July 20, 2017

Ask A Nerd — Electronically Fit

  By Wayne Embrey We live in an amazing time. The Iron, Bronze, and Steam Ages all changed humanity, but today’s Age of Information and Technology is a milestone that has outperformed them all. As we spend more time sitting on our rumps absorbing information (and calories), it would seem there is a direct connection Read More

Katy Tessman Stanoch’s New Book Helps Children Understand Cancer

By Deb Peterson Louis Stanoch was six when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. His little brother, Maxwell, was only three. They didn’t understand what was happening to their mom, especially when she lost her hair and no longer had the energy to sing to them. Katy Tessman Stanoch tried to find a book Read More

Breast Cancer Support Groups

By Deb Peterson “A lot of women think they’re doing just fine [after being diagnosed with breast cancer], says Chris Garrison, a volunteer at the Peitz Cancer Support House on the campus of Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. “And then a friend encourages them to come to our support group, and they cry 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

Getting—and Staying—Healthy Together

By Jamie Rigdon Fifteen years ago, my powerful little thyroid gland affected every part of my life. I was anxious, experiencing hot flashes and night sweats, and had put on 20 pounds in only a couple of weeks! I was diagnosed with Grave’s Disease, which causes hyperthyroidism, an abnormal immune system response that causes the 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! 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

Stretch Yourself in the New Year

Story by Kelley Nosari | Photographed by John Blair Stretching is good for you, and it feels great, too! Flexibility is a key component in fitness and good health. Performing a stretching routine on a regular basis is taking a step to make a better you! As you age, your muscles tighten and the range Read More