More than excercise

Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation offer many people a natural means of relieving stress and improving overall health, and facilities are available in Northwest Arkansas to teach and encourage such…

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Going all natural and organic

Eating organically, once considered by some to be a “fad,” has found its way into the mainstream nationwide. Northwest Arkansas is no exception. There are countless stores around the area…

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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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Eating healthy, living healthy

When it comes to eating healthy, many people are overwhelmed by all of the rules, not to mention all of the choices. There are so many expensive, fad diets on…

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Mercy hospitals only two in state honored for Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose rate

Mercy Northwest Arkansas and Mercy Fort Smith have been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) for achieving the highest reported rates in Arkansas for protecting newborns from hepatitis B…

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Child Nutrition leads to good Oral Health

What children eat affects their teeth. Too many carbohydrates, sugars (from cake, cookies, candies, milk and other sugary foods and beverages) and starches (pretzels and potato chips) can cause tooth…

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Get moving toward better health

As Heart Health Awareness Month comes to a close, it’s a great opportunity to remember that one of the most important things that can be done for the heart is…

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The Issue of Tissue

The issue of breast tissue density has been a hot topic discussed widely over the last several years. When having their mammogram, many women are told they have “dense breasts,”…

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Sick and tired? Do Something Different!

Dr. Tammy Tucker is a different kind of doctor. Board-certified in family medicine but frustrated with the traditional medical model of patients in a revolving door of pharmaceuticals and insurance…

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The following questions were answered by Dr. Lance Weathers, a cardiologist with Mercy Health System in Rogers. Q What are four or five words you would use to describe yourself?…

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DAY IN THE LIFE: A look into the work of a local cardologist

Derek Oxford | NWA DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE Dr. Amr El-Shafei is a cardiologist at Mercy Heart & Vascular Center in Rogers. 5:54 a.m.—Alarm goes off. El-Shafei is about to head to the…

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