Category archives: Healthy Choices

Holistic Skincare (On A Budget!)

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To follow up on my last holistic-minded post about winter healthcare in the form of food, I wanted to share my experiences with holistic skincare. Most importantly, I would like to point out that affordable skincare IS possible, you just have to find what works for you. As with anything concerning health, I am a true believer that it all begins with what you[...]

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes - UAMS

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  Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon and Chairman of UAMS Department of Orthopedics states, "In my practice, it's all about mobility, and what we can do to keep patients active, moving and continuing their normal activities". Barnes, who specializes in hip and knee reconstruction says that at the end of the day, his goal with his patients [...]

Holistic Winter Health

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am no doctor, but I have spent the last several years getting into holistic health. My interest began when I was living in Fayetteville. Being surrounded by like-minded people, I became an outdoor enthusiast in the Ozarks, and dove into a borderline obsession with hot yoga. The yoga has now taken a backseat to other interests, but I still use the basics. A[...]

Persistence and Positivity Fulfill Dream for CHI St. Vincent Physician

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Perspective comes when you least expect it. It makes the grass on your side of the fence as green – or greener – than your neighbor’s. It kicks gratitude into high gear, and it gives you a chance to look at your life, determine what you really want, what stands in your way of getting there and how much you want to achieve that desire. Dr. Martha Rueda, a [...]

CHI St. Vincent Offers the Latest in Mammography

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ammography dates back to 1913 when Albert Salomon attempted to visualize breast cancer through radiography. Modern-day mammography techniques were developed in the late ‘60s and have evolved with time and new technology. Today, mammography is hailed as one of the most effective ways to detect breast cancer. The effort to defeat this disease and prevent death[...]

Internal Medicine Physician Keeps Her Eye on the Prize

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Most people will tell you that the key to success is setting a goal and working every day toward it. Most people, however, get diverted or change goals before ever achieving their original aim. Not Dr. Kristi Sutton. An internal medicine doctor for CHI St. Vincent Primary Care – Hot Springs Village – Ponce deLeon, Dr. Sutton sets her heart, mind and inten[...]

New Clinic, Family Keep Physician on the Run

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Trying to catch Dr. Ananth S. Ranganathan is like trying to keep lightning in a cup. Bright, sharp and constantly moving, Dr. Ranganathan is enjoying every aspect of his life as a new physician, husband and father. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up?  A: I was born in Minnesota. My parents, both retired PhDs, moved us to Little [...]

Kismet Worked Its Charm for Primary Care Physician

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In a time long ago, there was a catchy little tune called, “Don’t Worry. Be Happy.”It urged anyone who listened to take a deep breath, square the shoulders and realize that everything works out – one way or another. For Dr. Marcus Chu, this advice led him to a thriving clinic in Hot Springs Village. Q: As a young man with a toddler, what is it like treati[...]