Healthy Living

Common Forms of Tick-Borne Disease in Arkansas

Warmer weather means more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately it also means a greater chance of tick bites. Baptist Health’s Dr. David Gerson with Sherwood Family Medical Center breaks down the most common tick-borne illnesses.

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All About Arthritis

With an estimated 54 million adults in the U.S. living with an arthritis diagnosis, both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are important to understand. Read on to learn more about common types of arthritis, your risk for developing the disease and the treatment options available.

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11 Ways You Can Stay Healthy and Active Throughout Your Day

Most Arkansans live an overly sedentary lifestyle – which can be linked to obesity, cardiovascular disease and depression. In fact, the World Health Organization listed inactivity as the fourth greatest risk factor for global adult mortality – but by staying active at work, you easily keep yourself from becoming a part of this statistic. Add more active hours to your day by following the tips.

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Calculate Your Health

The term BMI (body-mass index) has grown in popularity over the years as obesity rates have risen. The body-mass index measures weight and height to determine if a person is underweight, at a normal weight, overweight, or obese. 

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Winter and Your Heart

For most of the year, our hearts thrive from exercise and manual tasks, such as working in the yard. However, cold weather can affect our vascular systems in ways that can be potentially dangerous.

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