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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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Summer’s Biggest Danger Is Preventable

Summer’s Biggest Danger Is Preventable

Keep your family healthy this summer with insect repellant. Whaaat? This summer, insects are going to be especially pesky, if not downright deadly. During the last 14 years, nine new germs that cause disease have been introduced into the United States. The germs are...

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Stop Mental Illness by Building Resilience

Stop Mental Illness by Building Resilience

Childhood experiences affect both mental and physical health for the rest of our lives. That’s why it is so important to give children a sound foundation for good mental health from the moment they are born. Mental and physical health affect each other in strong and...

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Arkansas Works: What You Need to Know

Arkansas Works: What You Need to Know

If you are on Arkansas Medicaid for your health coverage (also called Arkansas Works, formerly called the Private Option), you may have heard about some changes that will start June 1. The Arkansas Legislature has imposed a work requirement for some people on Arkansas...

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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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