AFMC HealthSpot

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

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

Strokes are a type of heart disease. Many of the lifestyle choices and treatment options associated with strokes are also the same as for heart disease. Until recently, Arkansas was the nation’s leading state for the number of stroke deaths per capita. After a...

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Learn from the Experts: Governor’s Quality Conference June 18

Learn from the Experts: Governor’s Quality Conference June 18

Learn how to recognize and break down barriers to workforce quality at the 2019 Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, Embassy Suites, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “The Unconscious Barriers to Workforce Quality.” Hugh...

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Give Life to Save Lives

Give Life to Save Lives

Be a superhero. You have the power to save up to eight lives and improve the health of 200 people. Register to be an organ, eye or tissue donor. Every day 21 Americans die waiting for an organ transplant and about 120,000 are on a transplant waiting list. The United...

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A Mother’s Day Gift

A Mother’s Day Gift

Just in time for Mother’s Day – give the gift of care. If your mother is ill or has chronic health conditions and needs a caregiver to help with daily activities, here’s important information for you. We all want our mothers to be safe and receive the best care. And...

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A Community Fitness Success Story

Lake Village, Ark., is a success story. This small, rural town in the Arkansas Delta is poor, isolated and low on resources. But one determined mayor and a community ready to get healthy have started to bring change. Lake Village created a public workout center free...

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Stay Safe: Drug Take-Back Event April 27

Stay Safe: Drug Take-Back Event April 27

Arkansas’ Prescription Drug Take-Back program provides a safe, easy and anonymous way to dispose of medications you no longer need. Safe disposal of expired or unneeded prescription drugs is the only way to protect your family, pets and the environment. Prescription...

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Why Should You Care About Cholesterol?

Why Should You Care About Cholesterol?

You probably know you should be concerned about your cholesterol but aren’t sure why or what to do about it. This article is for you. Let’s break it down and find out what cholesterol is and what you can do to make it an ally for better health. It’s not something to...

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Save the Date for Quality Conference

Save the Date for Quality Conference

Learn how to recognize and break down barriers to workforce quality at the 2019 Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “The Unconscious Barriers to Workforce Quality.”...

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Vaccines are Safe and Effective; Vaccines Save Lives

Vaccines are Safe and Effective; Vaccines Save Lives

Serious infectious diseases – once eliminated from the United States – have come back to make our children sick; some can cause permanent disability or death. Since January, there have been 228 people infected with measles across 12 states. This month, Arkansas saw a...

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What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks

What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks

Measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000. Then why are we having measles outbreaks? There were 17 different measles outbreaks in 2018. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 206 people have been infected nationwide,...

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