Understanding alcoholism and the available treatments may be the key to finding a path to recovery. Without treatment, alcoholism can cause every aspect of a person’s life to deteriorate. But often, people do not understand exactly what alcoholism is and how it can be treated. Beginning the alcohol awareness journey can help you spot the development of alcoholism and facilitate a positive outcome for the continued health of yourself or a loved … [Read more...] about What is Alcoholism and How Can It Be Treated?
An early diagnosis of hepatitis B, or hep B, can reduce the risk of serious liver problems that may occur when left untreated. FibroScan offers an effective, non-invasive assessment option. Traditionally, the easiest way to diagnose hep B is with a needle biopsy, which involves inserting a needle between two of the right lower ribs and taking a sample of the liver tissue. This process is invasive, slightly painful, and sometimes comes with … [Read more...] about This is the Latest Technology for Diagnosing Hepatitis B – And We Have It Here in Arkansas!
Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels can help lower your risk of heart disease and improve your overall well-being. But what is good and what is bad cholesterol? Cholesterol plays a role in your body’s production of certain hormones, the digestive process, and vitamin D production. While you need healthy levels of cholesterol in your body, high cholesterol can lead to health issues that can negatively impact your heart. … [Read more...] about The Facts: What Cholesterol Means for Your Health
Amy Sullivan is a registered advanced practice nurse and certified nurse practitioner. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Little Rock with a bachelor of science in nursing and the University of Central Arkansas with her master's degree in nursing in 2013. Amy joined ARcare in February 2014. … [Read more...] about Cholesterol & You: ‘Ask the Expert’ with Amy Sullivan, APRN
Influenza and pneumonia have some common symptoms, but they are not the same. Knowing which illness is which will help you get timely, appropriate care and avoid complications. When you find yourself coughing and running a fever, flu or pneumonia could be responsible. To get the treatment you need, and lower the risk of serious complications from either condition, it is important to understand the differences between flu versus pneumonia … [Read more...] about Flu vs. Pneumonia: How Can You Tell the Difference?