Women'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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

5 Reasons Not To Miss Your Postpartum Appointment

Submitted by Carrie Snyder, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

During pregnancy, it can feel as though you spend just as much time at the OB/GYN office as you do at home or at work. Once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift from “caring for mom” to “caring for baby.” You know the scene: All eyes are on mom during labor, giving her words of encouragement...

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...

What are the benefits of laparoscopic hysterectomy?

For many years the primary option for women requiring traditional hysterectomy was major invasive surgery. But no longer. Today, minimally invasive laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) offers an alternative that is less painful, requires a shorter hospital stay, allows for faster recovery, and lowers the...

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...