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 Father’s Day is everyday!

 Father’s Day is everyday!
Father can do things to help the mother and her baby: Be prepared: It is normal to worry if you will be a good father. You are not alone! Check with your local library to see if they have magazines or DVDs about parenting and breastfeeding. Explore a website like www.newdadmanual.ca to learn from other fathers. Ask at the WIC office for information about breastfeeding. Learn how to change diapers, bathe, feed, dress and play with your baby. Take Charge: Your new family needs time toge....

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 Fewer young men fathering children outside of marriage 
Fewer young men fathering children outside of marriage
Fewer unmarried American men are becoming first-time fathers, U.S. health officials reported. Thirty-six percent of first-time fathers younger than 44 had a child out of wedlock during the first decade of the 2000s, officials said; this represents a decline from the previous two decades. In the 1980s, 42 percent of first-time fathers were unmarried, as were 40 percent in the 1990s. The national survey also found a larger proportion of unmarried first-time fathers living with the mother and....

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 Take steps to stay safe around water 
 Take steps to stay safe around water
The summer is around the corner and swimming is the most popular activity; the pools are opening for the summer, and families are heading to lakes and beaches to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. All of this means more people will be spending hot summer days in and around the water. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued consumer alert to educate Arkansans about the importance of water safety and the risks of drowning. Attorney General released the following tips to have ....

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 Over 4 million working Americans suffer from anxiety disorders 
Over 4 million working Americans suffer from anxiety disorders
A new study finds that 4.3 million Americans with full-time jobs had an anxiety disorder in the past year. That number represents 3.7 percent of full-time workers aged 18 and older, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Illness can be debilitating, but treatment is available so workers can stay productive, experts say. As the agency explained, people with anxiety disorders experience overwhelming worry and fear. However, these conditions....

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 Mammograms Can Save Your Life!
Mammograms Can Save Your Life!
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Hispanic and Latina women. They are more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage and more likely to have aggressive cancers. Regular screening mammograms can find breast cancer early and save your life. Symptoms. Breast cancer has no symptoms until the cancer begins to grow. Report to your doctor any of these changes in the breast and underarm area: lump or thickening, change in size or shape of breast or nipple, dimpled, pitted o....

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Hispanic women tend to have lower heart disease risk
In the United States, Hispanic women have an average life expectancy of 87 years — six years longer than Caucasian women. Part of the reason could be that Hispanic women may have better cardiovascular health accompanied by more positive attitudes about life, according to a study from the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015 Scientific Session being published in the AHA Journal, Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Researchers studied annual h....
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 SOS encourage tobacco prevention at “Cinco de Mayo”  SOS encourage tobacco prevention at “Cinco de Mayo”
The Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office, MISRGO’s, “Stamp Out Smoking” program will again partner with local Hispanic organizations to encourage tobacco prevention and cessation in remembrance of Cinco de Mayo. On Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 12th annual Cinco de Mayo ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fest that will take place at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. Cinco de Mayo is an annual observance day where Hispanic communities pay tribute and celebrate the cu....

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 Secrets of long life & vibrant health 
  Secrets of long life & vibrant health
We know how to live a long and healthy life. There really are no secrets about it. Most good health or bad is because of the choices we make every day. Here are some areas where you can make good choices. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol regularly. Your doctor can tell you how often these two important measures should be checked, based on your risks for heart disease. Your doctor can also tell you about other screening tests you need. Catching problems through screening tests gives ....

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What do you know about WIC?
What is WIC? The Arkansas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy foods, referrals and other services to individuals who qualify. Who qualifies for WIC? You can participate in the Arkansas WIC Program if you: Are an infant, child under 5, or a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman. Live in Arkansas. There is no waiting period to meet the residency requirement. Meet in....
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How much alcohol is too much?
“How much alcohol is too much” is a question that most people think responsible adults should answer for themselves. Many of them drink moderately and responsibly. We should all be aware that drinking too much alcohol can quickly have a negative impact on our health. How much drinking is too much? Moderate drinking means one drink a day for women or two drinks a day for men. Drinking more than that can cause a wide range of problems including increased risk of injuries, automobile acciden....
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“What’s Your Dot?” Campaign Aims to End Child Abuse
Connect the dots to prevent child abuse and neglect. "What's Your Dot?" is a new campaign introduced for April's Child Abuse Prevention Month, where Arkansans are asked to think about what they are doing, or can do, to strengthen families and consider those actions as "dots." Ben Tanzer, director of communications at Prevent Child Abuse America, says when there are plenty of dots in a community, connections are made that benefit families. "Maybe you organize a babysitting co-op in your n....
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Secrets of a healthy life
We know how to live a long and healthy life. There really are no secrets about it. Most good health or bad is because of the choices we make every day. Here are some areas where you can make good choices. Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol regularly. Your doctor can tell you how often these two important measures should be checked, based on your risks for heart disease. Your doctor can also tell you about other screening tests you need. Catching problems through screening tests gives....
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Have allergies to pollen? ¡Hola! suggests
The tendency to develop allergies may be inherited. If you have allergic tendencies and are exposed to certain things in your environment (allergens), you may develop allergies to some of those things. Examples of allergy symptoms include itchy eyes, runny nose, asthma symptoms, eczema and rash. The timing of the allergic response may be immediate or delayed. Allergy testing may be recommended to help identify your allergies. Allergies to Pollen: Pollen from trees, grasses and weeds can b....
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How to have a stress -free wedding
The countdown begins! Make the most of your final days as a single woman with these sanity-savers from professional wedding planners. 1. Finalize your wedding itinerary. Your wedding timeline needs to be realistic and have room for error. If you do not have a planner, ask your photographer and on-site coordinator for guidance; complete this task at the beginning of your wedding week so that you can confirm all of your vendors. Then, distribute copies of the timeline to your bridal party an....
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Breast-fed babies may be smarter, richer adults
Breast-fed babies may be smarter, better educated and richer as adults, a new study by Brazilian researchers suggests. "Breast-feeding is associated with improved performance in intelligence tests at age 30 and also has an important effect on a societal level by increasing educational attainment and income in adulthood," said lead researcher Dr. Bernardo Horta, of the Federal University of Pelotas. "Breast-feeding is only one of many factors which influence the development of intelligenc....
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