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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 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?
“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
“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 
 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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Kids' bad diets mean worse health as adults
The overall heart health of U.S. children falls short, a new analysis suggests. Northwestern University researchers found that while most of the nearly 9,000 children they studied had healthy blood pressure levels, 40 percent did not have good cholesterol levels, almost none ate a healthy diet regularly and 30 percent were overweight or obese. These findings may mean more children will face a future that will include heart disease, said Dr. Sarah Samaan, a cardiologist at Legacy Heart Center i....
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New scam targeting immigrants DACA recipients
A new scam targeting immigrants has gotten the attention of the government, and health advocates are concerned that tax preparers have been misinforming, and some even outright scamming, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries by making them pay a penalty for not having health insurance. On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a statement clarifying that there is no such penalty for undocumented immigrants or for DACA recipients. The IRS website now r....
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Practice Food Safety Tips
Foodborne illness is commonly known as food poisoning. Each year, millions of foodborne illnesses can be attributed to contaminated foods. Symptoms of food poisoning include upset stomach, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and dehydration with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. So what are ways you and your family can lower your risk of foodborne illness? Proper handling, preparing and storing of foods can prevent most cases of food poisoning. Here are four simple s....
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Be prepared to stay safe and healthy in cold weather
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on the older adults. Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, you will be more likely to stay safe and healthy when temperatures start to fall. Take these steps for your home. Many people prefer to remain indoors in t....
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