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Arkansas has one of the highest rates of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, in the country, with the condition affecting nearly 15% of our population. Though ADHD can present significant hurdles for those with the condition, many of them live productive, healthy lives through a variety of treatment options.
An individual is diagnosed with ADHD when he or she displays at least six out of the nine (five out of nine for individuals 17 and older) symptoms of either inattention type ADHD or hyperactivity-impulsivity type ADHD over a period of six months or longer within at least two settings, such as home and school/work. Read on to learn more about the symptoms of ADHD and find out if you or someone you care for may need a professional evaluation.
A healthier Arkansas begins with healthier children. At Baptist Health, we believe the ongoing effort to plant gardens at schools will play an important role in educating the next generation about a nutritious diet – something we’ve seen evidence of in Conway public elementary schools.
In 2017, Conway Schools was awarded a USDA Farm to School Grant to build gardens at the district’s elementary schools. When Baptist Health heard the grant was enough to fund gardens at all but three schools, we knew we had to help. We provided the supplies needed for the last three school gardens and donated wheelbarrows to all 16 sixteen schools – and those gardens are making an amazing difference in both the children and community of Conway. Read on for the top 4 benefits we’ve seen school gardens provide.
It is estimated that more than 266,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the end of 2018 – and an early diagnosis will significantly increase their odds of defeating the disease. Breast cancer that’s found early, when it’s small and has not spread, is easier to treat successfully. Getting regular screening tests is the most reliable way to find breast cancer early.
As summer drifts away, we’re all excited for the cozy Autumnal weather. Flavors of cinnamon, earthy vegetables and hot comfort food start to resurface once again. Baptist Health has crafted 2 incredibly flavorful and healthful fall recipes for your family to start the season off right.
We love that Arkansas is sunny and bright; but we know that sometimes, bright sunshine means temperatures soaring above one hundred. While we definitely encourage outdoor exercise here at Baptist Health, we want everyone to be aware and educated about safe habits when you’re outside in the heat.
Here’s why we care: exercising in heat puts extra stress on your body and increases your core temperature. If you do not take the appropriate precautions, consistently exercising in heat can cause serious illnesses like heat exhaustion, heat cramps, exercise-associated collapses, or heat stroke.
Here is what you can do to be prepared:
Vascular dementia is a neurocognitive condition that causes a decline in cognitive function like other types of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. Unlike other forms of dementia though, vascular dementia develops when the brain is deprived of oxygen and key nutrients for an extended period of time. This can happen after a stroke, or be caused by any incident or disorder that damages blood vessels or reduces circulation. Read on to learn more about vascular dementia, key risk factors and treatment.