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House Calls: Managing rheumatoid arthritis

Apr 23, 2014 3:06am

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects small joints in your hands and feet. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of joints, causing pain and swelling. This...

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Master Gardener: March gardening tips

Mar 12, 2014 3:06am

Lawns. Don’t use herbicides on the lawn during the green-up period. Turf grass is very sensitive during this time. Apply pre-emergent for crabgrass control by March 15th. Lawns may be sodded now...

On the common cold

Mar 11, 2014 6:12am

What acute disease is the most common in the US? What disease causes more absences from school or work than any another? Could this illness be pneumonia, a heart attack, or a stroke?

No, the...

Master Gardener: March gardening notes

Mar 05, 2014 5:30am

FOR THIS THEY CAST LOTS: Dateline - March -30, 1929, in McAllen, Texas. A citrus grower locates a limb producing a mutation on his pink grapefruit tree. Gregor Mendel (the geneticist) would have...

Master Gardener: February gardening chores

Feb 26, 2014 3:06am

By Susan E. Johnson

Walked around in the yard to see just how much damage Mother Nature has wreaked so far this winter. Only plant burned by the cold was my patio gardenia. (My mom’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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