July 20, 2017

Marvelous! Woman — Amanda Thornton

  Mother Teresa wrote, “It is not how much we do but how much love we put in the doing. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put in the giving.” June Barrow sees one of her best friends, Amanda Thornton, in that famous quote. “Amanda excels here, for she loves Read More

From the Publisher’s Desk — October/November 2015

This issue is special in so many ways. We have usually focused on women’s health in October and November because October is breast cancer awareness month, but this year we did it up big! When I first moved here, I looked for a nurse practitioner for my annual exam, and was thrilled to find Corinne Read More

To Your Health! Heart Health

By Corinne Hiser, ANP What is the most common cause of death in women? Most women answer “breast cancer,” but the No. 1 killer of women is heart disease. Alicia Walker is living proof. In 2005, at 44, she experienced the first of two heart attacks. While exercising, walking the same route she had walked Read More

To Your Health! Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Corinne Hiser, ANP When seasons change, and fall and winter approach, a sadness can follow. Some people experience a serious mood change during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. This condition, called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually Read More

To Your Health! The 7 Different Types of Breast Cancer

By Corinne Hiser, ANP Breast cancer is a universal term to describe several different cancers that form in and around the breasts. Breast cancer types are generally categorized based on where the illness begins, most often in the ducts or lobules, the parts of the female anatomy responsible for producing breast milk. About 226,870 new Read More

To Your Health! Health Care Navigators

By Corinne Hiser | Photographed by Deb Peterson Laura Chandler of Buffalo City knew something was not right. In fact, for three years she was aware that “something” was wrong. Her mammograms and ultrasound were normal. In January 2009, she scheduled an appointment in Fayetteville with The Breast Center. An exam was followed by an Read More

To Your Health! Heart Health: Are You at Risk?

By Advanced Nurse Practitioner Corinne Hiser High blood pressure has frequently been tagged as “the silent killer,” so how do you know when something more serious is brewing? One in four women dies from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), making it the No. 1 killer of women, regardless of race or ethnicity. Two-thirds of women who Read More

To Your Health! Your Annual Checkup Checklist

By Advanced Nurse Practitioner Corinne Hiser The new year is a good time to think about your annual exam. Here are some important tips to consider before you go to your appointment. Regular health exams enable your health care provider to assess and evaluate the status of your health. How do you look? How do Read More

Annual Checkup Checklist

To Your Health! Corinne Hiser Bio

Corinne Hiser is an Advanced Family Nurse Practitioner with Regional Family Medicine in Mountain Home and adjunct faculty for the family nurse practitioner program at Arkansas State University Jonesboro. Her honors include selection by the Mountain Home Business and Professional Women as a “Person of Influence” in 2010. She serves on the board for the Read More