AFMC HealthSpot

Face Masks Really Work

Face Masks Really Work

The scientists are right – wearing a face mask helps prevent you from getting COVID-19, as well as protects others. A recent analysis of 64 studies shows that masks prevent the spread of COVID-19. Health care workers who wore face masks had a 50% to 80% reduction in...

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Looking After Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he joins Kevin Miller on KARN-FM 102.9 to talk about staying safe when going into public as things open up and looking after your mental health during COVID-19. Dr. Rodgers was...

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What Do Nurses Do?

What Do Nurses Do?

Chances are you’ve seen a nurse in action and know how important nurses are to everyone’s health. The nursing profession has evolved a lot over the last 100 years, growing in professionalism and responsibility. The nursing profession is one of the most trusted...

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Getting Comfortable with Telehealth During COVID-19

Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he joins Kevin Miller on KARN-FM 102.9 to talk about getting comfortable with telehealth and when it might be safe to resume normal activities during COVID-19. Dr. Rodgers was...

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Take a Shot at the Vaccine Quiz

Take a Shot at the Vaccine Quiz

The World Health Organization is warning that children worldwide will die as countries stop or cut back their immunization efforts while we are facing the coronavirus pandemic. Pediatricians in the United States are reporting a drop in immunizations ranging from 24%...

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“I Don’t Know What to Say”

“I Don’t Know What to Say”

When confronted with the death or serious illness of a friend or neighbor, we sometimes say nothing because we don’t know what to say. We’ve all felt that way. We’re sad ourselves over a friend’s sorrow, but don’t want to “bother” them. We don’t think anything we can...

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Caring for Your Kids During COVID-19

Caring for Your Kids During COVID-19

By guest author, Chad Rodgers, MD, FAAP, chief medical officer for AFMC and pediatrician in private practice in Little Rock The coronavirus pandemic is a scary time for everyone, but especially for young children and teenagers. As a parent or caregiver, you need to...

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HPV Summit to Feature Prevention Options

HPV or human papillomavirus is very common. Almost all sexually active adults either have it, have had it, or will be infected with HPV at some point. Many people are not aware they are infected because most HPV infections have no symptoms and eventually resolve...

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