So far this flu season, Faulkner County is one of the 11 Arkansas counties reporting the majority of flu cases in our state. Dr. Jessica Tackett breaks down the flu season, flu symptoms, and prevention for Faulkner County.
Also referred to as the “Winter Blues”, Seasonal Affective Disorder is a specific kind of depression that often strikes in late fall through winter. Symptoms include feeling lethargic, having trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and more. Here are some steps you can take to help you overcome your symptoms of SAD.
Few experiences make family members feel as helpless as watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Though nothing can be done to reverse the effects of the disease, you can help your loved one be more comfortable as they navigate life with Alzheimer’s. Read on to find out how.
At least 30 percent of antibiotics prescribed are unnecessary. This unnecessary prescribing and overuse of antibiotics is threatening public health with the risk of creating a superbug, a bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics. Learn how you can prevent superbugs.
Vascular dementia is a neurocognitive condition that causes a decline in cognitive function like other types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. Unlike other forms of dementia though, vascular dementia develops when the brain is deprived of oxygen and key nutrients for an extended period of time. This can happen after a stroke, or be caused by any incident or disorder that damages blood vessels or reduces circulation. Read on to learn more about vascular dementia, key risk factors and treatment.
Long summer days spent outside creates more opportunities for exposing ourselves to irritants that cause skin rashes or insect bites and stings. Find out how you can ease these summertime discomforts.