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Arkansas Sees Tickborne Diseases

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

Recently, the Arkansas Department of Health announced it had discovered two diagnosed cases of tickborne diseases, which meet the surveillance definition for Lyme disease–this is the first time the state has had cases that meet this definition in 10 years. Arkansas is generally considered a low-incidence state for Lyme disease, but several other tickborne diseases… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Consumer Health

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More Fruits and Veggies Will Lead You to a Long Life

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

Currently, many health agencies recommend about five servings of fruits and vegetable per day, but a new analysis suggests eating 10 servings per day could add years to a person’s life. The analysis found that more servings of fruits and vegetables lead to decreased rates of heart attacks, stroke, cancer and early death. Researchers even… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health

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Arkansas Sees Flu Cases Rise

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In the midst of flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has announced the flu has become “widespread” in the state, meaning the disease has been reported in all areas of the state. As of Feb. 17, 19 people had died from flu-related illnesses, 11 more than the 2015-2016 flu season. ADH is urging… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Consumer Health, Public Health

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SCR Regional Highlight: University of Arkansas assists displaced Marshall Islands community

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments

In the Pacific Ocean near the equator and just west of the international dateline, there is a small country known as the Marshall Islands, which has a population of 53,000 inhabitants. Somewhat similarly, if you head to Springdale, Arkansas, located in the northwest corner of the state, you will find not only the Consulate of… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Disaster, Health Literacy, Outreach, Resources, Rural Health

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month; New Mexico Proclaims February is Children’s Oral Health Month

Posted by on February 16th, 2017 0 comments

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, raising awareness for parents and children about how to keep their smiles white and their teeth clean. Recognizing the importance of oral health, especially among children who need to create good habits, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed February 2017 as Children’s Oral Health Month for the state…. Read More »

Posted in: Community Engagement, K-12, New Mexico, Public Health

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