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Me, Alcohol and Hope

Me, Alcohol and Hope

By RM The alcoholic beverage industry is booming in America. In 2016, the industry had $223.2 billion in alcohol sales, according to Statista. Alcoholic beverages are available everywhere and their profits influence almost every aspect of American life. Restaurants,...

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YOU Can Prevent Child Abuse

YOU Can Prevent Child Abuse

All children face challenges during childhood – it’s how we learn and grow into responsible adults. However, some children face traumatic challenges they are too young to understand or know how to defend themselves against. They’ve not had time to develop ways to cope...

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You’re Not Allergic to this Quiz

You’re Not Allergic to this Quiz

Spring is already launching its allergy attacks, making many of us feel miserable. If you suffer every spring, take the True-False quiz below to find out how much you know. Then try the prevention and treatment tips for a more pleasant spring this year. 1.The chief...

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Save the Date for Quality Conference

Save the Date for Quality Conference

You won’t want to miss the annual Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, Tuesday, June 19 at Embassy Suites Hotel, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “Adapt and Overcome: Strategies for Agility in a Changing Industry.” The seminar is from 8:45 a.m. until 3 p.m....

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You’re Getting a New Medicare Card

You’re Getting a New Medicare Card

If you’re on Medicare, you are going to get a new Medicare card and a new Medicare number. The new card will not include your Social Security number, birthdate or gender. The reason for the change is to better protect your personal identity from being stolen. It will...

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Do You Know How to Survive a Tornado?

Do You Know How to Survive a Tornado?

Tornadoes are almost a certainty during Arkansas’ spring and summer months. Do you know how to stay safe before, during and after a tornado? Learn how with these tips. Tornadoes can produce winds of up to 300 miles per hour, travel 100 miles or more and touch down...

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To Salt or Not to Salt

To Salt or Not to Salt

Let’s be honest, salt makes everything taste better. But, we are often told that too much salt in our diet is bad. A high-salt diet is linked to hypertension, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Strong Hearts Save Money

Strong Hearts Save Money

Your heart is a muscle that needs regular exercise just like all your other muscles. If it gets flabby, it won’t work well for you. An unhealthy heart is not an option. More than 250,000 deaths per year in the United States are due to a lack of regular physical...

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6 Tips to Prevent Strokes; Permanent Disability

6 Tips to Prevent Strokes; Permanent Disability

Strokes are preventable and treatable if you get help immediately. Strokes happen when some brain cells die because the oxygen and nutrients they need to function are blocked. The blockage can be caused by a clot (ischemic stroke), or when a blood vessel bursts...

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What Happens at Cardiac Rehab?

What Happens at Cardiac Rehab?

You can’t change what happened to your heart in the past, but you can improve your future heart health. If you’ve had a heart attack or heart surgery, cardiac rehabilitation programs can be essential to your full recovery. Most cardiac rehab programs are...

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