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BRYAN M. SHEEHAN, D.P.M. Ankle & Foot Centers O F M I D - A M E R I C A In Offi ce / Hospital & Emergencies Total Foot & Ankle Care When it comes to foot care, the advice that Dr. Sheehan, D.P.M., gives his patients is to seek knowledge about their condition and to be responsible. If you have a problem, don't wait too long to seek the help of a professional. "Our offi ce off ers personal care that is comfortable and will have you feeling like family," said Dr. Sheehan. Experience a lighthearted atmosphere that will have you leaving with a smile. "Dr. Sheehan the Foot Man" treats everything from in-grown toenails to hammertoes to bunions, to heel spurs. He specializes in diabetic foot care, treats circulatory problems and neuropathy, and can do complete foot reconstruction, if needed. "Procrastination is your enemy. Something that could have been treated minimally, could become chronic, and result in wounds, infections, and amputations," said Dr. Sheehan. Besides diabetic wound care, Dr. Sheehan specializes in chronic heel pain and minimal surgical intervention for fl at foot reconstruction. "We take a conservative approach," said Dr. Sheehan. "We explore and utilize every option before we perform surgery," he stated. "In my practice , you are always seen, treated, cared for and followed up by the physician. The practice of medicine the way our patients respectfully expect and desire it to be; the latest advancements i n medicine, administered the old fashion way: with care, compassion, and friendliness." Dr. Sheehan off ers complete diabetic foot care with diabetic shoes, bracing, and orthotics. Dr. Sheehan and Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America, Inc., accept Medicare and most major insurance plans. I want to Thank God and All My Patients & Friends for Their Prayers and Cards During My Battle With Cancer. I Look Forward To Seeing You All Soon. ~Dr. Sheehan ✓ Sprains & Fractures ✓ Ingrown & Fungal Nails ✓ Diabetic Foot Care & Ulcers ✓ Bunions & Hammer Toes ✓ Reconstructive Surgery ✓ Custom Made Orthotics ✓ Sports Injury / Ankle Pain ✓ Diagnostic Ultrasound ✓ Flat Foot Conditions ✓ Heel Pain & Spurs ✓ Arthritic Conditions ✓ Pediatric Deformities ✓ Warts & Neuromas ✓ Corns & Callouses ✓ Hospital Consults ✓ Skin Disorders ✓ Digital X-Rays ✓ Ankle Braces ✓ Diabetic Shoes ✓ Vascular Testing Ph: 479-224-6411 1000 SE WALTON BLVD, SUITE #16 BENTONVILLE, AR 72712 The health benefits of multi-generational relationships By Karen Rice with Metro Creative Seeing grandparents with grandchildren together is a common sight here in Bella Vista. And research has shown that may benefit the younger and older generations. In the not-so-distant past, extended families were the norm, with multiple gener- ations residing on the same street if not in the same house. Today the family unit is largely an amalgam of different situations. The rise of two-income families has pressured parents into finding childcare situations. Quite often grandparents once again step in to offer guidance and support for youngsters. This can be a good thing for both the grandparents and the grandchildren. Although a bevy of psychological research focuses on parent-child relationships, new evidence points to the benefits of the grandchild-grandparent relationship as well. Close relationships between these different demographics is often a sign of strong familial ties. A study from researchers at Boston College discovered that emotionally close ties between grandparents and adult grandchildren reduced depressive symptoms in both groups. Research at the University of Oxford among English children between the ages 11 and 16 found that close grandparent-grandchild relationships were asso- ciated with benefits including fewer emotional and behavioral problems and fewer difficulties with peers. Adults and grandchildren alike benefit from relationships with their elders. Grand- parents can provide a connection and exposure to different ideas while providing a link to family history and knowledge regarding traditions and customs not readily available elsewhere. Nurturing grandparent-grandchild experiences may be easy for families where grandparents live in the same house or close by. For others, it may take some effort. The following are some ways to facilitate time spent together. · Schedule regular family reunions or get-togethers. Host or plan multi-generation events that bring the family together and expose children to various members of their family. · Promote one-on-one time. Have grandchildren spend time with grandparents in intimate settings. Alone time can be good for both and offers each undivided atten- tion. A meal at a restaurant or time spent doing a puzzle or craft can be interesting to both generations involved. · Video chat when possible. If distance makes frequent visits challenging, use tech- nology to bridge that gap. Send photos, letters and electronic communications. Tech- savvy grandparents can use Skype or Facetime to stay in touch and speak one-on-one with their grandchildren. · Share skills with each other. Either generation can play teacher to the other. Grandparents may have certain skills, such as baking, sewing or wood crafts, they can impart that may not be readily taught today. Children can help grandparents navigate computers, video games or sports activities. Grandchildren can help grandparents feel younger, and grandchildren can learn new experiences from their grandparents. 6 - SENIOR Health Fair - September 26, 2018

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