Who can resist wearing a pair of light and airy flip-flops as soon as warm weather hits the Natural State? Flip-flops are are cheap, easy and come in any color you want. And they’re great for showing off pedicures! But, is this summer staple shoe really beneficial for your feet? Some doctors are now cautioning […]
Is Surgery Necessary for Back Pain?
You wake up on Monday morning and begin to roll out of bed when you realize that you can’t get up. Where did this back pain come from? Many people panic when they encounter sudden or severe back pain and assume that surgery is the only answer to cure the problem. Surgery, however, is not […]
Do Lemons and Lemon Juice Cure Cancer?
There is a popular myth about lemons and lemon juice being able to cure cancer that is making the rounds of the internet. The myth is so popular even Snopes.com responded, stating that the email message is a mixture of true and false information. There is some truth involved in the creation of this myth, […]
Is it Safe to Sleep if You Have a Concussion?
It has long been thought that a person with a concussion should not sleep because they might slip into a coma or lose consciousness. Through research and the expertise of UAMS doctors such as Dr. Alice Alexander, a primary care doctor in our Internal Medicine Clinic, we now know that there is no need to […]
Can Staring at the Sun Cause Blindness?
Taking in a beautiful sunset is relaxing, but don’t look too long at our planet’s closest star because its rays can cause blindness and other life-changing side effects. Solar radiation damages the retina, says Dr. Joseph Chacko, ophthalmologist at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute. “Sunlight damages the eye as its light is […]
Does Eating Late at Night Make you Fat?
When it comes to weight gain or loss, it is not the time of day that makes the difference — it’s what you are consuming. And most people tend to veg out on high-calorie foods while unwinding in front of the TV after a long, stressful day. “Typically, people who are eating at night have probably consumed an evening meal, so then […]
Can Drinking Water Cure Your Dry Skin?
When your body is thirsty, it needs water. However, this principle does not apply to dry, thirsty skin. We tend to think that drinking a lot of water can cure dry skin, but the truth is that it’s not effective. A normally-hydrated person probably won’t see a difference in their skin after drinking an increased […]
Is Dandruff Caused by Dry Scalp?
Are you one of the many who can’t seem to get rid of those little white flakes that show up in your hair and on your clothes at the worst times? Many dandruff sufferers may be surprised to know that the flakes are not dry skin from the scalp, as this popular myth suggests. This […]
Can You Make up for Lost Sleep?
We’ve all said it: “I’ll stay up late tonight and sleep late this weekend.” But can our bodies really catch up on sleep that we’ve lost? It seems logical to make up for lost Zs, but it doesn’t work exactly like this myth suggests. We can make up for a portion of the hours we […]
Is it Dangerous to Wake a Sleepwalker?
You have probably been frightened by a sleepwalking family member at some point in your life. Even though seeing someone walking in their sleep can give you what you feel is a mini heart attack, waking a sleepwalker will not cause them to have a heart attack or cause other serious trauma like this medical […]