No one can stop the aging process, but Dr. Rudy J. Triana, Jr. has the experience and advanced training to confidently challenge Father Time. After completing his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he would later return to teach as an assistant professor of surgery, Dr. Triana entered the Navy and became an acclaimed flight surgeon. He capped off his studies by gaining board certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery and became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Triana has shared his expertise by authoring numerous medical articles and appearing in multiple television and print media, though he has yet to expand into skywriting.
At Triana Institute, the doctor's skilled hands perform procedures ranging from tummy tucks to face-lifts. Dr. Triana is continuously innovating new ways to help patients feel better about themselves, even developing his own skincare line. Not content with merely treating bodies’ outsides, he also created a collection of healthy, anti-aging blends of M.D. Coffee and Fibersorb, a food supplement designed to reduce calorie intake.
At age 7, Jung Oh Hwang began practicing martial arts in South Korea. As a young man he represented his home country at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where he earned a silver medal in Judo. At Hwang's Martial Arts, Grandmaster Hwang and his staff make it their mission to promote happy and healthy lives in their community.
For the past 15 years, Grandmaster Hwang, his students, and his supporters have dedicated both time and money to supporting the lives of the HMA students and positively impacting the larger community. Hwang's has raised more than $750,000 for the local community and has a named playroom in the new St. Matthews Kosair Children's hospital.
Dr. Roland Hollis and Robin Hollis, a licensed practical nurse, help their patients ward off the signs of aging with an array of cosmetic techniques. They use beauty injections and platelet-rich plasma to tame wrinkles and improve the contours of the face, as well as permanent makeup to flatter features. They also help those looking to shed a few pounds with doctor-supervised weight-loss programs that incorporate healthy lifestyle changes, exercise, and medication.
The Arkansas State Parks fete vibrant visitors and loping locals alike with a dizzying array of landscapes, natural and cultural resources, and myriad learning opportunities at parks scattered throughout the state. Familial units with children 18 and under can flex their pass muscles multiple times throughout the year at a wide range of museums, gleaning valuable state knowledge while conversing with park guides or well-read white-tailed deer.
H2O Scuba Center offers scuba diving courses that take students from the shallows of an indoor swimming pool to the depths of the ocean. For beginners, open water classes cover breathing techniques and safety regulations, while advanced certification courses give divers enough skill to locate Blackbeard’s sunken Kindle. The training team also leads a variety of specialty courses such as underwater photography and cave diving. Those looking for a more exotic experience can join the crew on one of their organized scuba diving trips to locations such as Mexico and the Bahamas.