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4 Top Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

4 Top Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

Be sure to include food safety in your holiday baking and cooking – it could save you a trip to the hospital. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans get sick annually from food poisoning or foodborne illness. That’s...

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There’s Still Time To Get Flu Protection

There’s Still Time To Get Flu Protection

If you and your family have not had the time, or felt a sense of urgency, to get an influenza (flu) vaccine, there’s still time. Getting a flu vaccine now will protect you from this potentially deadly illness for the rest of the season. Flu is circulating now Flu is...

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Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know

It’s time to enroll (or re-enroll) for people who must buy health insurance from the health insurance Marketplace, also called the state Exchange. During open enrollment, you can enroll for the first time, renew your current coverage, re-evaluate plans’ prices and...

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How to Keep Your Patients and Practice Safe

How to Keep Your Patients and Practice Safe

While you’re taking care of patients, who’s protecting their health information? Ignoring security problems can be very costly. Protecting patients’ health information is not only vital to your business, it is critical to providing patient care. The Health Insurance...

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Is Your Family At Risk for Diabetes?

Is Your Family At Risk for Diabetes?

Is your family at risk for diabetes? The answer is probably yes. This article explains diabetes symptoms, health complications it can cause and 12 tops tips to prevent or manage the disease. More than half of all Arkansans who have diabetes do not know it. Another 25...

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Free Registration: AFMC’s Annual Medicaid Conference

Free Registration: AFMC’s Annual Medicaid Conference

More than a quarter of Arkansas residents receive some type of Medicaid assistance. That’s why it’s important for providers and clinic staff to stay current on best practices, and program and financial changes.   WHO:        Arkansas health care providers and staff...

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Antibiotic Failure Involves Everyone … and Their Dog

Antibiotic Failure Involves Everyone … and Their Dog

Antibiotics are powerful, lifesaving medicines. However, when overused they can become tragically powerless against harmful germs. Overuse – in humans, pets and in agriculture – makes antibiotic resistance much more likely. It is increasingly one of the most dangerous...

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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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Flu Vaccine Options: Something for Everyone

Flu Vaccine Options: Something for Everyone

You and your family (that includes everyone older than 6 months of age) have options for the annual influenza (flu) vaccine. There are even new options for the “big babies” who don’t like getting shots. Here is what’s available this flu season, according to the...

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Build Resilience Against Life’s Hard Knocks

Build Resilience Against Life’s Hard Knocks

If you’re a parent, educator or work with children, here’s a no-cost opportunity to learn how to help kids who’ve had some bad breaks in life. “Every Classroom, Every Home: A Special Learning Session for Parents and Teachers” will be held Tuesday evening, Sept. 25,...

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