Obesity in Arkansas: A Call to Action

By Joe Thompson, MD, MPH President and CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement A recent study contains some alarming statistics: America’s death rate is declining more slowly than in years past, and more slowly in comparison to the death rates of other wealthy nations. The study suggests this is due, in part, to rising obesity…

Save the Date for Diamond Chef Arkansas

The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Tech Foundation is preparing for its 11th year of food, fun and fierce competition. The 2018 Diamond Chef Arkansas event will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at the UA – Pulaski Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. Each year, some of Arkansas’ finest chefs…

Top Ways to Stay Active in Bad Weather

Workout Classes From dancing to cycling, most gyms and community centers have a variety of classes for a range of experience levels. Joining a class is a great way to discover new workouts that work best for your schedule. Indoor Activities Central Arkansas has a variety of indoor activities for those wanting to spice up…

Celebrate Spring at Garvan Woodland Gardens

March Art Exhibit Brenda Bennett and Darlene Garstecki Art Exhibit: Two Artists – Two Mediums Brenda Bennett is an award-winning oil and acrylic painter. Ms. Bennett’s canvases depict a variety of subjects, including landscapes and wildlife. She does not gravitate toward one type of subject matter in particular though, and explains that her paintings choose…