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What Are We Doing to Our Children?

What Are We Doing to Our Children?

At least one in every four American children is abused or neglected at some time in their life. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says an estimated 1,720 children died from abuse or neglect. Child advocates say those statistics are just the...

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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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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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If You Don’t Need It, Take It Back

If You Don’t Need It, Take It Back

Arkansas’ Take-Back program provides a safe and easy 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. Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause...

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77 FREE Health Care Services

77 FREE Health Care Services

We all love to get something for free. Here’s a list of valuable health care services for you and your family. Every one of them can make you healthier now and for years to come. And, because they can help prevent illness and chronic conditions, or keep them from...

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Learn How to Build Resilience Against ACEs

Learn How to Build Resilience Against ACEs

Arkansas has the highest percentage in the nation of children who have experienced emotional or physical abuse, neglect, family instability, poverty or exposure to violence. These are some of the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that can negatively affect...

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What Does Hunger Cost?

What Does Hunger Cost?

Finding ways to reduce health care costs can come from surprising places. One of the key ways to reduce the cost of providing health care to older Arkansans, as well as improve their health, is through food. Because many older people (almost 40% in Arkansas) have food...

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Responding to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Responding to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

Antibiotics can produce miracles in transplant surgery, cancer therapy and in the fight against infectious bacterial diseases. However, antibiotic usage comes with a serious and growing threat to our nation’s health and security – antibiotic resistance. Some bacteria...

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Summertime … and the Kids Are Hungry

Summertime … and the Kids Are Hungry

More than 287,000 Arkansas children rely on free or reduced price school breakfast and lunch programs. However, for one in four Arkansas children, summertime means that they can no longer depend on school meals. They either don’t eat at all or make unhealthy food and...

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Zika Virus Update: Get Ready for Summer

Zika Virus Update: Get Ready for Summer

Abundant rain and an early spring have meant the early arrival of Arkansas’ mosquito season. With the pesky mosquito comes an increase in the risk of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects. Here’s what you need to do to prevent it....

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