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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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Five Steps to Your Best Health Insurance Plan

Five Steps to Your Best Health Insurance Plan

Everyone needs health insurance. Medical care is increasingly complex and expensive. When you need medical care, insurance protects you against most of the costs so you can focus on getting well. We know from research that people who have health insurance throughout...

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What’s New With Flu Shots?

What’s New With Flu Shots?

One thing that’s not new is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) strong recommendation that everyone, six months of age and older, receive a flu shot this fall, preferably by the end of October. Flu shots are available at doctor’s offices, clinics,...

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Arkansas Works’ Reporting Ends; Restore Your Coverage

Arkansas Works’ Reporting Ends; Restore Your Coverage

If Arkansas Works is where you get your health insurance coverage, remember that you no longer must report to the state the hours you spent working or in community engagement activities. This change was effective March 27 when a U.S. district judge struck down the...

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Is Your Baby or Toddler Sleeping Safely?

In 2016, 306 babies died in Arkansas before their first birthday. Approximately one in every four infant deaths were sleep-related. Unsafe sleep environment deaths are preventable. Here’s what parents need to know. Infant sleep tips The American Academy of Pediatrics...

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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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