Tags archives: health

Meet Misty Duffy

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We were nearly sick by the time we pulled into Yellville. Route 14 which snakes along the ridges between Mountain View and Yellville should be on any serious list of the best motorcycle roads in the world. It’s an epic coiled spring of a road that, if done in a car, can make the best of us queasy. Give me a café racer and a leather jacket and it’d be a diffe[...]

Tuesday's Heartbeat: The Road to Fit

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My journey to "skinTy" is multifaceted. I work out at the gym — if you read my blog regularly, you know I have a hate-love-hate relationship with the elliptical — watch what I eat, regularly drink green smoothies and I walk a lot. And while the apps on my phone are very helpful, the Tomtoms gave me the best gift for Mother's Day: a Fit Bit Charge. This ha[...]

Health: An Experience Like No Other

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Runway for a Cause (RFC) returns this month with an expected sell-out luncheon and fashion show to benefit Susan G. Komen Arkansas. By Tracy Courage :: Photography by Cindy Momchilov   -eight models will take to the runway, wearing fabulous fashions from more than a dozen central Arkansas retailers, all to raise money for breast cancer research and[...]

Tuesday’s Heartbeat: Go Green!

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Like so many American women, I am always on a quest to lose or maintain my weight via diet or exercise, or the truly effective method of a healthy diet and exercise. While achieving my goal of a healthy weight — and a BMI that’s logical for a 47-year-old woman aka not anorexic in nature — is important, I am not one for starvation or crash diets. I like to[...]

Tuesday's Heartbeat: Migraine Remedy

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a month or so, I suffer from migraine headaches. As you may have guessed, they’re due to hormonal fluctuations, i.e., my menstrual cycle. While my physician — the attentive and always helpful Dr. Dan Watson from Autumn Road Family Practice — has prescribed a very-effective medicine, I’ve sought a natural remedy to this common problem. According to the[...]

Feature: Practical Printing

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College of the Ouachitas opens largest print farm in the world and transforms lives. Photography by Sara Blancett Reeves   of brightly colored plastic filament slowly spun. The plastic melted and extruded in each of the three-dimensional, or 3-D, printers working away at the College of the Ouachitas (COTO) in Malvern, Arkansas. The filament also[...]

Living: Narcissism - It’s All About Me. Really.

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might find it curious, but I really enjoy working with some of the narcissists who come into my office. They are mostly charming and engaging at the start; however, many do not last long past the “beginning-to-see-the-light” phase. It is then that the dark side of this particular personality will emerge — and it is most usually painful. You see, when an in[...]

Health: Made in the Shade

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When it comes to UV rays, less is best.   of sun exposure and repeated sunburns eventually take their toll on skin in the form of wrinkles, brown spots, precancerous legions and worse — skin cancer. Each year, more than 5 million people are treated for skin cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans is likely to develop skin cancer during his lifetime. Over the [...]

Living: Do You Drink Too Much?

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week I can look at my schedule of appointments and note that I will see someone because alcohol was used to excess. The person or persons are in my office because they had an alcoholic parent or sibling or even a grandparent who caused chaos to family members. Or the person is here because his spouse is an alcoholic or an older child is abusing alcohol. Oft[...]