AFMC HealthSpot

A Mother’s Day Gift

A Mother’s Day Gift

Just in time for Mother’s Day – give the gift of care. If your mother is ill or has chronic health conditions and needs a caregiver to help with daily activities, here’s important information for you. We all want our mothers to be safe and receive the best care. And...

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A Community Fitness Success Story

Lake Village, Ark., is a success story. This small, rural town in the Arkansas Delta is poor, isolated and low on resources. But one determined mayor and a community ready to get healthy have started to bring change. Lake Village created a public workout center free...

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Stay Safe: Drug Take-Back Event April 27

Stay Safe: Drug Take-Back Event April 27

Arkansas’ Prescription Drug Take-Back program provides a safe, easy and anonymous 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. Prescription...

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Why Should You Care About Cholesterol?

Why Should You Care About Cholesterol?

You probably know you should be concerned about your cholesterol but aren’t sure why or what to do about it. This article is for you. Let’s break it down and find out what cholesterol is and what you can do to make it an ally for better health. It’s not something to...

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Save the Date for Quality Conference

Save the Date for Quality Conference

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 Hotel, Little Rock. This year’s theme is “The Unconscious Barriers to Workforce Quality.”...

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Vaccines are Safe and Effective; Vaccines Save Lives

Vaccines are Safe and Effective; Vaccines Save Lives

Serious infectious diseases – once eliminated from the United States – have come back to make our children sick; some can cause permanent disability or death. Since January, there have been 228 people infected with measles across 12 states. This month, Arkansas saw a...

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What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks

What You Need to Know About Measles Outbreaks

Measles was eliminated from the United States in 2000. Then why are we having measles outbreaks? There were 17 different measles outbreaks in 2018. So far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 206 people have been infected nationwide,...

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Is Vaping a Good or Really Bad Idea?

Is Vaping a Good or Really Bad Idea?

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) or vape pens may ultimately prove to be worse than regular cigarettes and other forms of smoked tobacco. Largely unregulated and untested, the harm caused by e-cigs may not show up for years. About 10 million Americans regularly use...

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Has Drinking Become a Problem?

Has Drinking Become a Problem?

While it seems the opioid-abuse epidemic is grabbing all the headlines, far more families are affected by alcohol abuse. Nearly 90,000 Americans die each year from alcohol-related causes. That’s almost 10 percent of all deaths in the United States. Drunk driving...

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Why We Need to Move  …  Frequently!

Why We Need to Move … Frequently!

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body. If you don’t keep it strong with regular physical activity, your whole body will suffer. You won’t feel as good as you could. Your enjoyment and participation in life will suffer, and your life will be shorter....

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