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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.

Simple Exercises that Keep Seniors Active

Regular physical activity keeps you amazing at any age. Linda Mahnker can attest to the benefits of staying active as an older adult. After suffering from osteoarthritis, Linda had two hip replacements only five months apart. She started exercising before her first surgery and continued to do so after both hip replacements, crediting exercise as part of her successful recovery. In the following videos, Linda and Baptist Health trainer Jeremy Ray demonstrate exercises that keep seniors active.

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Sleep is a very complex subject, but it is vital to the success of our daily lives and anything that alters it can have a profound impact.

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New Family Suites at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock Offer Comfort and Pampering to New Mothers

Baptist Health is already the most-preferred health-care system in central Arkansas for delivering a baby by a three-to-one margin over other hospitals, which is why Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock led the state with 3,499 babies born in 2014.

 

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Mammogram. Should you or shouldn't you?

The USPSTF is an independent panel of primary care physicians funded and staffed by the HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) gave HHS the authority to consider USPSTF recommendations in Medicare coverage determinations for additional preventive services. Recently, Congress has expressed their desire to broaden this authority and enhance the role of the USPSTF in terms of its impact on coverage for existing services. Additionally, private insurers may incorporate the AHRQ-funded USPSTF recommendations as a cost-savings measure.

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Coconut Oil - Bad for Your Heart?

We all look for simple adjustments in our diet in order to make our meals healthier. Some may use coconut oil. But, not so fast says new research according to the American Heart Association.

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Did the Snow Give You the Munchies?

I'm sure last week was challenging for those trying to keep New Year's Resolutions to lose weight or exercise more with the snow and cold weather. It is natural to want to munch on junk and treats when we are cooped up inside. It also makes outdoor activity harder to accomplish.

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Can Getting the Flu Effect Your Heart?

First of all the flu vaccine is something that we all should consider on a yearly basis, especially those individuals with chronic illnesses, such as chronic lung disease, history of known previous coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, the very young or very old.

 

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BHealthy Exercise – CrossFit

While exercise is integral to your overall health, fitness regimens can often become monotonous and boring. If you’re looking for a high-intensity, varied workout, CrossFit could be right for you. The immersive fitness program is known for enhancing lifestyles. From its constantly changing workouts to its strong sense of community, CrossFit can help you live your most amazing life.

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Bacteria and Viruses: What’s the Difference?

Bacterial and viral infections have many things in common. Both types of infections are caused by microbes (bacteria and viruses) and are spread by things such as coughing and sneezing, contact with infected people, surfaces, food, water, pets, livestock, or insects such as fleas and ticks.

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Summer Done Safely

Arkansas summers are known for their triple digit temperatures, and hot, humid, sunny days are a recipe for excessive heat exposure. Before you head outside, consider how you can counter heat exposure.

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