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Check Your Air Quality

Check Your Air Quality

It's important to everyone's health to have clean air in our homes, workplaces and businesses. Poor indoor air quality is linked to diseases such as asthma, pneumonia, respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, strokes and...

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Are You Flu-Proof?  Take the Quiz

Are You Flu-Proof? Take the Quiz

Influenza (flu) is highly contagious and sends up to 500,000 people to the hospital every year. It causes 3,000 to 50,000 deaths, depending on the severity of each year’s flu season. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Arkansas is one of the...

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Prepare, Prevent and Respond to Workplace Opioid Crisis

Prepare, Prevent and Respond to Workplace Opioid Crisis

Opioid and drug misuse or abuse affects every Arkansas workplace, including medical practices, clinics and other health facilities. Misuse creates daily challenges for employers and it disrupts the lives of employees and their families. At least 75% of all employers...

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14 Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

14 Tips for Successful New Year’s Resolutions

What’s up with you in 2020? Would you like to have more success in meeting your New Year’s resolutions? Sure! But if you’re like most of us, you start strong in January, begin to backslide while the year is still new and probably give up before spring. Let’s break...

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Vaping Update

Vaping Update

Vaping and e-cigarettes continue to be popular, despite unflattering, even dangerous news reports. Here’s an update on what has been discovered about the recent injuries and deaths associated with these devices. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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10 Top Gifts for Grandparents

10 Top Gifts for Grandparents

Are you wondering what to get the older people in your life for Christmas? Let seniors themselves tell you. In a national survey, seniors were asked to rank their favorite gift choices, plus, what gifts they hoped they would not receive. Seniors’ top 10 gift requests:...

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Mindful Eating During The Holidays: A Guide

Mindful Eating During The Holidays: A Guide

The holidays are upon us, and with the holidays comes … food! Diet and weight-loss goals are often tossed to the side. For some, the holidays are an emotional time, and we use food to cope. We lose control as we feast on calorie-laden dishes, lavish desserts and...

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Take Time Out to Learn

Take Time Out to Learn

As a practicing physician, spare time to learn about health care policy or the larger factors that determine patient health is nonexistent. Until now … AFMC announces a competitive fellowship program for health care providers that’s now open for applications. In this...

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Save the Date for Two Health Conferences

Save the Date for Two Health Conferences

Medicaid Conference 2019 AFMC’s 2019 annual Arkansas Medicaid Educational Conference will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Embassy Suites Little Rock, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. This FREE conference will feature a variety of speakers who will provide updates on...

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STOP Hepatitis-A Outbreaks

STOP Hepatitis-A Outbreaks

Arkansas is experiencing an outbreak of Hepatitis A, with 421 confirmed cases and three deaths to date, according to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). The ADH has tracked the first outbreak to Northeast Arkansas in February 2018. It has since spread to other...

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