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October 23, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

Red Ribbon Week is by far the largest and oldest drug prevention campaign in the country, and one of the most effective for preventing drug use among youth. The Red Ribbon Week health observance is actively celebrated in nearly all US middle schools and high schools, which have locally based campaigns for Red Ribbon Week every year. Speakers […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 10, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

Every person should know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer, and any time an abnormality is discovered, it should be investigated by a healthcare professional.  Most people who have breast cancer symptoms and signs will initially notice only one or two, and the presence of these symptoms and signs do not automatically mean that […]

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CVS Stops Selling Tobacco Products-Offers Quit-Smoking Programs

September 3, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products in all of its stores starting Wednesday — a move health experts hope will be followed by other major drugstore chains. CVS is also launching a smoking-cessation campaign that will include an assessment of the smoker’s “readiness to quit,” education, medication support to help curb the desire to […]

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American Heart Association Issues E-Cigarette Recommendations

August 25, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products. The American Heart Association – which over the years has actively advocated against […]

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Skin Cancer Overview

August 7, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

What are the risk factors for skin cancer? Risk factors for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers include: Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight or tanning booths and lamps) Pale skin (easily sunburned, doesn’t tan much or at all, natural red or blond hair) Workplace exposure to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium […]

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UAMS Breast Center First in Central Arkansas to Offer 3-D Mammograms

August 4, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

  LITTLE ROCK – Women in central Arkansas have new tool in the fight against breast cancer.   The Breast Center at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute announces the addition 3-D mammography technology to its full array of services. The UAMS Breast Center is the only facility in central Arkansas to offer this […]

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Study Finds Children Living With People Who Smoke Miss More School

August 4, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 6, 2012) – A study published by PEDIATRICS® found that children living with one or more adults who smoked in the home were absent from school more days per year than children living in a home without people who smoke.  The study also showed that children living with two or more […]

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University of Wisconsin student has sights set on curing colon cancer

July 30, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

Keven Stonewall isn’t your average 19-year-old college student. Sure, he likes to hang out with his friends, loves music — everything from Beethoven to Kanye West — and is involved in campus activities. But he also might cure colon cancer one day. He started his quest for a cure when he was 17, working as […]

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E- Cigarettes- Not without Risk

July 28, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

Published: Sep 9, 2013 | Updated: Sep 10, 2013 By  Ed Susman , Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Reviewed by F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE; Instructor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner Action Points These studies were published as abstracts and were presented at a conference. These data […]

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Smoking Within the LGBT Community

July 7, 2014 | By Rachael Moore

Dear Colleagues: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans smoke at much higher rates than average, so they suffer more smoking-related death and illness. In recognition of June as LGBT pride month, we are excited to launch a new video to help you raise awareness about the impact smoking has on the LGBT community and also […]

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