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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.

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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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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Sun’s Out, Sunscreen On!

An essential part of any skincare routine, sunscreen combats signs of aging and helps prevent skin cancer. Learn more about sunscreen and how it can keep your summer fun healthy and burn-free by reading these facts. 

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How to Have a Great Relationship with Your Physician (and Reap the Benefits)

Having a great relationship with our doctor is one of the most beneficial relationships we can have. Physicians work with us through our health’s struggles and triumphs and we trust our doctors with some of our most private problems.

 

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Stroke Prevention

The number of Arkansan lives claimed by stroke is staggeringly high compared to the rest of the country – but you do have the power to reduce your risk. These are a few preventive measures you can take today to improve your chances of avoiding a stroke.

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Signs of Stroke

When you or someone you know has a stroke, it’s important to act fast. By simply memorizing a few warning signs, you can be prepared to help someone having a stroke, or quickly get the attention you need if you experience them yourself.

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When Should You Use Urgent Care? Emergency Rooms?

People often use emergency rooms when they don’t actually have an emergency. While you will be treated eventually, it can take a very long time if you don’t actually have an emergency. Emergency rooms are also very expensive. While the answer of whether or not you should rush to the ER is not always clear, knowing the difference between emergency care and urgent care could save a life, time, and money.

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Preventive health screenings

You run two miles every other day and lift weights twice a week. You've been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat. You don't smoke. When it comes to your health, you figure you've got everything covered. But when was the last time you saw your health care provider for a health screening?

 

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5 Simple Tricks to Stay Fit During Pregnancy

Staying fit during your pregnancy can be a challenging task. The urge to indulge in every craving and skip your routine workouts can be overwhelming at times. The good news is there are some easy ways to incorporate prenatal exercise into your everyday routine to ensure that you and your baby are as healthy as possible.

 

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What You Need to Know About Heat-Related Illnesses

Exposure to abnormal or prolonged amounts of heat and humidity without relief or adequate fluid intake can cause various types of heat-related illness. Children and adolescents adjust more slowly than adults do to changes in environmental heat. They also produce more heat with activity than adults, and sweat less. Sweating is one of the body's normal cooling mechanisms. Children and adolescents often do not think to rest when having fun and may not drink enough fluids when playing, exercising, or participating in sports.

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