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Governor’s Quality Award Seminar June 20

Governor’s Quality Award Seminar June 20

You won’t want to miss the annual Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar on Tuesday, June 20 at the Embassy Suites, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “Engaging Arkansans for Better Healthcare Outcomes.” Glenn Crotty, MD and executive vice president and COO of the...

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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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Syphilis Increasing Rapidly; Linked to HIV

Syphilis Increasing Rapidly; Linked to HIV

Syphilis is a dangerous infection transmitted during sexual contact with a person who has the disease. It can have very serious complications if not treated, including visual problems and blindness, hearing loss, stroke, other nervous system problems, even death....

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Knowledge Is Power: Know Your Diabetes

Knowledge Is Power: Know Your Diabetes

Editor’s note: This is the final article in AFMC’s yearlong series on diabetes. The other 11 articles were posted on this blog during the first week of each month, beginning with June 2016. The very best way to manage your diabetes is to learn everything you can about...

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Get Relief from Allergy Symptoms

Get Relief from Allergy Symptoms

Seasonal allergy symptoms can make you feel miserable. Knowing that the pollen will eventually go away doesn’t help right now. You and the 50 million Americans who have seasonal allergies need immediate relief. If over-the-counter (OTC) products do not relieve your...

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UAMS Conference is Refresher for Physicians

UAMS Conference is Refresher for Physicians

Family physicians, nurses and pharmacists can earn up to 23.75 continuing education hours at the 39th Annual Family Medicine Intensive Review Course May 11-13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute’s Smith...

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Your Doorway to Better Health

Your Doorway to Better Health

Most people (94%) say that having easy access to their medical records is “important” or “very important” to them, according to a national survey by the Commonwealth Fund. Would you like to be able to send and receive messages from your doctor and track your personal...

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Are You Getting the Right Diabetes Care?  Top 10 keys to care

Are You Getting the Right Diabetes Care? Top 10 keys to care

If you’ve just been diagnosed with diabetes, or have had it for many years, how do you know if you’re getting the best care? See if your care is meeting the new standards for people with diabetes outlined below. Diabetes is one of the most complex diseases, requiring...

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Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Colon Cancer Screening Can Save Your Life

Your lifetime risk of colon cancer is about one in 20, on average. Arkansas has the sixth highest rate of death due to colorectal cancer (CRC) in the nation. It is the second biggest cancer killer in the Natural State. The good news is: CRC is preventable and...

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How Smart Are YOU About Antibiotics?

How Smart Are YOU About Antibiotics?

At least 2 million people a year get a serious infection from bacteria that is resistant to one or more antibiotics. Each year, at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant infections. The extra cost of treating antibiotic-resistant infections...

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