Tips for staying healthy during the holidays

Tips for staying healthy during the holidays

LITTLE ROCK — As many families resume in-person gatherings this holiday season, it’s important to follow health guidelines that keep everyone safe from COVID-19, the flu and other respiratory diseases. Bryan Mader, extension assistant professor and health specialist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said the first step in staying safe and…

Members of UAM School of Nursing selected as 2022 Best Health Care Professionals

Members of UAM School of Nursing selected as 2022 Best Health Care Professionals

MONTICELLO, Ark. — AY About You recently released its 2022 Best Health Care Professionals list. Among the honorees were two members of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) School of Nursing. In the category of Nursing/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Dr. Brandy Haley, Ph.D., RN, was recognized for her work at UAM. Dr. Haley is a…

Public meetings scheduled for deer health information

Public meetings scheduled for deer health information

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will host three meetings in the next month to discuss Arkansas’s deer herd and changes to local deer hunting regulations for portions of the state where chronic wasting disease was detected during the 2021-22 deer season. Open-house meetings will be held at the Pocahontas Community Center…

HHS Invests Nearly $60 Million to Strengthen Health Care Workforce and Improve Access to Care in Rural Communities

HHS Invests Nearly $60 Million to Strengthen Health Care Workforce and Improve Access to Care in Rural Communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced investments of nearly $60 million to grow the health workforce and increase access to quality health care in rural communities, including nearly $46 million in funding from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The Biden-Harris Administration is…

Mainline Health Systems hires Shrum for new Women’s Clinic

Mainline Health Systems hires Shrum for new Women’s Clinic

MONTICELLO, Ark. – Mainline Health Systems has hired Dr. Kelly Shrum, D.O., as a OB/GYN provider for its new Women’s Clinic location. In his new role for the Women’s Clinic, Shrum will work to provide care that embodies the patient-first values which are vital to Mainline Health’s mission. He brings over two decades of experience…

UAM College of Technology-McGehee awards 56 Allied Health Certificates

UAM College of Technology-McGehee awards 56 Allied Health Certificates

MONTICELLO, Ark.—The University of Arkansas at Monticello College of Technology-McGehee held its semi-annual allied health commencement ceremony at the Fine Arts Center on the Monticello campus on Monday, May 2. A total of fifty-six students were conferred a Technical Certificate in Paramedic or a Certificate of Proficiency in Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomy or Nursing Assistant.…

Holy Deliverance Church observed heart awareness month in February

Holy Deliverance Church observed heart awareness month in February

Holy Deliverance Church of God in Christ, located at 1109 South Myrtle in Warren, observe February as heart awareness month by having women in Red followed by a balloon release in memory of those who lost their battle with heart disease. Guest speaker was Anita Shaw RN/MSN. Elder Terry Correll is pastor of Holy Deliverance…

Mainline Health receives $30K from Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to improve oral health in Lincoln County

Mainline Health receives $30K from Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to improve oral health in Lincoln County

STAR CITY, Ark. – Mainline Health Systems, Inc. recently received $30,000.00 from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation to help purchase supplies and equipment to establish a fully functional dental clinic in the Star City School District. Mainline Health Systems, Inc. currently operates three dental clinics throughout Southeast Arkansas. These dental clinics are located in…

Get your deer tested for CWD and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

Get your deer tested for CWD and win a lifetime of hunting and fishing

LITTLE ROCK — Getting your deer tested for chronic wasting disease not only is free through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, it might even land you a free hunting and fishing for life. Thanks to a donation from the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, every Arkansas resident who has their harvested deer tested for…

Free Medicare counseling and information available for Arkansans

Free Medicare counseling and information available for Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With the Medicare Open Enrollment Period fast approaching, the Arkansas Insurance Department (AID) Senior Health Insurance Information Program (AR SHIIP) offers free counseling to assist Arkansans who are eligible for Medicare. AR SHIIP connects Medicare beneficiaries as well as their families and caregivers with certified counselors statewide. The counselors provide guidance…

Chapel Woods hosting drive-through trick-or-treating event October 30

Chapel Woods hosting drive-through trick-or-treating event October 30

Chapel Woods Health & Rehabilitation in Warren will host a drive-through trick-or-treating event Saturday evening, October 30, 2021 at their location at 1440 East Church Street from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parents are encouraged to load up their vehicle with their little ghosts, goblins, vampires, werewolves, and everything in-between to enjoy the fall festivities.…

Hermitage Kindergarteners presented program teaching good dental care

Hermitage Kindergarteners presented program teaching good dental care

Two classes of Kindergarteners at Hermitage Elementary joined together with their teachers and Principal to hear a program concerning making good choices, including how to take care of their teeth and receiving regular and good dental care. They were given a package of educational materials and a new toothbrush. Kindergarten teachers Tiffany Curtis and Katrina…

Mainline Health receives national recognition

Mainline Health receives national recognition

The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently awarded seven 2021 Community Health Quality Recognition badges to Mainline Health Systems. The badges recognize health center program awardees that have made notable quality improvement achievements in 2020. In addition, COVID-19 badges were introduced to recognize health…