Arkansas Heart Hospital is proud to house one of the leading Structural Heart teams in the nation (and the only expanded team in the state). Today we have Dr. Mehmet Cilingiroglu in to share more about the amazing work this team does and the cutting-edge technology it provides to help patients who suffer from structural heart defects and conditions.
Stress is so engrained in the holiday season, it's almost become a tradition for most Americans. And this stress often manifests as over eating, or stress eating, which can cause negative health effects. So we've brought in Dr. Urmi Jani, the director of psychology for the Bariatric Metabolic Institute, to give some helpful tips on how to prevent stress eating and focus on what she calls "mindful eating."
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is time restrictive eating and it has taken the nation by storm in its popularity. But is IF right for you? And how does it affect your heart health? We have Dietitian Samantha Stewart in the studio today to share with us the wide variety of different styles IF provides, and how to decide which styles work best for you.
Construction has officially begun on the hospital of the future: Arkansas Heart Hospital — Encore Medical Center! This new hospital, located in Saline County, will bring highly specialized and expert care focused on bariatric surgery and medicine, peripheral vascular disease (PAD), and intensive cardiac rehab. With a cutting-edge new campus in a fast-growing community, we couldn't be more excited to see what the future holds. That's why we're speaking today with Arkansas Heart Hospital's...
Did you know just one meal during the holidays can contain more sodium than a full day's recommended amount? This much sodium can have direct, negative impacts on your blood pressure. That's why we have Dietician Samantha Stewart here today to share easy adjustments in food preparation (and what you put on your plate) for a healthier holiday season.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Today we're talking about how patients with well-controlled type 2 diabetes can live the lives they want (and still eat a lot of what of they enjoy). We're also touching on how to prevent diabetes in yourself and future generations, helping raise a healthier Arkansas.
With a diabetes cure rate of 83% with the gastric bypass and 66% with the gastric sleeve, the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Arkansas Heart Hospital has helped patients reach their weight goals and achieve better health. Kady Hill, director of the Bariatric & Metabolic Institute, is with us today to discuss who the institute serves and how the program not only focuses on weight loss but improved health all together.
We are on the cusp of the busiest — and tastiest — time of the year. So we've provided a simple roadmap to navigating the holidays while making sure your health stays strong and your stress stays low. From wrapping gifts to planning parties to actually enjoying the holidays — here's some guidance to give you a great season.
When most people think of post-surgery rehab, they commonly think of knee, hip or shoulder repair — the type of surgeries that require weeks or months of rehabilitation to regain full function. But orthopedic surgeries aren't the only surgeries that require rehab — cardiac rehab is every bit as essential following a heart surgery. Which is why we built the Strong Hearts Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Center where participants are offered a personalized program focused on exercise, eating...
Arkansas Heart Hospital's Chaplain Larry Charles serves as the faith liaison to our patients, their families and our staff, bringing spiritual wellness and guidance. Brother Larry, however, didn't start out as a chaplain — he began as a gastroenterology tech in the operating room. He's in the studio today to share his story — moving from the operating room to the chaplaincy — and how spiritual health can profoundly impact your physical health.
Drinking wine has proven to have great benefits for heart health. So it's only natural that we talk about the Festival of Wines: Cocktails & Cuisine, which benefits the American Heart Association. We have former Festival Chair Dr. Gary Nash in studio to talk about the event and what you can expect. Happening on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in North Little Rock, Ark. at Dickey-Stephens Park, this amazing event will help fundraise for better heart health care across the state and nation. The...
After a cardiac event, your life changes — and so does what you eat. But what are the best ways to eat healthy when it comes to your heart? Chef Mark Elliotte, Arkansas Heart Hospital's full-time chef, is in the studio with us to share his best tips for cooking great-tasting, heart-healthy meals. More than a great cook, Chef Mark is also an educator for our cardiac rehab facility, Strong Hearts, spending each day with patients to teach them how to prepare wholesome, healthy foods.
Experiencing leg pain that doesn't go away? Or perhaps wounds in your legs and feet that heal very slowly? It may have to do with your heart. Consistent leg pain may be due to Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), which goes hand-in-hand with heart disease. With September being PAD Awareness Month, we brought interventional cardiologist Ian Cawich, MD into the studio to talk about how you can lower your risk for PAD, and how a history of smoking can increase that risk.
Kicking off Atrial Fibrillation Awareness month, today we sit down with Electrophysiologist Dr. Monica Lo. Electrophysiology, for those who don't know, is the study of the electrical system of your heart. If you deal with A-Fib, or are interested in how the electrical functions of the heart work, you’ll want to hear some of the lifesaving options as well as how to keep living your best life.
Education is an extremely powerful tool when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, especially for those struggling with diabetes. Dr. Beth Crowder, PhD, one of our top nurse practitioners, shares how the hospital not only helps patients with diabetes through treatments, but also outpatients through a new line of diabetes education and nutrition consulting classes. She dives into the advanced treatments for patients and the profound impact of education on achieving that healthier lifestyle.
Every August, Arkansas Heart hosts Heart Summit. This year, hospital CEO Dr. Bruce Murphy continues to push AHH to new frontiers — including digital medicine, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Digital medicine and AR are changing how patients access and receive care. AR is being used right now in innovative pain management. VR improves educational opportunities for providers.
Arkansas's child obesity rate is 40%. Children are our most precious asset. Which is why the hospital Foundation got a make-over. Champions for Health. They are partnering with experts across the country and have formulated a pilot program for Morrilton Intermediate School teaching students how to be champions for themselves.
Vein and Vascular Institute Clinical Director Dee White wants you to know your legs don't have to hurt and if they do what it could mean. Awarded Best Vein and Vascular Treatment, how your legs can give clues if there’s something wrong with your heart.
Arkansas Heart Hospital is innovative in its techniques and this new way of preparing patients for surgery is no different. Discover the only cardiac prehabilitation program in the nation, is right here in Little Rock.