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Clark ranks 7 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

Clark ranks 7 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

County-by-county rankings show what influences health, longevity
 
The third annual County Health Rankings were released Tuesday. The Rankings are an annual check-up that measure how healthy people are and how long they live in more than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia.

Clark County Relay for Life March 28

Clark County Relay for Life March 28

RelayforLife.org - The 2012 Clark County Relay for Life event is April 20.

Event Location: 6:00 PM to 6:00 AM at Arkadelphia Badger Stadium

Schedule:

Opening Ceremony: 6:00 pm

Survivor Lap: 6:15 pm

Fight Back: 8:00 pm

Luminaria Ceremony: 9:00 pm

Closing Ceremony: 5:30 pm
 

"No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Each dollar you raise will help save lives.

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a national education campaign that depicts the harsh reality of illness and damage real people suffer as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.  The ads show the toll smoking-related illnesses take on real people and their loved ones.  Viewers in Arkansas will see the ads from March 19 to June 9.
 

CCSP Healthcare Committee Meeting

CCSP Healthcare Committee Meeting

Baptist Health Medical Center - Cafeteria Meeting Room

Wednesday - March 14, noon to 1:00 p.m. (brown bag)

Discussions to include:  Certified Nurse Assistant research and need for local program

Get your plate in shape

Get your plate in shape

Coalition Educates Children, Adults on What, When and How to eat to be Healthy, Combat Obesity

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Feb. 28, 2012) – March is National Nutrition Month® and a good time to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” Arkansas was named the ninth most obese state in the country, according to the eighth annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In addition, nearly one-third of our state’s adults – 30.6 percent – are obese.

While these statistics are staggering, they represent only part of the health problem in Arkansas.  Obesity is a primary contributor to serious chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease.  According to the Arkansas Department of Health, 53 percent of Arkansas adults are living with at least one chronic disease.  

Girls get ready for 'Camp iRock'

Girls get ready for 'Camp iRock'

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) is now accepting applications for Camp iRock 2012, to be held June 3-9 at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center seven miles west of Little Rock. Camp iRock is a free, week-long experience that takes advantage of interactive dialogue, workshops, and exercises to promote physical activity, healthy lifestyles and self-confidence in young girls.

The common threads among diseases that disproportionately affect minorities are poor nutrition and obesity. As a result of this epidemic, the AMHC voted to add nutrition and fitness as an overarching focus. Camp iRock was created to curve the impact of poor nutrition and obesity in Arkansas. The 2012 camp will focus on empowering young girls with the tools they need to improve their health and lifestyle choices.

Understanding Alzheimer's March 9

Understanding Alzheimer's March 9

Registration is open! Reserve your seats now. Free and open to the public.

Lunch will be provided.

Event starts at 8:30 am and will be held at the Dawson Educational Co-Op.

For more information call 870-246-5566 ask for Robin LeGuin.

"A Day of Understanding Alzheimer's Disease" is being hosted by Courtyard Gardens Health & Rehab in Arkadelphia.