Men's Health

Simple Ways to Get Moving Without Joining a Gym

We all know that exercise and movement help our bodies function and that it is important to move to keep our bodies healthy and lean. However, life can get in the way. Kids, spouses, work, aging parents, and other obligations can cause our health – and exercising – to take a back seat! When it...
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The Benefits of Food Journaling

Holding yourself accountable for the popcorn you snack on while you’re watching television, the few bites you steal from your significant other’s plate, and your usual daily meals can make a big difference when trying to live a happier, healthy life. The benefits of keeping a food journal include:...
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Bariatric Surgery: Risks & Rewards

If you have been struggling with your weight for years, you may be ready to pursue weight-loss surgery. For many people, this can be a difficult decision, but also one that can truly benefit your future health. Bariatric or weight-loss surgery allows those who struggle to lose weight to join an...
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The Benefits of Robotic Weight-Loss Surgery

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

Losing weight and keeping it off can be a life-long struggle for some. In certain cases, people are unable to lose the weight necessary to be healthy. If you are struggling, talk to your primary care provider about whether you might be a candidate for surgical weight loss programs. Then, call my...
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Weight Loss Surgery Options

Bariatric surgery is recommended for those with a BMI of 40 or higher, or for those who have a BMI of 35 with other health issues such as diabetes or high blood pressure. It is for those who have 100 or more pounds to lose. And, for those who have tried and failed at other weight-loss attempts...
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Are You Overweight?

As children, many of us recall being active and healthy, running and jumping with our friends with ease. As we entered our teenage years and into our 20s, we may have started putting on some pounds - freshman 15 anyone? As adults, it becomes even more important to understand how our weight affects...
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Five Tips for COPD Patients

Submitted by Pam Lowe, Beebe Pulmonary Rehabilitation

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. "Progressive" means the disease gets worse over time. COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of phlegm, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms. Cigarette...
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CBD Oil Uses in Palliative Care

Submitted by Katie Johnson, DO, Medical Director of Palliative Care at Beebe

If you are on social media or watch the news, chances are you have heard about the health trend of using CBD oil (cannabadiol) to treat a variety of health concerns. From ADHD to anxiety and chronic pain, it seems many people are turning to this nonpsychoactive oil to improve their health. However...
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Build Healthy Food Habits

Submitted by Michael Sofronski, MD

One of the best ways you can prevent weight gain and regain is surprisingly simple – just keep track of what you eat. Michael Sofronski, MD , board certified general surgeon specializing in robotically assisted bariatric surgery, has been performing weight-loss surgery at Beebe Healthcare since...
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Eight Foods That Cause Inflammation

Submitted by Dr. Uday Jani

Concerned about inflammation in your body? Perhaps a doctor has told you that you have inflammation or that inflammation is affecting your health. What causes inflammation? Inflammation is caused by the foods we eat or drink or by conditions such as obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or...
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