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What Are We Doing to Our Children?

What Are We Doing to Our Children?

At least one in every four American children is abused or neglected at some time in their life. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says an estimated 1,720 children died from abuse or neglect. Child advocates say those statistics are just the...

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Take the Handwashing Quiz

Take the Handwashing Quiz

How much do you know about hand washing?  Take this true-false quiz to find out.   Hint: it’s the most important thing we can do to prevent spreading germs that allow the coronavirus to cause infections in ourselves, our families, co-workers and everyone with whom we...

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GO RED! Top 7 Tips for Women

GO RED! Top 7 Tips for Women

Take charge of your health with the facts: heart disease is the number one killer of women. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Fortunately, nearly 80% of cardiac events can be prevented. But only if you know what to do. Here are some...

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Keep Yourself Safe from Coronavirus Outbreak

Keep Yourself Safe from Coronavirus Outbreak

“The threat is serious, and our public health response is aggressive,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organization has declared it a public health emergency, which requires countries to step...

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Act Now to Prevent Birth Defects

Act Now to Prevent Birth Defects

Birth defects happen to one of every 33 babies born in the United States. Nearly 120,000 babies are affected by these critical and costly conditions each year. Birth defects range from mild to severe changes that are present at birth. They can affect almost any part...

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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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