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
Gary Paxson, President & CEO of White River Health System (WRHS), and the WRHS Foundation (WRHSF) Board of Trustees, recently honored Dick Bernard, President of the WRHS Foundation Board of Trustees, with a plaque for his 20 years of service.
White River Health System (WRHS) was one of fourteen organizations from across the state to be recognized with an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award during the 26th Annual Awards Celebration Tuesday, October 6 in Little Rock. Governor Asa Hutchinson (left) presented the award to Stephanie Welch, Dir