Doc Talk: How to lower your risk of ovarian cancer

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All types of cancer are scary, but ovarian cancer is often difficult to diagnose in its early stages. So if early detection is more challenging, that leaves us wondering if there is anything we as women can do to LOWER our risk of developing this life-threatening disease.

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Nicole Scally of Mercy talk about what two things women can do to decrease our risk of ovarian cancer.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Scally, call the Mercy Family Clinic at 479-338-5555. It’s located on Rife Medical Lane in Rogers, just off Interstate 540.

Doc Talk is a bi-monthly feature made possible by the doctors and nurses of Mercy Health, who are generous with their time and provide video answers to questions submitted by local mothers.

NWAMotherlode.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.

Doc Talk: Preventing Type 2 diabetes

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We hear so much in the news about the epidemic of Type 2 diabetes and how many health complications it can trigger. So today’s Doc Talk is devoted to how we can prevent this health issue in our lives and in the lives of our kids or husband.

Click the video “play” button below to see nurse practitioner Megan Morgan talk about what causes Type 2 diabetes and the specific things we can do to lower the risk of developing it.

To schedule an appointment with Megan Morgan, A.P.N., call the Mercy Family Clinic at 479-338-5555. It’s located on Rife Medical Lane in Rogers, just off Interstate 540.

Doc Talk is a bi-monthly feature made possible by the doctors and nurses of Mercy Health, who are generous with their time and provide video answers to questions submitted by local mothers.

NWAMotherlode.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.

Doc Talk: What to expect with teething

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It’s one of those big milestones in a baby’s life — the first tooth. We mamas love to show off that shiny new tooth because it’s a symbol that our sweet baby is starting to grow up.

But we all know that teething sometimes comes along with some not-so-fun symptoms. What should you expect when your baby starts teething and how should you handle the possible symptoms?

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Joy Hill talk about what parents need to know about their baby’s teething and what symptom might indicate that the baby might need to see a doctor.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Hill, call the Mercy Pediatric Clinic at 479-636-9234. It’s located at 3101 SE 14th St. in Bentonville, just off Interstate 540.

Doc Talk is a bi-monthly feature made possible by the doctors and nurses of Mercy Health, who are generous with their time and provide video answers to questions submitted by local mothers.

NWAMotherlode.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.

Doc Talk: Sports medicine

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It’s that time of year again. Moms all over Northwest Arkansas will be standing on sidelines or sitting in bleachers watching our kids play sports. While it’s exciting to watch your kid be part of a game, it’s also scary to think about the potential for sports injuries. That’s why it’s important for parents of athletes to know as much as they can about sports medicine and overall fitness for athletes.

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Andrew Leuders (who is a former college football player) talk about what parents need to know about sports medicine and how to get more educated about your child’s particular sport.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Leuders, call the Mercy Family Clinic at 479-338-5555. It’s located on Rife Medical Lane in Rogers, just off Interstate 540.

Doc Talk is a bi-monthly feature made possible by the doctors and nurses of Mercy Health, who are generous with their time and provide video answers to questions submitted by local mothers.

NWAMotherlode.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.

Doc Talk: My kid can’t go to sleep!

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In a few weeks, those of us who have kids in school will be herding them all back toward a decent bedtime. It’s easy to let good sleep patterns fall by the wayside during summer break, and sometimes it’s really tough getting back into a school routine. But what if your kid just can’t seem to get to sleep, even after hours of trying?

Click the video “play” button below to see Dr. Adegbenga Olayemi talk about this problem and some possible solutions. Whether it’s a medical or behavioral issue, a pediatrician and/or a sleep specialist can help you get to the bottom of why your kid isn’t getting enough sleep.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Olayemi, call the Mercy Pediatric Clinic at 479-636-9234. To schedule an appointment about sleep problems, call the Mercy Sleep Clinic at 479-338-3570 located at 2710 Rife Medical Lane in the Physicians Plaza.

Doc Talk is a bi-monthly feature made possible by the doctors and nurses of Mercy Health, who are generous with their time and provide video answers to questions submitted by local mothers.

NWAMotherlode.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is for informational purposes only and isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor if you have questions about a medical condition. Don’t delay getting professional medical advice because of something you read online. This website doesn’t necessarily recommend or endorse any specific tests, doctors, products, procedures or opinions discussed on the site.