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Why You Shouldn't Rely on Your BMI Alone

The body mass index — or BMI — has been around for nearly 200 years, and it’s been the standard for determining whether a person’s weight is healthy or not. But this measurement has a few flaws.
Jan 3rd, 2024
4 Reasons Why Botox® Is Still No. 1

4 Reasons Why Botox® Is Still No. 1

Since its introduction two decades ago, Botox® has reigned supreme in the world of anti-aging. Here, we review four reasons why Botox continues to lead in minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.
Nov 15th, 2023
Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult After 50?

Why Is Weight Loss More Difficult After 50?

Not all that long ago, when you gained a few pounds, you were able to shed them with a little effort. Now that you’re in your 50s, or beyond, losing weight feels impossible, and you’re tired of spinning your wheels.
Sep 1st, 2023
New Weight Loss Weapons in the Battle of the Bulge

New Weight Loss Weapons in the Battle of the Bulge

You feel like all you do is spin your wheels when you try to lose weight — sometimes losing weight, but always gaining it back, and then some. We have some new, powerful tools in our weight loss arsenal you may want to try.
May 7th, 2023
Why Gum Disease Puts You at Risk for Heart Disease

Why Gum Disease Puts You at Risk for Heart Disease

Smoking, obesity, lack of exercise — these are the usual suspects when it comes to risk factors for heart disease. Did you know that gum disease is also on the list? Here’s a look at why the health of your gums affects your heart.
Apr 10th, 2023
Now's the Time to Reduce Fat With SculpSure®

Now's the Time to Reduce Fat With SculpSure®

While the temperatures are still on the colder side now, the weather will be heating up soon and the layers will be coming off. If you want to shed your winter clothes with confidence, start your SculpSure® fat-reduction journey now.
Feb 14th, 2023
 The Ultimate Diabetes Diet

The Ultimate Diabetes Diet

If you have diabetes or prediabetes, your diet can make a big difference. And we’re not just referring to what you eat, but how you eat. Learn how you can manage your diabetes through better dietary habits.
Dec 5th, 2022
Myths and Facts About Arthritis

Myths and Facts About Arthritis

There’s only one type of arthritis, and it only develops in the elderly. These are just two of the many myths about arthritis that are all too common. If you want to know the facts about arthritis, read on to learn more.
Nov 7th, 2022
Do I Still Need a Flu Shot?

Do I Still Need a Flu Shot?

While we still may be enjoying the warmer temps of summer, the colder months are fast approaching, as is flu season. Now is the time to protect yourself and your family with the flu shot.
Sep 11th, 2022
Can I Be Overweight and Healthy?

Can I Be Overweight and Healthy?

You’re carrying some excess pounds and you want to know whether you can still be healthy despite the extra weight. The answer is complicated, but there are some universal risks in being overweight.
Aug 8th, 2022
How Much Should I Exercise for Better Health?

How Much Should I Exercise for Better Health?

One of the best ways to improve almost every area of your health is through exercise. To ensure you’re getting the most out of your regimen, we take a look at some rules of thumb that are easy to follow.
Jun 1st, 2022
How Dermal Fillers Provide Natural-looking Results

How Dermal Fillers Provide Natural-looking Results

You want to dial back the signs of aging in your face, but you don’t want to look “plastic.” Dermal fillers are an excellent anti-aging solution that provides natural-looking results—it’s you, just a few years younger.
May 3rd, 2022
Signs of a Vitamin C Deficiency

Signs of a Vitamin C Deficiency

Vitamin C supports your health in many different ways, from fighting disease to keeping your skin healthy. Unfortunately, more than 7% of Americans aren’t getting enough of this crucial vitamin, creating a range of side effects.
Apr 4th, 2022
Why Can't I Sleep?

Why Can't I Sleep?

A whopping 70 million people in the United States suffer from chronic sleep problems due to a wide range of reasons. Here, we’re going to discuss the role that nutrition and hormones play in your ability to sleep well — or not!
Feb 2nd, 2022
Five Ways to Improve Your Blood Sugar Levels

Five Ways to Improve Your Blood Sugar Levels

Whether you’ve already been diagnosed with diabetes or you’re prediabetic, managing the levels of glucose in your blood is paramount. Here are five great tips to help keep your blood sugar in check.
Oct 19th, 2021
When (and Why) Should I Get a Flu Shot?

When (and Why) Should I Get a Flu Shot?

While the world focuses on COVID-19 vaccines, we urge you not to forget your annual flu shot, which can help protect you against a different type of viral infection that also affects your respiratory system.
Sep 13th, 2021
What to Expect During a CIMT

What to Expect During a CIMT

While there's no such thing as a crystal ball when it comes to your cardiovascular health, there are a few tests that help us screen your risks for heart disease, including the CIMT. Here’s what you can expect.
Aug 15th, 2021

Eight Reasons to Improve Your Nutrition

The expression, “Garbage in, garbage out,” certainly applies to your nutrition. Your body relies on what you eat for optimal function, so if you want to get the most out of your body, you need to watch what you put into it.
Jul 26th, 2021

Can Genetic Testing Predict My Heart Health?

