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Arkansas Good Medicine Gives You Time to Learn

As a practicing physician, spare time to learn about health care policy or the larger factors that determine patient health can be nonexistent. AFMC is here to help. Applications are open for the third year of the Arkansas Good Medicine (AGM) fellowship program. AGM...

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Returning to School Safely During COVID-19

Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he joins Kevin Miller on KARN-FM 102.9 to talk about returning to school safely in the fall - what parents need to know, and how to avoid junk science when looking for...

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Surviving a Heat Wave: 10 Tips to Save Lives

Surviving a Heat Wave: 10 Tips to Save Lives

If it’s summer and you’re in Arkansas, you know it’s coming – a fry-an-egg-on-the-pavement heat wave. Even if it’s not an official heat wave, we have many more weeks of hot, humid, sticky weather before fall. Heat can be a killer if you don’t take precautions. Heat...

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Preventing Accidental Drowning

Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he joins Kevin Miller on KARN-FM 102.9 to talk about staying safe at the pool and around bodies of water this summer. Dr. Rodgers was interviewed June 18.  Your browser...

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Tips to Make Your Home Healthier

Tips to Make Your Home Healthier

Maintaining a safe home has never been more important than now, as many of us are spending so much time there to prevent further spread of coronavirus. You may be noticing things around your home or yard that need attention and finally have time to tackle them. Let’s...

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Face Masks Really Work

Face Masks Really Work

The scientists are right – wearing a face mask helps prevent you from getting COVID-19, as well as protects others. A recent analysis of 64 studies shows that masks prevent the spread of COVID-19. Health care workers who wore face masks had a 50% to 80% reduction in...

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Looking After Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he joins Kevin Miller on KARN-FM 102.9 to talk about staying safe when going into public as things open up and looking after your mental health during COVID-19. Dr. Rodgers was...

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