We often see cholesterol as a bad thing--the grocery store is littered with packaging labeled “low-cholesterol” or “cholesterol-free.” But cholesterol is produced naturally by your body and you need it to function properly. Cholesterol is used by your body to create hormones, as well as Vitamin D, and to support digestion. While your liver generates enough cholesterol to support these functions, you also get cholesterol through foods … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between ‘Good’ & ‘Bad’ Cholesterol?
Across the country, the number of coronavirus cases is rising steadily as more people have access to COVID-19 testing. While each state is handling the rollout of coronavirus testing differently and releasing guidelines separately, the medical process of the test itself varies little, if at all. What Are the Guidelines for COVID-19 Testing In AR? Your healthcare provider will be able to provide you with detailed guidance about … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Testing in Arkansas | Step by Step
Despite what valuable research has come from studies of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), researchers are still trying to better understand how it spreads, how to protect against it, and how to develop and distribute effective methods of testing. Here’s the latest information on its symptoms and testing and how ARcare is helping its communities in this unprecedented time. What do we know about COVID-19 so far? 1. It’s easily … [Read more...] about What Are the Symptoms of the Coronavirus? Should I Get Tested?
In just four months, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 1.5 million people in more than 200 countries. Here’s everything you need to know about treatment, prevention, and how to keep yourself and those around you safe during this time. 1. What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause everything from the common cold to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In December 2019, researchers … [Read more...] about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Treatment and Prevention
In just a few short weeks, COVID-19 has spread across the globe, infecting hundreds of thousands of people. At the time of this writing, the coronavirus has spread across more than 100 countries on every continent except Antarctica. It has been spreading at such a rapid pace that authorities are using all of their resources in an attempt to combat it. You have probably heard the words “telehealth” and “telemedicine,” but do you know what they … [Read more...] about How Telehealth Impacts Patient Care