CARTI's Ragin' Cajun Bash

Craving crawfish? Don’t miss CARTI’s Ragin’ Cajun Bash this week. It’s the season for crawfish boils, so head to one where you can chow down for a good cause. Presented by the Arkansas Federal Credit Union, CARTI’s annual all-you-can-eat crawfish boil, set for 6 – 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at War Memorial Stadium, raises…

One Step to Getting Rid of Diabetes for Good

After bariatric surgery, Russellville firefighter and paramedic Todd Thompson not only lost weight, but he also dropped a diabetes diagnosis. The 43-year-old was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes six years ago. He took multiple insulin shots and additional medications orally each day, along with two medications for high blood pressure and a statin to try…

Donna Terrell's Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer

Donna Terrell wanted to do something meaningful for cancer patients as she grieved the loss of her daughter, Queah, who died in 2011 of colon cancer. Through her Yoga Warriors organization, she has done that – funding liquid nutritional supplements for cancer survivors, bi-weekly classes for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, and through raising awareness…

Obesity in Arkansas: A Call to Action

By Joe Thompson, MD, MPH President and CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement A recent study contains some alarming statistics: America’s death rate is declining more slowly than in years past, and more slowly in comparison to the death rates of other wealthy nations. The study suggests this is due, in part, to rising obesity…

Top Ways to Stay Active in Bad Weather

Workout Classes From dancing to cycling, most gyms and community centers have a variety of classes for a range of experience levels. Joining a class is a great way to discover new workouts that work best for your schedule. Indoor Activities Central Arkansas has a variety of indoor activities for those wanting to spice up…