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Three Ways To Prevent Cancer

By afmcblogger on 4/23/2015

Avoid getting cancer and pre-cancerous conditions by having these screening tests. Learn which ones you need and how often, and the ones to avoid because they don’t reduce cancer deaths.

Medicare Doctor Payments Stabilized: Will help rural elderly keep their doctors

By afmcblogger on 4/16/2015

If you have Medicare but have had trouble finding a doctor that accepts Medicare patients, help has arrived. Congress just changed the way they pay Medicare doctors. It is expected to keep more doctors in the Medicare program.

How Much Is Too Much?

By afmcblogger on 4/15/2015

If your drinking, or that of a loved one, is causing social or physical problems, it’s time to take action. During April, Alcohol Awareness Month, learn the symptoms of alcohol dependence and ways to cut back or quit drinking.

Diabetes Is Leading Cause of Blindness

By afmcblogger on 4/2/2015

Diabetes now affects a third of the U.S. population. Half of those with diabetes will have vision problems. Here’s how to avoid vision loss or blindness.


Prevent Colon Cancer With Screenings

By afmcblogger on 3/26/2015

YOU can prevent colon cancer by having a screening test for this disease. The most thorough method is a colonoscopy but there are other, less invasive methods. If you’re over age 50, or overweight, a smoker, a heavy drinker, or have a close relative with a history of colon cancer, this valuable test could save your life.


Protecting Your Health Data

By afmcblogger on 3/19/2015

Data drives the health care industry. As consumers, we want our personal data to be accurate, private, and easily shared with all our health care providers. Let’s see how that happens and whom we can thank for it.

Save the Date to Improve Health Care

By afmcblogger on 3/12/2015

“Healthcare in Arkansas: Bridging Gaps and Improving Outcomes” is the theme for the 2015 Governor’s Quality Award Healthcare Seminar.

23 Ways to Stay Motivated

By afmcblogger on 3/10/2015

Are you having trouble staying motivated to meet your fitness goals? Try these 23 top tips to propel you down the road to a lifetime of fitness and good health.

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AFMC Wins Healthy Workplace Award

By afmcblogger on 3/3/2015

Improving healthcare starts with each of us as individuals. The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care recently won a Healthy Workplace Award for providing an employee wellness program that has something for everyone: fitness challenges, fitness rooms, newsletters and educational lectures, a wellness committee, health insurance reductions when employees meet health benchmarks, tobacco-free workplace and participating in community fitness events.


Good Health Starts With the Heart

By afmcblogger on 3/2/2015

If you’re serious about getting healthy, start with your heart. Here are seven tips to help you get started. And, they’re all FREE.

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