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An Ounce of Prevention: Facts About Adult Vaccines

An Ounce of Prevention: Facts About Adult Vaccines

Vaccines aren’t just for kids. There are several routine vaccinations that still need booster shots into adulthood. While vaccines have reduced or eliminated many diseases that used to routinely kill babies, children and adults, the viruses and bacteria are still...

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Top 6 Reasons to Attend the ACE Summit

Top 6 Reasons to Attend the ACE Summit

The third annual Arkansas ACEs and Resilience Summit will be held Thursday and Friday, September 26-27, at The C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center, Little Rock. Summit workshops are specially designed for classroom teachers, parents and caregivers, as well as those working...

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Let Us Help You Improve Quality and Security

Let Us Help You Improve Quality and Security

The introduction of value-based care was an enormous adjustment for every health care professional and practice. New value-based payment models require organizations to make significant changes in how they approach patient care, how they use technology to manage data,...

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What Your Posture Says About You

What Your Posture Says About You

Your posture has a huge impact on your mental and physical health. It also reveals a lot about you, your attitude and level of confidence. How you hold your body – often called body language – can tell more about you than your words. Sitting up straight or standing...

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22 Top Tips for Firework Safety

22 Top Tips for Firework Safety

Fireworks season is here! Nothing says Independence Day like fireworks but it’s not all fun and excitement. Some of those “oohs” and “aaws” may be because someone was injured by fireworks. About 12,000 fireworks-related injuries plus 10-15 deaths happen every year in...

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Fathers: Consider Parental Leave to Boost Bonding

Fathers: Consider Parental Leave to Boost Bonding

Mothers have nine months to get ready for the life-changes that a new baby brings, but dads often need a little extra time to adjust to parenthood. Parental leave can help working parents make that adjustment by giving them time to bond with their new child. According...

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Water Safety Tips Prevent Drownings

Water Safety Tips Prevent Drownings

Summer means fun around the water – the pool, waterpark, lake, ocean or your favorite fishing hole. The beauty of Arkansas’ lakes and streams rivals any place in the country. Bodies of water seem to hold a primal attraction for us. It may be the life-giving properties...

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Act F.A.S.T. to Survive Stroke

Act F.A.S.T. to Survive Stroke

Strokes are a type of heart disease. Many of the lifestyle choices and treatment options associated with strokes are also the same as for heart disease. Until recently, Arkansas was the nation’s leading state for the number of stroke deaths per capita. After a...

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Learn from the Experts: Governor’s Quality Conference June 18

Learn from the Experts: Governor’s Quality Conference June 18

Learn how to recognize and break down barriers to workforce quality at the 2019 Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, Embassy Suites, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “The Unconscious Barriers to Workforce Quality.” Hugh...

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Give Life to Save Lives

Give Life to Save Lives

Be a superhero. You have the power to save up to eight lives and improve the health of 200 people. Register to be an organ, eye or tissue donor. Every day 21 Americans die waiting for an organ transplant and about 120,000 are on a transplant waiting list. The United...

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