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UAMS Conference is Refresher for Physicians

UAMS Conference is Refresher for Physicians

Family physicians, nurses and pharmacists can earn up to 23.75 continuing education hours at the 39th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course May 11-13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute’s Smith...

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Your Doorway to Better Health

Your Doorway to Better Health

Most people (94%) say that having easy access to their medical records is “important” or “very important” to them, according to a national survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Would you like to be able to send and receive messages from your doctor and track your personal...

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Are You Getting the Right Diabetes Care?  Top 10 keys to care

Are You Getting the Right Diabetes Care? Top 10 keys to care

If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, or have had it for many years, how do you know if you’re getting the best care? See if your care is meeting the new standards for people with diabetes outlined below. Diabetes is one of the most complex diseases, requiring...

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Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Your lifetime risk of colon cancer is about one in 20, on average. Arkansas has the sixth highest rate of death due to colorectal cancer (CRC) in the nation. It is the second biggest cancer killer in the Natural State. The good news is: CRC is preventable and...

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How Smart Are YOU About Antibiotics?

How Smart Are YOU About Antibiotics?

At least 2 million people a year get a serious infection from bacteria that is resistant to one or more antibiotics. Each year, at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant infections. The extra cost of treating antibiotic-resistant infections...

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Prevent the Stomach “Bug” Norovirus

Prevent the Stomach “Bug” Norovirus

Norovirus is a very common, and potentially serious, stomach “bug” or “stomach flu.” By taking steps to prevent it, you and your family can avoid the diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain it causes for more than 20 million people every year. Norovirus can be especially...

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The Emotional Side of Diabetes

The Emotional Side of Diabetes

Editor’s note: This is the 10th article in AFMC’s diabetes series. It focuses on understanding the emotional side of diabetes. Diabetes is a long-term, complicated and demanding disease. A normal and expected part of having diabetes is feeling stress, frustration,...

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Living With Heart Failure

Living With Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) doesn’t mean your heart has failed, only that it isn’t pumping as well as it should. A weakened heart cannot keep up with its workload. It’s not able to pump enough oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body. The result is fatigue and...

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Act F.A.S.T. to Survive Stroke

Act F.A.S.T. to Survive Stroke

Editor’s Note: This article, the third in our heart-health series, focuses on strokes and what Arkansas has done to reduce them. Strokes are a type of heart disease. Many of the lifestyle choices and treatment options associated with strokes are also the same as for...

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7 Tips for Healthy Hearts

7 Tips for Healthy Hearts

A key part of heart health is exercising your heart muscle. Just like all other muscles, your heart needs regular exercise to stay healthy. “Couch potatoes” are twice as likely to develop heart disease as active people. Inactive people have more doctor visits, illness...

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