Parenting

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. […]

Organize Your Medical Information

Organize Your Medical Information

Organizing Your Medical Information It is also so important to know your personal medical history so that you are able to share it when needed. If you are managing a chronic disease, traveling to or moving to another state or country, a personal health record can […]

Use of Humidifiers

Use of Humidifiers

Use of Humidifiers With all of these cold temperatures, many homes are using heat around the clock. This can leave your house and your bodies very dried out! The best way to fight that dry air and reduce your chances of a respiratory infection is […]

Common Cold Weather Health Conditions

Common Cold Weather Health Conditions

  Hip Hip Hooorrayy!! Snow is coming! As we transform into a winter wonderland, remember to stay safe out there. Dress appropriately and keep warm. Here is some information on the two most common cold weather conditions: frostbite and hypothermia.   Hypothermia Hypothermia develops when […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

Get Vaccinated for Flu Season

  Flu Vaccine The Center for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated for the flu in early fall. That means NOW!! Here are some FAQs about the flu from www.flu.gov : What is the seasonal flu? Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu […]

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 […]

Ovarian Cancer NWA Teen Council

Ovarian Cancer NWA Teen Council

Local twins on a mission to educate young women about the early signs of the silent killer            September is ovarian cancer awareness month and  sophomore  twins Emily and Anna Williams  of Fayetteville High School are not taking that lightly.  They feel that its time that […]

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the CDC (center for disease control) wants to remind us that shots are not just for kids! For easy to read schedules for all ages, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html There are also several clinics that offer […]