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Families in Hempstead and Howard counties have a new opportunity to get help for their younger family members. AFMC, with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), is recruiting and leading a consortium of organizations that are serving people in the southwest region of Arkansas. Called the “Substance Abuse Resource Assistance Coalition” (SARAC), the coalition will coordinate services for young victims of opioid and substance misuse crime, and help families find resources and services.

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AFMC has received its 2020 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) certification for health plan reporting. HEDIS is a comprehensive set of standardized performance measures widely used to measure and improve health care quality. HEDIS measures are relied on by government regulators, health plan payers, provider organizations, employers and consumers to provide information, identify quality and help compare health plan performance and make reliable comparisons between managed care plans.

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‘Common but yucky’ is probably the best thing you can say about fungal infections. Fungi are everywhere – on plants, in soil, on our skin and on every surface. They include mold, yeast, and other microscopic spores. Although there are well over 1.5 million types, only about 300 types of fungi can make us sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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In 2016, 306 babies died in Arkansas before their first birthday. Approximately one in every four infant deaths were sleep-related. Unsafe sleep environment deaths are preventable. Here’s what parents need to know.

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There is one way that a drunk driving arrest can be a good thing. It can provide an opportunity for the offender to recognize he or she has a problem with drinking, especially when driving.

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