Heart disease is not only the leading cause of death in the United States, but many of the conditions that fall under this heading develop without warning. Can genetic testing better identify cardiovascular risks?
May 9th, 2021

Slim Down in Time for Summer

Whether you’ve put on the infamous quarantine 15 or you’ve struggled with your weight for years, now’s the time to take charge of your body. We can help you reach your goals through weight loss and body sculpting.
Apr 1st, 2021

Five Exercises That Boost Your Heart Health

A whopping 200,000 deaths from heart disease and stroke each year in the United States could have been prevented, and exercise is one of the best ways to accomplish this. Here are five to get you started.
Feb 1st, 2021

How Your Genes May Predict Your Heart Health

While there’s no such thing as a crystal ball when it comes to your heart health, some clues may lie in your genes. Here’s a look at whether genetic testing can help you stay one step ahead of heart disease.
Jan 1st, 2021

Look Your Best for the Holidays With Cosmetic Injectables

You ensure that everything looks its best for the holidays, and now it’s time to give yourself a little sprucing up. Cosmetic injectables are the quickest and easiest way to give yourself a fresh, youthful look in time for the holidays.
Dec 1st, 2020

When Do I Need a Carotid Intima Media Thickness Ultrasound?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States, and also one of the most preventable. To stay one step ahead of your heart health, here’s how a carotid intima media thickness ultrasound can help.
Sep 30th, 2020

Help! I Need to Lose Some Weight

No matter how many products and services promise to help you lose weight in little time with no effort, the fact is that healthy weight loss takes time and work. With patience, effort, and oversight, however, you can achieve great results.
Sep 14th, 2020

Family Care and COVID-19: What You Should Know

Over the past six months, our world has been taken over by the threat of COVID-19, forcing many of us to delay our routine health needs. Here’s a look at how we can still provide your family with the care they need.
Aug 6th, 2020

5 Tips for Strengthening Your Immune System

The importance of a strong immune system is clear as the country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. A healthy immune system is something we should strive for at all times, and here are some tips to get you started.
Jun 26th, 2020

5 So-Called “Healthy” Foods that Can Contribute to Weight Gain

Choosing what to eat while you’re watching your weight can be confusing as many products claim to deliver health benefits while also helping you slim down. Some of the more popular “health foods” can be wolves in sheep’s clothing. We review 5 here.
Apr 15th, 2020

10 Heart-Healthy Foods to Incorporate into Your Diet

Since February is American Heart Month, we’re taking this opportunity to discuss the role that nutrition plays in your heart health (hint — it’s huge). To get started, here are 10 foods your heart will thank you for.
Feb 1st, 2020

Improve Your Health with the Right Supplements

Supplements are a crucial adjunct to a healthy lifestyle in order to decrease risk factors for disease. In my blog, I’m going to discuss some of the most significant supplements. 
Jan 21st, 2020
If, despite your best efforts, you still gain a little weight over the holidays, let’s get you back on track in the new year.

6 Tips to Avoid Packing on the Pounds This Holiday Season

Holidays are chock full of social gatherings with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as piles and piles of tasty treats. To come away from the holiday season with fond memories instead of additional pounds, here are a few tips.
Nov 1st, 2019

Know These 6 Early Warning Signs of Diabetes

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes each year, but more than 84 million more are considered prediabetic. Knowing the early signs of diabetes can help you better manage the disease right from the start.
Oct 7th, 2019
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What are the benefits of Sermorelin?

Sermorelin is a bioidentical peptide that can stimulate a hormone that aids the growth, healing and renewal of all the cells in our bodies. 
Aug 1st, 2019
At Lafferty Family Care in Bentonville, Arkansas, Scott Lafferty, MD, offers anti-aging Sermorelin therapy.

Boost Your Body’s Growth Hormone with Sermorelin

Sermorelin therapy lets patients reap all the anti-aging benefits of human growth hormone (HGH) therapy, without the associated risks of HGH injections. Read on to learn more about how Sermorelin safely and naturally increases your body's HGH.
Jul 11th, 2019
Weight loss begins with a visit to your physician.

Lafferty Family Care Weight Loss

If you're among the 160 million Americans who are overweight or obese, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight should start with a visit to your physician. It also requires understanding how insulin resistance impacts your efforts. Read on to learn how.
Feb 28th, 2019
Genetic Testing, Lafferty Family Care, Bentonville, Arkansas

What Genetic Testing Can Tell You About Your Body

Genetic testing is all the rage these days, telling you everything from your ancestry to what types of breeds are in your dog. But when it comes to serious health issues, are your genes a crystal ball to your future? Yes and no.
Dec 7th, 2018

Boost Your Body Confidence with SculpSure

Like it or not, how we view ourselves is rooted in both our mental and physical aspects. When it comes to body shape, very little buoys your confidence as much as carrying a body you’re proud to show off.
Nov 28th, 2018

10 Tips to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Your blood pressure results are one test you don’t want to nail with high numbers. High blood pressure affects about 75 million Americans, or one in every three adults, and contributes to over 1,000 deaths a day.
Feb 15th, 2018

Are Dietary Supplements Right For Me?

When it comes to dietary supplements, the world is an awfully confusing one, full of wild claims and promises. We’ve cut through the clutter, and we work with our patients to find exactly what they need for better health.
Aug 10th, 2018

Suffering From Stubborn Fat? SculpSure Can Help

Bathing suit season is here, but you’re not ready. You lost the holiday pounds and kept your New Year’s resolution to hit the gym regularly, but you’ve still got a muffin top or other bulge. The good news is you can flaunt a trim new shape in weeks.
Jun 19th, 2018

The Benefits of Good Nutrition

Besides helping you maintain a healthy weight, good nutrition is essential for the proper functioning of every system in your body. Eat healthy now and your body will thank you later.
May 17th, 2018

What Can You Learn From a Genetics Test

Genetic testing can identify factors within your genes that increase your risk of developing serious medical conditions, including heart disease. We then use the results to design a personalized treatment plan that helps keep you healthy.
Mar 28th, 2018

Find the Right Supplements for You

There are hundreds of supplements available, so how can you navigate the options to find the ones that are right for your health needs and goals? Read on to learn what you should consider when selecting supplements.
Mar 16th, 2018

How SculpSure Can Help You Slim Down

Body sculpting procedures like SculpSure are proven treatments for slimming down parts of the body that don’t respond entirely to diet and exercise.
Jul 24th, 2017