Month: August 2011

Hypertension – The Silent Killer

Hypertension – The Silent Killer

Facts & Fiction About Hypertension Contributed by Brian Reed, PA-C Hypertension (HTN) is a term used to describe elevated blood pressure.  This measurement consists of two numbers: systolic (the top number) and diastolic (bottom number).  Systolic pressure is the amount of pressure against the artery […]

Local Man Uses Music to Teach Kids Life Skills

Local Man Uses Music to Teach Kids Life Skills

Contributed by Eddie Gregg “Music is magical; it moves you. It helps to express what’s in your soul” said Jacob Paul, owner of Inside Out Music and Arts Studio in Farmington. Jacob, 27, who graduated from the U of A with a degree in psychology […]

Ten Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy During the School Year

Ten Ways to Keep Your Children Healthy During the School Year

Contributed by  Lauren Treat Health maintenance is primarily preventive.  Common sense health promotion is the best way to stay healthy. Proper nutrition A balanced diet with lots or fresh fruits and vegetables provides the body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to fight illnesses. […]

9 Ways to Avoid Summertime… Annoyances

9 Ways to Avoid Summertime… Annoyances

9 Ways to Avoid Summertime… Annoyances Contributed by:  Lauren Treat Summer is a fun time of outdoor activities and adventure, but it can also be a time of carefree risk-taking and accidents.  Common sense and preventive preparation can reduce the likelihood of many summertime ailments.  […]

What Has You Stressed Out Today?

What Has You Stressed Out Today?

Contributed by Zoe Calkins “I’m stressed out.” This self-made diagnosis is used everyday to explain away symptoms that range from irritability to migraine headaches. Stress is generally swept aside and left in the corner along with all of the other things that are to be […]

How Two NWA High School Athletes Overcame a Devastating Diagnosis

How Two NWA High School Athletes Overcame a Devastating Diagnosis

By Andrew Hutchinson Reshared from Sports Talk – The High School Show. www.thehighschoolshow.com Two athletes. A story of faith, a story of determination. One baseball player, one soccer player. Both from Arkansas. Both with Long QT syndrome. Neither knows the other person. Both making the […]