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Do you know your HIV status?

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) -- In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Department of Health, and the "Greater Than AIDS" campaign hosted an awareness event Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center on the campus of UAPB from 11 am- 12:30 pm.
 
The "speed dating" sketch demonstrated how to incorporate the subject of HIV into a conversation.

Minority Health Commission commemorate HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at UAPB

Minority Health Commission commemorate HIV/AIDS Awareness Day at UAPB

January 26, 2012 (Pine Bluff, AR) – In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), in partnership with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Department of Health, and the Greater Than AIDS campaign will host an Ask &Tell Speed Dating Competition, Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Center on the campus of UAPB from 11a-12:30p.

The purpose of the speed dating activity is to demonstrate how to incorporate the subject of HIV into a conversation. The competing UAPB campus organization that has the most members/supporters to attend the event will win $500 towards a health-related activity on campus

The importance of eating 'red'

The importance of eating 'red'

February is the ultimate RED Month – American Heart Month, Valentine’s Day, and National Cherry Month. It’s a month to eat red and learn about all the benefits of crimson-colored foods.

Red foods contain powerful phytonutrients that are not only responsible for their bright red color, but also may help protect your heart.

Nutrition expert and author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients (Rodale, 2008) Dr. Wendy Bazilian, MPH, RD, underscores the power of eating RED and why three key foods should be a part of your daily diet.

 

It’s not too late to vaccinate

It’s not too late to vaccinate

Get your flu vaccine today!

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- When you see “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here” signs and banners after November outside pharmacies and in doctors’ offices, you might wonder if it’s too late. The answer is no!

“Flu season typically peaks in January or February and can last as late as May,” says Dr. James Phillips, chief, Arkansas Department of Health, Infectious Disease Branch. “We are encouraging people who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated now.”

Staying active in winter

Staying active in winter

From an article forwarded to Today's THV from Children's Health Care of Atlanta

by Stephanie Walsh, M.D.

The winter be a season of little activity and over-indulging. As the weather cools down, children are often tempted to stay inside in front of the T.V. or a video game rather than play outside. Eating healthily can present additional challenges when faced with party buffets, holiday sweets and large family meals.

Don’t let winter stop you from staying healthy! Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, through its Strong4Life program, aims to help families tackle the issue of childhood obesity in Georgia. Getting more activity is a great way to balance the extra calories consumed this time of year. Remember that small steps can add up to big changes!

While there’s no harm in relaxing, there are a lot of fun ways you can stay active this winter. Try one of the ideas below to get everyone moving!

Winter Activity Ideas

Keep bugs away this holiday

Keep bugs away this holiday

This time of year is bustling with holiday travels and families are preparing to gather for the season.

The unfortunate reality is that some of our favorite things can lead to the spreading of bedbugs this holiday season. Intense travel, like that during the holidays, allows the pests to spread from one location to another.

Although they are found in beds, many neglect to think of other places bedbugs can be found. Sitting on a plane or in the seats waiting at your terminal before boarding can be a prime time for bedbugs to latch on from the previous sitter. They won’t begin biting until you’re settled such as on the long flight or once you’ve reached your bed that night (whether it be at home, a hotel or family’s house).

Many families take in a holiday movie. Unfortunately movie theaters have become a place where bedbugs spread as well. Even a stack of coats at holiday parties can spread bedbugs.