Health in Russellville, AR

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Tick bites are most common during the summer, when the weather is warmer and people spend more time outdoors
There are 11 types of tick-borne diseases in the United States, but Lyme disease is the most common, with more than 30,000 cases reported annually. Early symptoms of a tick-borne illness usually occur within three to 30 days of a bite, and are flu-like, such as body and muscle aches, fever, rash, fatigue, and headache. If the illness goes untreated, symptoms can progress to…

Your teen likes to stay up late but has to get up early for school. Sleep is critical at this age, so it’s important that you learn to help your teen sleep better
Experts recommend most teenagers get between eight and a half and 10 hours of sleep every night—more than most adults need. However, teenagers are more likely to be night owls, and many teens have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep. In addition to feeling groggy the next day, missing…

KANSAS CITY -- When 25-year-old outfielder Tarik El-Abour got the news from his mother, Nadia, that the Royals were going to sign him to a Minor League deal, he could barely contain himself."Nadia told me he just started walking from wall to wall," Royals special advisor Reggie Sanders said. "He

Get the scoop on what causes these common, but irritating, infections
Unfortunately for women, they are more likely to get urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men. One of the main reasons is that women have shorter urethras—the tube that allows urine to leave the body—so bacteria trying to get inside your body and make you sick don’t have as far to travel to reach their goal.
UTIs occur when bacteria make it into the urinary tract. Infections can happen after intercourse, when the…

Your sleeping preferences can impact your health
Chances are you’ve got one—that go-to sleeping position that helps you doze off at night. Maybe it involves curling up on your side or sprawling on your back.
Just like when you’re awake, the body position you adopt while asleep can have an impact on body aches, fatigue, sleep apnea, circulation and heartburn. So, how can you pick the right position?
Sleep is very important, so if you can only fall asleep in a certain position,…

Ethan Buckley got a big surprise from Nike after his school's assistant principal noticed how quick he was going through shoes.

A little muscle soreness is normal when you try a new activity or push through a tough workout. At what point, however, does soreness signify an injury
As kids get back to the field with school sports and families continue to enjoy late-summer outdoor activities like hiking and swimming, the potential is there for workout-related soreness and even injuries. Here’s how you can distinguish between muscle…

With more Americans having insurance through the Affordable Care Act, access to healthcare has never been greater. However, with rising healthcare costs and more of that cost placed on consumers, patients are demanding new ways to receive lower cost, quality healthcare
Almost every street corner has some type of urgent care center. No matter the name – Urgent Care, Walk-in Care, Immediate Care, or Convenient Care…

We offer occupational, physical, and speech language pediatric therapy in Central Arkansas. Find out about our outpatient therapy, diagnostic center, and more.

Dr. Nick Testa, chief medical officer at Dignity Health in Los Angeles, shares tips to use, from picking the right seat to talking less.

Cigarette use among American adults is at the lowest it's been since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention started collecting data on the issue in 1965, according to a report released Thursday.

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Benefit Election/Declination Form (Dependent information on the back) - Return this form to HR, even if you do not wish to enroll in coverage
Pension Consultants Informational Sheet - Provides information on how to invest your 401(k) contributions
Investment Option Information
Profit Sharing Plan Informational Sheet
401K Profit Sharing Plan Enrollment and Beneficiary Form - even if you do not wish to participate in the 401(k)…

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An estimated 70 percent of smokers wish to quit, but—unfortunately—only a fraction succeed each year. Having a few strategies in place may give you the push you need to be free of this addiction
Since the 1960s, the number of smokers in the United States has steadily declined. In 1965, 42.4 percent of adults were smoking cigarettes. By 2014, that number dropped to 16.8 percent .
But smoking is still an extremely addictive and dangerous habit. Cigarettes are responsible…

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Flu season, and the potential for missed time from school, work and family activities, is around the corner
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu is a highly contagious illness caused by the influenza viruses that infects the respiratory system. It can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes even lead to death.
“As with any illness, it’s important to follow steps to protect you and your loved ones from contracting the virus,” said Chad…

SYRACUSE, N.Y., USA: Nearly 600 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 35 states donated a combined $30,795 to the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) as the result of an oral cancer screening program held in April as part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month. During April, Aspen Dental practices contributed $5 for each adjunctive oral cancer screening conducted.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Farm Bureau Insurance is pleased to announce the 15 winners of the 2016 Farm Bureau Insurance Awards
The Farm Bureau Insurance Awards honor Arkansas' top offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year for each classification. The veteran staff at Hooten's Arkansas Football selected three finalists for each category, and those 45 finalists and their families attended the Farm Bureau Awards…

The number of teens who use e-cigarettes or other vaping devices is on the rise
Whether it’s a vape pen, an e-cigarette or a hookah pen, there’s a pretty good chance a teen you know has been exposed to—and possibly even tried—vaping. In 2014, e-cigarettes actually surpassed cigarettes for the tobacco product used most often by adolescents and teenagers. Although e-cigarettes and vape pens do not…

Experts say how to keep your child on the right track to health this school year.