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Vaping Update

Vaping Update

Vaping and e-cigarettes continue to be popular, despite unflattering, even dangerous news reports. Here’s an update on what has been discovered about the recent injuries and deaths associated with these devices. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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10 Top Gifts for Grandparents

10 Top Gifts for Grandparents

Are you wondering what to get the older people in your life for Christmas? Let seniors themselves tell you. In a national survey, seniors were asked to rank their favorite gift choices, plus, what gifts they hoped they would not receive. Seniors’ top 10 gift requests:...

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Mindful Eating During The Holidays: A Guide

Mindful Eating During The Holidays: A Guide

The holidays are upon us, and with the holidays comes … food! Diet and weight-loss goals are often tossed to the side. For some, the holidays are an emotional time, and we use food to cope. We lose control as we feast on calorie-laden dishes, lavish desserts and...

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Take Time Out to Learn

Take Time Out to Learn

As a practicing physician, spare time to learn about health care policy or the larger factors that determine patient health is nonexistent. Until now … AFMC announces a competitive fellowship program for health care providers that’s now open for applications. In this...

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Save the Date for Two Health Conferences

Save the Date for Two Health Conferences

Medicaid Conference 2019 AFMC’s 2019 annual Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Embassy Suites Little Rock, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. This FREE conference will feature a variety of speakers who will provide updates on...

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STOP Hepatitis-A Outbreaks

STOP Hepatitis-A Outbreaks

Arkansas is experiencing an outbreak of Hepatitis A, with 421 confirmed cases and three deaths to date, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The ADH has tracked the first outbreak to Northeast Arkansas in February 2018. It has since spread to other...

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Five Steps to Your Best Health Insurance Plan

Five Steps to Your Best Health Insurance Plan

Everyone needs health insurance. Medical care is increasingly complex and expensive. When you need medical care, insurance protects you against most of the costs so you can focus on getting well. We know from research that people who have health insurance throughout...

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What’s New With Flu Shots?

What’s New With Flu Shots?

One thing that’s not new is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) strong recommendation that everyone, six months of age and older, receive a flu shot this fall, preferably by the end of October. Flu shots are available at doctor’s offices, clinics,...

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Arkansas Works’ Reporting Ends; Restore Your Coverage

Arkansas Works’ Reporting Ends; Restore Your Coverage

If Arkansas Works is where you get your health insurance coverage, remember that you no longer must report to the state the hours you spent working or in community engagement activities. This change was effective March 27 when a U.S. district judge struck down the...

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Is Your Baby or Toddler Sleeping Safely?

Is Your Baby or Toddler Sleeping Safely?

In 2016, 306 babies died in Arkansas before their first birthday. Approximately one in every four infant deaths were sleep-related. Unsafe sleep environment deaths are preventable. Here’s what parents need to know. Infant sleep tips The American Academy of Pediatrics...

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