Tags archives: health

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[...]

Health: Arthritis

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symptoms of arthritis are familiar to many folks: inflammation, stiffness in the joints, loss of movement, fatigue and pain. Arthritis affects more than 50 million people nationally and is now the leading cause of disabilities. In Arkansas alone, more than 653,000 people suffer from some form of arthritis, including 2,700 children, according to the Arthriti[...]

Health: A Grand Design

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On April 8, Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate a goal well accomplished, a goal that benefits its eight hospitals and the 5,000 patients who receive world-class care at their facilities each day. Photographs courtesy of Baptist Health Foundation   Baptist Health Foundation will celebrate the completion of Baptist Health’s Capital Campaign wi[...]

Living: There's No Comparison

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come into this world with more genetically loaded material than we might be comfortable knowing. My son imparted this information to me many years ago whilst he was studying medicine. I asked him few questions. I, after all, took college biology and remembered that certain physical characteristics were preordained — little chemical messengers that determine[...]