Health: The MyMercy App

my mercy app icon google play

If you’re as co-dependent on your smartphone as we are, you already know that a well-designed app can be a mama’s best friend. It makes getting things done online faster, easier and doable no matter where you are. If you’re not already communicating with your family doctor or your kid’s pediatrician via the MyMercy app, [...]

Health: Out of joint

dr. scott cooper

We all know our bodies are made to move, but when you have a problem with one of your joints, it can not only make your daily routine painful, it can also prevent you from doing the things you love. We asked local joint expert Scott Cooper, MD of Mercy to weigh in on our [...]

Mercy expansion plans in Northwest Arkansas

Here they grow again! Mercy, which is one of the amazing sponsors here on nwaMotherlode, is experiencing huge growth. They recently announced a $247 million expansion plan here in Northwest Arkansas. That means we’ll have even more medical care options available in our area as well as growth in health care jobs. Here are a [...]

Summer snacking and childhood obesity

cassie dyer

Most school-age kids are officially home for summer now, so you may find that your refrigerator and cabinet doors are opening a LOT more often these days as kids have all-day access to snacks. We asked Dr. Cassie Dyer, a pediatrician at Mercy, to give us some tips on how to help kids avoid an [...]

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

What’s the best way to prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to Type 2 diabetes? Working towards achieving a healthy body weight through diet and regular exercise, particularly a diet low in carbohydrates. Your healthcare provider may recommend a consultation with a certified diabetic educator to discuss this type of diet. “Crash” or “fad” diets will [...]

Healthy Mama: Focus on Diabetes

diabetes-777002_640

A diabetes diagnosis can turn a family’s life upside down. We interviewed Kayla Crow, a nurse practitioner with the Mercy Endocrinology Clinic, to learn more about pre-diabetes, the big differences between Type 1 and Type 2, common misconceptions, as well as the latest advancements in the treatment of diabetes. What is pre-diabetes? Pre-diabetes is a [...]

Today is National Doctors Day!

national doctors day 2016

Did you know that today is National Doctor’s Day? If your doctor or pediatrician takes great care of you and your family, take a minute to send him or her a quick note to express your thanks or post a sincere shout-out on social media. We want to say a big THANK YOU to the [...]

Matters of the heart: valve disease, aortic aneurysm and crucial tests

heart valves

February isn’t just about hearts and roses. It’s also about hearts at risk. Because February is designated as American Heart Month, we’ve interviewed a leading Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon at Mercy, Dr. Anton Cherney, to ask questions about three critical issues related to heart health — heart valve disease, aortic aneurysms and the most important [...]

Heart month: Simple tests that save lives

heart-864605_640

Many of us think about hearts and flowers when February rolls around, but we ignore the most important hearts — the one beating inside us and the hearts beating inside the chests of the people we love. Doctors and nurses often hear people say, “I don’t have heart disease and I’ve never had chest pain. [...]

What is a “medical weight management” plan?

scale 200

Since so many people spend January making steps to change their life, their bodies and/or their health, we knew this would be the perfect time to get answers about weight loss that’s designed and monitored by doctors. When you’re trying to make a huge physical change, it’s smart to have a doctor involved who can [...]