A Silent Disease

By Angela Forsyth   University of Arkansas economics professor Ron Rainey was only 38 years old when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He was working with a group of professors to put on a health fair as part of a leadership program. At the last minute, the director of the program decided to add…

Bentonville Film Festival 2020

Celebrating its sixth year, the Bentonville Film Festival is a favorite annual event for locals and visitors who come from all over the country to enjoy independent-film screenings, interview panels and a few celebrity sightings. It was co-founded by Academy Award Winner Geena Davis and Inclusion Companies CEO Trevor Drinkwater to promote underrepresented filmmakers including…

Waste Not

The bigger the problem, the better the opportunity By Angela Forsyth   Everyone creates food waste. Even the most conscientious environmentalist ends up with leftover banana peels and apple cores. There might be the select few who are composting at home, but the reality is that most food waste goes to a landfill. In fact,…

The 10 Leading Causes of Death for Men

By Angela Forsyth   Since June is Men’s Health Month, we’d like to take this opportunity to take a closer look at men’s health, particularly during this time when COVID-19 has taken center stage of most health conversations. Eric Schaefer, M.D., medical oncologist and hematologist at Highlands Oncology Group in Northwest Arkansas, warns that it…

Top 5 Killers

Top 5 Killers of Women

by Angela Forsyth   Heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, Alzheimer’s and cerebrovascular disease (stroke): These are the top five diseases that kill women.    The same five are accountable for men’s deaths, too, but the sad truth is that women are dying at a much higher rate than they should be. They’re not prone to more…