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Crawdads-4-Dads to benefit APCF

April 18, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Please join Rotaract for its first signature event, Crawdads-4-Dads, during the Third Thursday in the Heights on April 19th. As a sponsor, volunteer or even a guest, you will be helping spread awareness for the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (“APCF”)   As an additional incentive to join us at Crawdads-4-Dads, Forest Park Elementary is planning […]

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Dr. Lipschitz Advises Active Approach to Combat Cancer

April 16, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Rates of death from cancer are falling, but the number of cancer cases will increase with the aging of baby boomers. Dr. David Lipschitz, in his column in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Sunday, stressed how healthy behaviors, such as physical activity, proper nutrition, timely screening and avoiding tobacco can stave off the disease despite the […]

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American Cancer Society Rummage Sale

April 12, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

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Calls to quitline hit record high after CDC national tobacco ad campaign launch

April 11, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled. Call volume rose from 14,437 calls for the period Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, […]

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Josetta Wilkins Awards Honor BreastCare Warriors

April 10, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

BreastCare hosts annual event at St. Vincent Health System The main auditorium at St. Vincent’s Center for Health Education was filled today to honor Arkansas BreastCare warriors with Josetta Wilkins Awards for their outstanding work in breast cancer awareness, education and prevention. The annual awards ceremony is hosted by BreastCare, a program of the Arkansas […]

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State’s Health Pool in Jeopardy

April 6, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Federal funding to build the state’s health insurance pool has been held up after the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Subcommittee  of the Arkansas Legislative Council did not approve receiving the federal grant, worth $7.67 million. Opponents of the grant were reported in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as saying there is no rush into approve receiving […]

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APCF seeks Outreach Coordinator

April 5, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) is looking for a new Outreach Coordinator. Working closely with the Director of Programs, the Outreach Coordinator will assist in initiating, implementing and evaluating health promotion activities while considering cultural differences in the target audience. This person will be responsible for recruiting, training and supervising volunteers to execute program […]

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E-cigarettes Not Found to be Safe

April 3, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

Dr. Carolyn Dresler and Debra Rushing of the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program at the Arkansas Department of Health presented findings on electronic cigarettes today as part of National Public Health Week. Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, are advertised as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco.  They are devices that mimic the size, […]

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Join Heart Association for National Walking Day

April 3, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

The American Heart Association will sponsor National Walking Day at noon on April 4, 2012 at the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge.

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National Public Health Week begins today

April 2, 2012 | By Rachael Moore

From the Arkansas Department of Health: Every year, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths. Americans miss 2.5 billion days of work because of these illnesses, and all of that lost productivity adds up to more than $1 trillion. Injuries, unexpected accidents and violence affect people […]

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