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Health insurance community forum in Pine Bluff

Health insurance community forum in Pine Bluff
Starts:  Thursday, June 30 2011, 12:30 p.m. Ends:  8 p.m.   Arkansas is planning a statewide health benefits marketplace that will assist Arkansans to compare, shop for and enroll in the insurance plan which best fits your needs.  Partners for Inclusive Communities and UAMS College of Public Health will be holding community forums to share information and get your ideas to help in this planning for Arkansas.

The forum will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center, 211 West 3rd Avenue, Ste.

Free HIV testing available around Arkansas this week

Free HIV testing available around Arkansas this week

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Each year on June 27, the National Association of People with AIDS – in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), www.AIDS.gov and other national and local entities across the country – organizes National HIV Testing Day to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the U.S.

The theme of this observance is “Take the Test, Take Control,” which sends a powerful message about learning one’s HIV status. There is much work to do.

The CDC estimates that 55 percent of U.S. adults (ages 18-64) and 28 percent of adults with a risk factor for HIV have not been tested. If you are infected with HIV, you can access effective life-extending treatment, avoid HIV transmission to partners and have a better quality of life.

National HIV Testing Day is a reminder that HIV testing saves lives.

Boil order lifted

Boil order lifted

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The boil order for the Hardin area of Jefferson county has been lifted, according to a Hardin Water Association release. The water had been contaminated do to a main break, but steps were taken to disinfected the water. Authorities have declared the water clean and safe for drinking.

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

Arkansas's first all-girls fitness camp -- Camp iRock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in collaboration with Arkansas Children's Hospital and Girl Scout-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will host its first ever residential fitness camp. Camp iRock is for girls in sixth, seventh and eighth grades and will be held at Ferncliff Camp and Conference Center in Little Rock on June 19-25.

The camp is a week-long program of activities, workshops and exercises aimed at promoting physical activity, healthy lifestyles, and building self-confidence in young girls. Campers will be equipped with the necessary tools and support to help them achieve and maintain optimum fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. The camp is free for 40 girls from around the State of Arkansas.

Running with seasonal allergies

Running with seasonal allergies

Pollen is everywhere, which makes it difficult for runners with allergies to hit the road. Here are some suggestions from Runner's World on ways for those with allergies and asthma to exercise.

Food Cravings -- Fight or Give In?

Food Cravings -- Fight or Give In?

Do you sometimes feel you must have chocolate, potato chips, or ice cream? Then you know what it's like to experience a food craving.

Nursing program receives NLNAC accreditation

Nursing program receives NLNAC accreditation

PINE BLUFF, Ark. - The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Incorporated (NLNAC) has affirmed the continued accreditation status of the nursing program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

The program is accredited by NLNAC and will receive a site visit during the Fall 2012 semester. UAPB has received continued accreditation from NLNAC since 1979.

“We are encouraged by the NLNAC endorsement,” said Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Jr., UAPB’s chancellor. “The University has provided the Department of Nursing with the necessary resources to be successful. The continued accreditation will allow the department to fulfill its mission.”

“We are very pleased to receive affirmation of continued accreditation,” said Dr. Mary E. Benjamin, vice chancellor for academic affairs.