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How Can I get my Toddler to brush her teeth?

How Can I get my Toddler to brush her teeth?

Here is a question from a reader: I love my little girl to pieces, it is truly a joy to be her mother. However, like every parent, there are times when I struggle with patience. It feels like a battle every night to get her teeth clean. […]

Dandelions- Medicinal Uses

Dandelions- Medicinal Uses

These annoying weeds in our yards actually have several health benefits when ingested. Native Americans used boiled dandelion in water to treat kidney disease, swelling, skin problems,  heartburn, and upset stomach. In traditional Chinese medicine, dandelion has  been used to treat appendicitis, stomach problems, and breast problems, such […]

Breast Care in NWA is Top Notch

Breast Care in NWA is Top Notch

Local Breast Center Designated as a Center of Excellence Fayetteville,  AR  —    On  January  14,  2014,  the  doctors  and  staff  at  The  Breast  Center,   a  MANA  clinic,  received  a  package  in  the  mail  with  some  long  awaited  news.  The   Breast  Center  in  Fayetteville  has  been […]

Reduce Holiday Stress

Reduce Holiday Stress

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed somethimes around the holidays. Christmas shopping, family gatherings, work parties…the list goes on and on. However, it is also a time filled with laughter, love, and joy. Here are some tips to reduce stress and focus on the postive this […]

Deaf Dog Safety

Deaf Dog Safety

DEAF DOG CARE AND TRIANING (Article 2 of 5) By Jeanne Champagne, Director of Boxer Rescue of NWA www.BoxerRescueNWA.org SIMPLE WAYS TO HELP YOUR DEAF DOG FEEL AND BE SAFER: Use a night light A good friend and teacher of deaf and blind children, and […]

Dry Skin and Eczema Management

Dry Skin and Eczema Management

Dry Skin and Eczema Management With colder temperatures approaching, many are prone to dry skin. Here is some great useable information from local dermatologist Dr. Chris Schach of Ozark Dermatology: Dry skin (xerosis or asteatosis) occurs when moisture and barrier oils are lost from the […]

Fact vs Fiction: Deaf Boxers

Fact vs Fiction: Deaf Boxers

Fact vs Fiction : Deaf Boxers By Jeanne Champagne, Director of Boxer Rescue of NWA www.BoxerRescueNWA.org What causes canine deafness? From congenital deafness (a defect in their genes) to illnesses that can cause deafness (such as chronic ear infections) to ototoxic drugs (chemicals that can […]

Halloween Pedestrian Safety

Halloween Pedestrian Safety

Halloween Pedestrian Safety Contributed by NWA Car Accident Attorney While some are afraid of being spooked on Halloween, most kids wallow and revel in the sweet and scary traditions of All Hallow’s Eve. With all of the tricking, treating, costumes, and candy, it doesn’t seem […]

Does Lack of Sleep = Obesity, ADHD, and Diabetes?

Does Lack of Sleep = Obesity, ADHD, and Diabetes?

  Does Lack of Sleep = Obesity, ADHD, Diabetes, and even Heart Disease? Contributed by Dr. Tara Hickman SLEEP! This is a powerful word to many parents. The effects of sleep deprivation are well known to those of us who have spent months caring for […]

Tick Bites Can Cause Allergy to Red Meat

Tick Bites Can Cause Allergy to Red Meat

  Tick Bites Can Cause Allergy to Red Meat Contributed by: Tina Hatley Merritt, MD The Allergy & Asthma Clinic of Northwest Arkansas It was just a cheese burger, but Mary awoke 4 hours later, with severe itching.  She went to the bathroom, and took a […]

Bruxism

Bruxism

  Bruxism is the technical term for teeth grinding or clenching your teeth.  If you have this condition you might not even know you are doing these things.  It can occur during the day or, most often, at night.  Most dentists aren’t certain what causes […]

Tendinitis Causes and Treatment Options

Tendinitis Causes and Treatment Options

Tendinitis Causes and Treatment Options Contributed by Dr. Ty Russell People who practice repetitive motions—usually involving either a job or a sport—are at higher risk of developing tendinitis (also spelled tendonitis). This is an inflammation of the tendons that can affect any of the body’s […]