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Scholars Debate 1st Amendment and Tobacco Control

November 22, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

First amendment issues are being discussed in relation to the recent FDA court ruling regarding graphic images printed on cigarette packages. In this case Judge Richard J. Leon ruled an injunction against the FDA mandate, declaring the forced use of printing graphic images on cigarette packages “is the residual effect of unconstitutionally compelled commercial speech […]

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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Webinar

November 21, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) hosted a webinar on November 4, 2011 to promote tobacco prevention and cessation efforts by cancer control partners across the state. The webinar helped clean air advocates learn strategies to campaign on behalf of new laws and strategies. Updates were provided by: Miriam Karanja, ADH Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program […]

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Boone County Teen Summit

November 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Emcee One, a national youth motivational speaker, engage over 400 fidgety 14-year-olds at the Boone County Teen Summit on November 9, 2011. The summit hosted all 8th graders from schools within Boone County and was located at the North Arkansas College in Harrison. The young teens learned about healthy choices that will lead to healthy […]

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EAEC brings together local growers, national experts

November 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The East Arkansas Enterprise Community (EAEC) Inc. hosted its Annual Public Meeting at the Forrest City Civic Center, 1335 N. Washington, in Forrest City, Ark.  The theme this year was “To Serve, Sustain, and Empower Communities through Agriculture by Marketing Locally Grown Produce” and featured local agricultural experts, farmers and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration […]

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APCF on Discovery Channel

November 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Tune in to the Discovery Channel on Wednesday, November 23, 6:00 AM, to view a seven-minute segment on the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. If you are disengaged at 6 am, click here to view it or, go to http://www.profilesseries.com/programs/medical-profiles.html .

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UAMS College of Health Related Professions Celebrates 40th Anniversary

November 17, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The College of Health Related Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), which includes 21 academic programs in 18 professions, celebrated its 40th anniversary this week in conjunction with national Allied Health Professions Week. UAMS established the college in 1971 by joining together five existing programs — dental hygiene, radiological technology, medical […]

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AROVCC hosts Spirited Art

November 17, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

We would love for you to join us at Spirited Art, Tuesday, December 6th 6-9pm. This will be a fantastic night of girl time, wine and painting (or the attempt thereof- HA!). This night is intended to be filled with fun and laughs. Everyone at Spirited Art will make sure your comfortable. You get to […]

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UAMS Myeloma Institute Treats 10,000th Patient

November 17, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The internationally known Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) marked another milestone today, treatment of the 10,000th patient in its 22-year history. Established in 1989, the Myeloma Institute was the first center in the world devoted exclusively to research and clinical care of multiple myeloma and […]

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Judge Blocks Graphic Images on Cigarettes

November 7, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

A judge has blocked the requirement that tobacco companies must place graphic images on cigarette packages. The following is the position statement of Matthew L. Myers, president of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids: A federal judge’s ruling blocking implementation of new, graphic cigarette warning labels is wrong on the science and wrong on the law. […]

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Former Smokers Recruited for Campaign

November 7, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

CDC is conducting a national search for “former smokers” to feature in its educational media campaign and is seeking nominees from NAATPN partners and affiliates.  As part of the campaign, CDC is developing new ads featuring a variety of people who have suffered severe health conditions caused by smoking or exposure to second-hand smoke. CDC […]

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