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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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Best Medicine for the Flu

Best Medicine for the Flu

This season’s influenza (flu) is worse than usual. There are at least four different types of flu making people sick and experts expect the flu to last several more months. More people are being hospitalized and the number of deaths is expected to triple. In Arkansas,...

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Women: Go Red and Learn Your Symptoms

Women: Go Red and Learn Your Symptoms

National Go Red for Women day is Feb. 2. To increase awareness about the symptoms of women’s heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association asks us to wear red on that day, which is a Friday. Now is a good time to learn about women’s heart attack symptoms...

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Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented

Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented

More than 31,000 Americans annually get cancer caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) and more than 4,200 women die from cervical cancer. The majority of these women had not been tested for cervical cancer in at least five years or had never been tested. Thanks to the...

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Top Tips to Banish Holiday Blues

Top Tips to Banish Holiday Blues

Depending on how your year-end or new-year holidays went, you may be feeling a bit … Pick one: Sad, Mad, Broke, Depressed, Overwhelmed, Whew! determined not to have another holiday season like this one, or Dreading the challenges that 2018 may bring. Whatever you’re...

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Do You Really Need That Antibiotic?

Do You Really Need That Antibiotic?

Antibiotics can save your life, but if misused, they can kill you. How can these wonder drugs – that cure infections and make organ transplants possible – be harmful? The reason is a growing, worldwide problem called antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance means...

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Lung Cancer Is Preventable

Lung Cancer Is Preventable

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. Most lung cancers could be prevented by avoiding tobacco use and increasing participation in quit-smoking programs. The American Cancer...

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Diabetes Can Be Prevented

Diabetes Can Be Prevented

Diabetes is a serious disease, with the potential to cause horrible complications, even death. Yet most cases of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes are preventable. November – American Diabetes Month – is a good time to understand how serious this disease is, and how to...

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Health Literacy Means Better Care

Health Literacy Means Better Care

Understanding a physician’s instructions is crucial for positive patient outcomes. How often do you ask your patients to repeat treatment directions to determine if they fully understand what they need to do? Observational studies report this occurs in less than 20...

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Sign Up and Save Money on Health Insurance

Sign Up and Save Money on Health Insurance

UPDATED 10-16-17 Fall means open enrollment for your 2018 health insurance coverage. During open enrollment, you can enroll for the first time, re-evaluate the prices and services of your current plan, renew or change your health insurance regardless of what type of...

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