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Enjoy the Summer Sun and Keep your Skin Healthy

July is UV Safety Awareness Month and the perfect time to ensure you keep your skin health in check. Skin cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the U.S., with one in five people developing skin cancer in their lifetime. According to recent data, approximately 9,500...

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Test your asthma I.Q.

For more than 25 million people in America, breathing easy is hard work. Asthma causes inflammation in the airways, especially after breathing in something that irritates them. False – We know that genetic, environmental, and occupational factors have all been linked

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How Overworking Hurts Your Heart

Consistently logging long hours at work can leave you stressed and fatigued, but there’s a potential consequence that may not be readily apparent — a higher risk of heart-related complications. Your heart is no stranger to hard work — if you live 70 years, it may beat...

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Diabetes and the Flu can be a Dangerous Combination

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Forrest City Medical Center wants people to stay on track with their care during the COVID-19 pandemic and start of the flu season. “We’ve seen how avoiding the doctor and emergency room has negatively impacted the health of...

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Sepsis: An Unrecognized Risk

Sepsis affects 1.7 million people in the U.S. annually, but Americans still know less about this potentially life-threatening illness than they do about rare diseases, such as Ebola and malaria. Sepsis occurs when an overwhelming response to an infection triggers...

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Steps to Improve Heart Health

Heart disease, including coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke, remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The disease kills more than one million people annually- that’s an average of one death every 38 seconds, according to the American Heart...

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