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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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77 FREE Health Care Services

77 FREE Health Care Services

We all love to get something for free. Here’s a list of valuable health care services for you and your family. Every one of them can make you healthier now and for years to come. And, because they can help prevent illness and chronic conditions, or keep them from...

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Why Do I Need Resistance Training?

Why Do I Need Resistance Training?

Mary calls it strength training. At age 48 she discovered how important this was during physical rehabilitation after surgery following a bad fall. Her doctor said her broken bones were most likely due to post-menopausal osteoporosis. Robert calls it resistance...

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Learn How to Build Resilience Against ACEs

Learn How to Build Resilience Against ACEs

Arkansas has the highest percentage in the nation of children who have experienced emotional or physical abuse, neglect, family instability, poverty or exposure to violence. These are some of the adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that can negatively affect...

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19 Tips to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

19 Tips to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

The hospital may be the best place to regain your health. However, once you’re better, you probably don’t want to return anytime soon. Hospital readmissions are expensive and potentially harmful to your health. Here’s what you can do to avoid them. Hospital...

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Reviews Save Money, Ensure Quality of Care

Reviews Save Money, Ensure Quality of Care

AFMC has been doing utilization review for more than 45 years. AFMC’s review work helps providers meet quality of care standards and ensures that claims paid are medically necessary. Reviews help prevent fraud and abuse on behalf of both public and private health...

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Surviving a Heat Wave

Surviving a Heat Wave

Heat can be a killer if you don’t take precautions. June and July’s weather has been oppressive in most parts of Arkansas and there’s more hot weather ahead of us. Here are some tips to survive summer heat waves. What does hyperthermia look like? Hot weather,...

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Safe Fireworks: 25 Ways to Avoid Fires, Eye Injury

Safe Fireworks: 25 Ways to Avoid Fires, Eye Injury

If you love fireworks, here’s how to avoid eye injuries, serious burns and fires. Every year around the 4th of July, there are about 10,000 firework-related injuries, costing $100 million. Fireworks also cause about 18,000 fires that cost $32 million in direct...

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