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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: 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...

Best Care classes scheduled

Jan 29, 2014 3:06am

If you are a person who takes care of other people’s children, or wants to learn more about caring for young children, you’ll want to participate in The Best Care.

Sometimes it is difficult...

House Calls: Stomach flu cases increase

Jan 29, 2014 3:06am

The stomach flu is here. We started seeing an increasing number of cases beginning last week.

Across the country many Americans have been sick with the stomach virus. The stomach flu is not...

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...

House Calls: Flu season is here

Updated: Jan 22, 2014 5:27am

The flu is here in full force.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the flu is reported to be widespread and considered to be at a high level in our area. It has been reported that...

Master Gardener: ‘Life is Worth Living…’

Jan 22, 2014 3:05am

I was truly sad to hear of the passing of former mayor Ray Baker of Fort Smith. Sometime ago I attended a lecture by P. Allen Smith at the UAFS campus and he was coming out of the building as I...

Very cold weather won’t lower insect population

Jan 15, 2014 3:06am

Arkansas’s record-breaking cold may have seemed to last forever, but it still wasn’t long enough to make a dent in the state’s pest populations, said John Hopkins, extension urban entomologist for...

Master Gardener: A winter checklist

Jan 15, 2014 3:06am

What should you be doing during the next couple of weeks in the yard and garden? Trees and shrubs benefit from fertilizing in January, February or March. One can plant trees as long as the soil...

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