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Caring for Your Kids During COVID-19

Caring for Your Kids During COVID-19

By guest author, Chad Rodgers, MD, FAAP, chief medical officer for AFMC and pediatrician in private practice in Little Rock The coronavirus pandemic is a scary time for everyone, but especially for young children and teenagers. As a parent or caregiver, you need to...

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HPV Summit to Feature Prevention Options

HPV or human papillomavirus is very common. Almost all sexually active adults either have it, have had it, or will be infected with HPV at some point. Many people are not aware they are infected because most HPV infections have no symptoms and eventually resolve...

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Get Comfy with Telemedicine

Get Comfy with Telemedicine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has greatly increased the chances that you or a family member will need to see a doctor. Hopefully it won’t be for a COVID-19 infection. But kids are still going to get rashes, sore throats and need medical attention for other...

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Protecting Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Listen to Dr. Chad Rodgers, AFMC chief medical officer and board-certified pediatrician, as he advises parents on how to protect their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Rodgers was interviewed on KARN-FM 102.9 April 2.  Your browser does not support the...

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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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