Smoking is a common pastime many enjoy. Most individuals encountered cigarettes during adolescents due to familial and peer influences. A couple cigarettes a day can easily progress to a couple packs per day as a result of the addictive nature of nicotine. This powerful neurochemical offers anecdota
Governor Asa Hutchinson has updated the list of people eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the 1B and 1C phase of vaccination. Below is a detailed list of everyone currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine vaccination in the 1B and 1C phase.
Have you ever heard of polypharmacy? Polypharmacy is defined simply as the use of multiple medications by a patient. Although the precise number varies, more than 5-10 medications being taken by one patient (including prescriptions/over-the-counter drugs/herbal supplements) qualifies for polypharmac
Cancer occurs when the blueprint of the cells (the smallest living unit in you) in your body are altered. As a result, they divide rapidly, develop irregularly and can spread to other places in the body. Screening allows physicians to detect cancers early on. Treating these cancers at earlier stages
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 117 million Americans today (about ½ of all American adults) have one or more preventable chronic diseases, and regular exercise favorably influences most common chronic diseases. We have ample scientific evidence which supports that exerc
A little over 10 years ago, I made the decision to spend the rest of my life as a physician. I wanted to do it because I felt the medical field would allow me to take care of others, while at the same time provide me with rewarding challenges. Since then, that decision has taken me through a remarka
The White River Medical Center Medical Detox Unit is a 3-5 day program for adult patients voluntarily detoxing from prolonged substance abuse or alcohol abuse. Substance use disorders treated include alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opiates. As a voluntary program, the patient must be able and willing