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What Every Pregnant Woman Should Know

By afmcblogger on 8/27/2015

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause permanent disabilities, miscarriage, stillbirth and premature births. The lifelong heartbreak that these physical, mental, behavioral and learning disabilities can cause are completely avoidable if the mother chooses not to drink alcohol during pregnancy.

Is Your Office ICD-10 Ready?

By afmcblogger on 8/26/2015

The ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1.  It’s not too late to be sure your office is ready and your reimbursements keep flowing without interruption. Find out when and where your practice can get free help to become ICD-10 ready.

Substance Use Disorder Increasing Among Teens

By afmcblogger on 8/20/2015

The misuse of drugs or alcohol by American teens is a growing public health concern. It is causing significant impairment in terms of health, disability and failure to meet responsibilities at home, school and work. Learn the symptoms of substance abuse. 

Vaccines Required for All Students

By afmcblogger on 8/17/2015

All students in Arkansas public and private schools (including all childcare facilities) must show proof to their school of having received vaccines for the new school year. Your child will be excluded from classes if you do not provide proof by Oct. 1, 2015. Is your child ready? Read the latest vaccine requirements here.

4 Steps to Lower Cholesterol

By afmcblogger on 8/10/2015

Cholesterol can become trapped in artery walls where it builds up and turns into artery clogging plaque. Plaque narrows blood vessels and restricts the amount of oxygen and other nutrients that replenish your heart, resulting in chest pain, blood clots and eventual heart attack. But, cholesterol can be controlled with just four lifestyle choices.

Cooling Centers Open Across Arkansas

By afmcblogger on 7/30/2015

Heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related event. Learn how to protect yourself and where to find air-conditioned, public cooling centers.

Heroin Epidemic Expected in Arkansas

By afmcblogger on 7/23/2015
Heroin use – already an epidemic in several states – is increasing in Arkansas among all age and income groups. The greatest risk factor for heroin addiction is prescription painkiller addiction.

Surviving a Heat Wave

By afmcblogger on 7/22/2015

Heat can be a killer if you don’t take precautions. Learn the symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them, what increases your risk for heat-related illness, and how to protect yourself this summer.

Will You Donate Blood?

By afmcblogger on 7/10/2015

Consider becoming a blood donor – millions of people’s lives depend on it. Learn why it’s important and what to expect if you donate.

AFMC HealthIT Can Take You to Meaningful Use

By afmcblogger on 7/8/2015

Arkansas health care professionals who have come to rely on AFMC’s Meaningful Use technical assistance can continue to receive those services, at no cost, under a new contract with Medicaid. In addition, new categories of providers are now eligible for the free assistance.