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House Calls: Gout affects nearly 3 million

Apr 16, 2014 3:05am

Gout is a form of arthritis. It affects nearly 3 million people a year. It can cause burning pain, stiffness and swelling in a joint. It can occur over and over again if left untreated. Over time...

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House Calls: Vascular Dementia

Feb 26, 2014 3:06am

Vascular dementia is caused by problems with the blood supply to the brain. It is the second most common type of dementia behind Alzheimer’s dementia.

This form of dementia is thought to be...

House Calls: Doll therapy can help

Feb 19, 2014 3:06am

Doll therapy has been used for Alzheimer’s dementia patients for around 20 years. Doll therapy has been known to give patients suffering from dementia the feeling of having a purpose. The patient...

Master Gardener: Nurturing our future

Feb 19, 2014 3:06am

How well are we educating our children (and grandchildren) in whose hands we will leave the legacy of our environmental efforts of protecting Mother Earth?

I propose an “environmental...

Consumer Alert: Avoid shady tree trimmers

Feb 12, 2014 3:06am

Winter weather often takes a toll on trees, and with recent bouts of ice and snow across the state, this year is no exception.

Arkansas residents may seek out professional contractors to...

Polar Plunge takes place Saturday

Feb 12, 2014 3:06am

The Polar Plunge to support Arkansas Special Olympics will be held on Saturday in Paris. The plunge will be held at the City of Paris Swimming Pool. Registration will begin at noon and the plunge...

House Calls: Dealing with dementia

Feb 12, 2014 3:06am

Dementia is a brain disorder that affects memory and thinking. Problems with short term memory can occur as a normal part of aging. Dementia involves symptoms that are severe enough to affect...

Master Gardener: Edison the horticultural scientist

Feb 12, 2014 3:05am

Most of us know Thomas Edison for his work with the light bulb, but how many of you are familiar with his studies in horticulture?

An aged Edison purchased 13.5 acres of land outside Ft....

Master Gardener: Gardener’s February checklist

Feb 05, 2014 3:06am

Vegetables: Early spring garden can be planted. Get an early start by beginning seed indoors using trays placed on a heating mat. Stimulates germination and resultant plants develop a stronger...

House Calls: Pharyngitis is its name

Feb 05, 2014 3:06am

Pharyngitis is an inflammation of the back of the throat. Pharyngitis is more commonly known as a sore throat.

Symptoms can be a scratchy feeling in the back of the throat or difficulty...

Master Gardener: To be or not to be

Jan 29, 2014 3:06am

I talk a lot about community gardening and farmer’s markets but how about another age-old activity - foraging. Not just picking roadside or meadow berry patches or snacking on wild nuts or...

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