Making Breakfast a Priority

September 27th, 2016

top view of healthy breakfast ingredients, selective focus

By Ashley Evans, Clinical Dietitian Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County

 

Millions of Americans regularly skip breakfast for many reasons. Some of those reasons include wanting to lose weight or oversleeping. But according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating breakfast helps with brain function, attention span, concentration, and memory. Eating breakfast can reduce irritability and tiredness. It also helps prevent overeating later in the day. Read the rest of this story »

Give Vaccinations Your Best Shot!

September 20th, 2016

By Olivia Turansky, Pharmacy Resident, BHMC-North Little RockP3-Pharmacy column Turansky 9-8-16

It’s that wonderful time of year again, the time of year when your children have headed back to school and you no longer have to pay outrageous daycare bills or worry about who is going to watch them next week.

When getting your child ready to go back to school, it usually involves getting their backpack organized with all their new school supplies and, most importantly, making sure they are up to date on all of their immunizations.

One of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health is getting them vaccinated because diseases can spread quickly among groups of children who are not vaccinated due to poor hand washing and not covering their coughs. Read the rest of this story »

Who Needs a Flu Shot?

September 13th, 2016

Caution Sign - Flu Season Ahead

Flu season is upon us. So who needs the flu shot and why?
Dr. David Gerson provides a little Q & A.

What is the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is a treatment that can keep you from getting sick with the flu. The flu, or influenza, is a virus and therefore antibiotics will not treat a flu infection. The flu vaccine is made up of inactive, “dead” pieces of the flu virus. YOU CANNOT GET THE FLU FROM THE FLU SHOT! Read the rest of this story »