Growing up, Dr. Joseph Kosinski knew he wanted to pursue a career in science. After graduating from Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in chemistry, he worked for several years as a chemist, studying in a lab. “I enjoyed chemistry, but the work was so dry,” he said. “I wanted to interact and work … Continue reading “Physician Spotlight: Dr. Joseph Kosinski”

Pain is the body’s way of letting you know something is wrong. It can appear suddenly or build slowly over time. It can range from mild and intermittent to severe and persistent. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) indicates that acute pain, if left untreated, can lead to chronic pain. So how … Continue reading “Five Tips for Managing Chronic Pain”

  Wouldn’t it be great if there were a program that provided comprehensive health services – basically ALL needed health services – to elderly individuals in a way that would allow them to “age in place” in their homes, maintaining their independence as long as possible? And wouldn’t it be wonderful if the seniors themselves … Continue reading “Total Life Healthcare is a PACE program – Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – And it’s right here in Jonesboro”

Dr. Willie Hurst has made it his life’s work to improve the lives of families in Northeast Arkansas. He serves as medical director for the Jonesboro Church Health Center, a clinic for low-income uninsured individuals. With his wife, Honey, he also founded a non-profit organization called Kids at The Cross to support children and teens … Continue reading “Physician Spotlight: Dr. Willie Hurst”

We’ve all seen it, and perhaps even done it: Looked at the cell phone while driving. Distracted driving isn’t just texting – it’s any activity that takes your attention away from driving. This includes using a cell phone to call or text while driving, changing a CD or grabbing something from the floorboard. Distracted driving … Continue reading “Fighting Distracted Driving: How to Stay Safe”

According to Health.com, depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles.  But it can also be brought on by small choices we make every day that suck the happiness out of daily life, choices that we may not realize are impacting attitudes. … Continue reading “10 Worst Habits for Mental Health”

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. That means one out of every 11 Americans has the chronic disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. It includes people whose bodies do not make enough insulin (Type 1 Diabetics), those whose bodies do not use insulin properly (Type 2) and … Continue reading “Managing Diabetes? We Can Help.”

We are excited to introduce a new cutting edge, high tech and minimally invasive treatment for chronic tendon and plantar fascia pain.  The Tenex Health TX device was developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic and is used to remove the abnormal part of the tendon or plantar fascia that is causing pain. What is … Continue reading “Innovative Technique for Chronic Tendon and Plantar Fascia Pain available at St. Bernards”

Dr. Darrell Ragland never intended to practice medicine in Jonesboro, but life had other plans. After growing up in Little Rock, he attended college at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. “Family practice was the program I enjoyed the most throughout medical school,” … Continue reading “Physician Spotlight: Dr. Darrell Ragland”

On a steamy July day 117 years ago, something remarkable happened in Jonesboro. The first hospital in the northeast quadrant of Arkansas opened, taking its first patients on July 5, 1900. That hospital – named St. Bernards in honor of St. Bernard Tolomei, founder of Olivetan Benedictines – was a beacon of hope for the … Continue reading “Celebrating 117 Years of Care”