Blood Pressure Medication Promising for Alzheimer’s Patients

According to a new study published in the journal Hypertension, a frequently prescribed blood pressure medication may help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in patients. Researchers randomly gave the drug nivaldipine… Read More

Top Heart Healthy Diets, Pt 1

As the onslaught of diet ads on television have emphatically reminded us, this is the time of year when many of us have made a determination to do something about weight gain…. Read More

Changes in Medicare Unlikely in 2017

According to insiders, it is unlikely that the GOP will attempt to make any changes to Medicare for the first 1-2 years of the Trump Administration. There are several reasons for this:… Read More

Medicare Open Enrollment is Coming to Northwest Arkansas

Yesterday (Sept. 15, 2016) marked the beginning of National Medicare Education Week in preparation for open enrollment Oct 7-December 15, 2016. According to a recent poll reported by Fox Business News, 80%… Read More

Different Demographic Hit Hardest by Flu This Year

Severe complications among flu patients are occurring in a different demographic than is typical for influenza; while most strains hit those over 65 and those younger than five the hardest, this year’s… Read More

A New Way to Look at Oats

Apparently, I’ve been looking at “whole grains” in a skewed way. Typically, I associate them with breakfast, (oatmeal and whole grain muffins, etc), and quite frankly, I’m not a big bread, oatmeal,… Read More

Obesity Fight Goes Global

The fight against obesity has gone global. The International Association for the Study of Obesity is encouraging governments to do something about the obesity epidemic, which will ultimately lead to a chronic… Read More

This Year's Flu Hits Younger Adults the Hardest

Health officials are urging people who’ve not been vaccinated against the flu shot to do so — especially if they are aged 25-50.  In the state of Arkansas, the average age of… Read More

Brain Rest Necessary after Concussion

An article in the journal Pediatrics verifies what clinicians have suspected: cognitive “rest” after a concussion is critical and leads to shorter recovery time. For the study, the researchers analyzed 335 youth… Read More

Breaking Bad [Habits] and Keeping Resolutions

This time of year I find myself actually looking forward to the end of the holiday season — going nearly a month without my normal routine starts to drive me nuts. And… Read More