A new study from the Journal of the American Medicine Association found that nearly half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes in the United States are associated with diets that skimp on certain foods and nutrients and overdo moderate levels with others. Researchers identified 10 dietary habits with strong evidence for providing … Continue reading “Just Do It! Ten Dietary Habits to Stop Today”

Dr. Timothy Dow grew up in Oklahoma, but northeast Arkansas feels like home. After completing his family practice residency at the University of Oklahoma Medical College in Tulsa, Dr. Dow moved to Trumann to begin his career in a medically underserved community, which was a requirement of the National Health Service Scholarship he had received … Continue reading “Physician Spotlight: Dr. Timothy Dow”

  A recent survey conducted by the Cleveland Clinic that included over 1,000 men and women revealed some alarming facts.  Approximately 74 percent of Americans are not worried about dying from heart disease, and 32 percent are not taking any steps to prevent the condition.  Even among those with a family history of heart disease, … Continue reading “The Truth about Heart Disease”

  Did you get the memo?  Are you wearing red?  Friday is the 3rd National Wear Red Day in recognition of women and heart disease.  Heart disease is not just a women’s health issue.   Consider these statistics from the Centers for Disease Control: Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women. Each … Continue reading “February is Heart Disease Awareness Month”

  Your heart isn’t only your most critical muscle – it’s what keeps you alive, after all – but also one of the hardest working. It ticks 24-7 and except for the times when you’re relaxing or sleeping, it rarely gets a break. Check these fascinating facts about your heart that might inspire you to … Continue reading “Did you know? 8 Amazing Facts about Your Heart Health”

  We’re picking up right where we left off last week and showing you 5 more reasons you should have a primary care physician (PCP) that you visit regularly. After all, it really is the best thing you can do for your overall health.   Routine Screenings Taking your blood pressure at every appointment might … Continue reading “10 Reasons You Should Have a Primary Care Physician (PCP) – Part 2”

  Over the next two weeks we’re going to show you 10 reasons you should have a primary care physician (PCP). All of these reasons for making that appointment are quite compelling on their own but when you look at them altogether, you can’t deny that visiting your doctor on a regular basis is really the … Continue reading “10 Reasons You Should Have a Primary Care Physician (PCP) – Part 1”

  Physical inactivity is now considered the leading cause of death in the United States. Research has shown that exercise is medicine and as little as 150 minutes per week can improve your health through treatment and prevention of conditions such as: Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Stroke, and more. Just … Continue reading “The Only Prescription with Unlimited Refills”

  “Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?” Of course, everyone knows it’s a call to pay attention – Christmas is coming! Or more important, St. Benedict, back in the 600s, wrote a guide for his monks. The very first word is “listen”. Maybe with our busy lives, we don’t really listen – listen to the really … Continue reading “A Christmas Thought”

  My family has them, and yours does too—delicious treats that show up only for the holidays.  Part of the temptation to overeat is wrapped up in knowing they are here for a short time.  Thankfully, that works to our benefit.  Sometime in early January, the frenzy of cooking stops, and we return to more … Continue reading “Holiday Traditions That Outlast Food”