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…

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…

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Arkansas Lifeline Call Center Opens in Little Rock

The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center, which will take Arkansans’ calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, opened in Little Rock Tuesday morning. Prior to the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center’s opening, Arkansans’ calls were directed to out-of-state call centers, officials said. When calls are answered out of state, wait times can increase, Dr. Richard McKeon of…

New Year, New You

I don’t know about you, but every year my New Year’s resolution is to be healthier and lose the 10 pounds that I gained during the holidays! I usually vow not to eat pizza or cheese dip or processed foods for the entire month of January. Usually by January 8 I have blown it and…