem unlikely that one fruit could be so effective at…

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Washington Regional offers advancement in treatment for atrial fibrillation

special to nwa MEDIA Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute has made another advancement in the care of heart patients in Northwest Arkansas by introducing a new therapy shown to enhance…

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Arthritis and osteoporosis

derek oxford | nwa media It’s amazing what people learn “just to live with.” Commonly, pain falls into that category, but does it have to? Two of the most common…

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Preventive dental care for the child

Q Why is preventive dentistry important? A Preventive dentistry means a healthy smile for children. Children with healthy mouths chew more easily and gain more nutrients from the foods they…

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Free cardiac screenings by Northwest Health System

Northwest Health System is encouraging patients to have a “heart to heart” with their three hospitals and 40 clinics in Northwest Arkansas. Patients can schedule a free cardiac screening that…

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Tulsa Fertility Center offers egg donor program

Tulsa Fertility Center’s Egg Donor program gives women the opportunity to offer the gift of pregnancy and parenthood to others. There are many reasons that a woman might consider using…

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