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Public event to discuss impact of President's healthcare act on Arkansas

Public event to discuss impact of President's healthcare act on Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Dick Morris, a former advisor to Senator Trent Lott and President Bill Clinton and frequent Fox News commentator, will be in Hot Springs Friday to discuss the President’s healthcare act and its impact on Arkansas residents.

Morris will join Ben Domenech of the Heartland Institute and Teresa Oelke, Arkansas director of Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fountain Lake High School Auditorium, 4207 Park Ave.

Golf Against Cancer

Golf Against Cancer

MALVERN, Ark. -- The second annual Golf Against Cancer presents the "Four Person Scramble". The entry fee is $120 per team. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams. This event is sponsored by the HSCMC Relay for Life Team. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Community Health Fair

Community Health Fair

MALVERN, Ark. -- Williams Family Dentistry will be hosting their First Annual Health and Awareness Fair on Sat. July 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is FREE. There will be goody bags, Smoky the Bear, Jump House, concession food and door prizes!

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UAMS’ receives $7.9M to expand caregiver training

UAMS’ receives $7.9M to expand caregiver training

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Aging Initiative in the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $7.9 million from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to provide new opportunities for the elderly to stay in their homes.

The grant will allow the expansion of the Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program to four more Arkansas cities – Fort Smith, Little Rock, Hot Springs and El Dorado. The program, developed at the Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale, already is in Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, Texarkana and West Memphis thanks to a 2009 Reynolds Foundation grant.

The program offers educational opportunities for those who want to care for older adults preferring to stay in their own homes.

Garland ranks 37 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

Garland ranks 37 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

County-by-county rankings show what influences health, longevity
 
The third annual County Health Rankings were released Tuesday. The Rankings are an annual check-up that measure how healthy people are and how long they live in more than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia.

Garland ranks 37 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

Garland ranks 37 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

County-by-county rankings show what influences health, longevity
 
The third annual County Health Rankings were released Tuesday. The Rankings are an annual check-up that measure how healthy people are and how long they live in more than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia.

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a national education campaign that depicts the harsh reality of illness and damage real people suffer as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.  The ads show the toll smoking-related illnesses take on real people and their loved ones.  Viewers in Arkansas will see the ads from March 19 to June 9.