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FIGHTING the good FIGHT: Wright leads by example while overcoming obstacles

By Derek oxford NWA Democrat-Gazette Marie Curie once said, “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” Diana Wright…

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A ray of sunshine: Nurse displays selfless attitude while aiding others

By Derek Oxford NWA Democrat-Gazette Tyranny Ray grew up wanting to be a doctor, and then life happened. “I ended up having my family first and so after my kids…

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Finding a mission: Gresham embodies servant spirit

By Derek Oxford NWA Democrat-Gazette Jay Gresham had an epiphany when he was in Africa in 2012 on a mission after graduating from Northwest Technical Institute’s nursing school in Northwest…

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Prime of Your Life Expo returns May 21-22

SPECIAL TO NWA DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE The third-annual Cherokee Casino & Hotel Prime of Your Life Expo is expected to have a large turnout after being so well received by the public…

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The difference between retirement and retirement living

Innisfree Senior Living has been a top senior living community in the area since 1986. It has earned and continues to hold its high reputation for offering family members and…

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The Meadows honors nurses for their caring spirit

Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette The Meadows Independent and Assisted Living Community wants to thank nurses everywhere for their selfless giving and caring.  May 6-12 is the celebration of National Nurses Week. …

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Washington regional first in Northwest Arkansas to implant heart failure monitoring system

SPECIAL TO NWA DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE A cardiovascular team at Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute implanted today the first miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensors to manage heart failure in Northwest Arkansas. The CardioMEMS…

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Washington regional hospice nurses have special gift for comfort

SPECIAL TO NWA DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE When facing a life-limiting illness, most patients prefer to continue the homelike routines that make them most comfortable. They want to be surrounded by things that…

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Various types of family caregivers

METRO CREATIVE SERVICES Data from Pew Research shows that, since 1965, mothers have almost tripled the amount of paid work they do each week, and dual-income households have become more…

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What caused my breast cancer?

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Dr. Chris Menendez, a board certified fellowship trained breast surgeon dedicated to the surgical treatment of breast disease, specifically, breast cancer. Menendez’s practice,…

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Northwest Health’s robotics-assisted surgery advances care for women

Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette It’s no secret that the healthcare system in this area, in recent years, has bloomed into a powerhouse resource for the state. Residents of Northwest Arkansas…

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Changing Diets with Age

As people age, their dietary needs begin to change. Foods that were once staples of your diet as a youth may be restricted once you hit a certain age, while…

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Northwest Health, Two Men and a Truck host food drive

Earlier this month, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, Northwest Health System and Two Men and A Truck kicked off their new partnership by hosting a food drive at all 38…

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