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Your life is an amazing journey, and our purpose is to guide you to health, heal you from sickness or injury, support your recovery and celebrate health in all forms. Here you'll find healthy resources, tips and inspiring stories so you can continue to be amazing.

Car Seat Safety as Your Baby Grows

Car seats help protect your children if you have an accident which is why it’s so important to use the right car seat every time your child is in the car. There are many car seat choices on the market today and it’s important to know which one is appropriate for your child’s age and size and that the seat fits correctly in your vehicle.

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8 Ways to Help a Family Member with Alzheimer’s

Few experiences make family members feel as helpless as watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Though nothing can be done to reverse the effects of the disease, you can help your loved one be more comfortable as they navigate life with Alzheimer’s. Read on to find out how.

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Diabetes Explained

More than 360,000 Arkansans live with diabetes, yet the condition remains widely misunderstood – and with the prevalence of the disease in our state, that needs to change. Read on to learn more about diabetes, the symptoms, the treatment options and who is at risk of developing the disease.

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Is It ADHD?

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.

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The Top 4 Benefits of School Gardens

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.

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2 Foolproof Fall Recipes That Your Family Will Love

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.

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How to Exercise Safely in the Arkansas Heat

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:

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Our Vision Forward 2018

Throughout Challenging Health-Care Environment, Baptist Heath Must Embrace Change While Remaining Focused on Our People, Our Communities, and Our Values

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Keep on Amazing: Linda Mahnker

Linda Mahnker has created an amazing life in her retirement. She spends days on the lake and evenings sewing clothes for orphans in Honduras. She is also an exercise enthusiast – a trait she picked up while working out to recover from two hip replacements.

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