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She had a baby, then she had a heart attack
Stephanie Parsley and her husband were elated when they welcomed their third child a year ago. The Springdale couple were less prepared when Stephanie had the first of what would be two heart attacks in the weeks after giving birth. As with many women, Stephanie mistook the warning signs as something else.
Know Your Numbers
Accurate blood pressure measurement is critical for timely diagnosis and treatment of individuals with high blood pressure. That’s why we are working closely with community gathering spaces such as barber shops, thrift stores and fitness centers to empower Arkansans to measure and track their blood pressure and take steps to prevent heart disease and stroke.
Arkansas anchor with connection to heart disease to host 'House Calls'
News anchor Chelsea Helms of KNWA in Arkansas has been chosen to host the American Heart Association's "House Calls: Real Docs, Real Talk" series. With a personal connection to heart disease, Chelsea is dedicated to providing support and up-to-date information to heart and stroke patients.
Survivor Story: Sarah Jane Frick
Imagine -- your child is away at school – and you receive a phone call that they have been taken to the hospital. Your child is having a heart attack. That's Sarah Jane's story.Watch Sarah Jane’s Story
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders with Homemade Potato Chips
This is a great American, Simple Cooking with Heart dish well-suited for the top pork-producing state in the country. Serve this Arkansas favorite on gameday, a weekend or whenever the mood strikes.Check out our other recipes
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When medical professionals apply the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment guidelines, patient outcomes improve. That's the simple truth behind the drive for continuous quality improvement. Our comprehensive suite of programs can help you advance farther and faster in the quest for ever-better care.Learn more about Get With The Guidelines
Life’s Essential 8
Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. Better cardiovascular health helps lower the risk for heart disease, stroke and other major health problems.Check out your checklist for lifelong good health
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Events in Your Area
Central Arkansas Heart Ball
Location: Statehouse Convention Center
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 06:00 PMRegister
Central Arkansas Heart Walk
Location: North Shores River Walk, North Little Rock
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 08:30 AMRegister
Central Arkansas Go Red for Women
Location: Benton Event Center
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - 10:30 AMRegister
NWA Go Red for Women
Location: Rogers Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 09:30 AMRegister
In Your Community
In an effort to enhance health outcomes and promote nutrition security in Arkansas, a groundbreaking collaboration known as Lifestyle RX has been established. This innovative initiative involves three Community Clinic school-based health sites, working together to address the pressing issue of inadequate nutrition.
Under Lifestyle RX, healthcare providers play a pivotal role by prescribing personalized diet and exercise recommendations to individuals. The primary objective is to increase awareness of the significance of consuming healthy foods and to facilitate improved access to such nourishing options. This is achieved through various means, including SNAP enrollment assistance and referrals to local resources that provide healthy food alternatives.
The program aims to empower individuals with knowledge about healthy eating habits while ensuring they have the means to access nutritious foods. By combining medical expertise, education, and community resources, Lifestyle RX aspires to make a tangible impact on the overall well-being and nutritional security of its participants.
This collaborative effort exemplifies the dedication of healthcare professionals, community organizations, and local resources in addressing the vital issue of nutrition.
Through Lifestyle RX, the journey towards improved health outcomes and increased access to healthy foods takes a significant stride forward.
In a significant development, the Senate Education Committee has passed Senate Bill 477, bringing Arkansas one step closer to addressing food insecurity among students. The bill, if enacted, will have a profound impact on ensuring that more students in the state do not go hungry during the school day. Specifically, SB 477 aims to provide free meals to students who currently qualify for reduced lunches.
While the bill still awaits the Senate floor vote and House approval, the successful passage in the Senate Education Committee has sparked a moment of celebration. This legislative victory highlights the commitment to supporting students' well-being and ensuring they have access to nourishing meals.
The next steps involve navigating the Senate floor vote and House proceedings. The outcome of these deliberations will determine the fate of SB 477 and its potential to positively impact the lives of countless Arkansas students.
Stay tuned for further updates on this critical bill as it progresses through the legislative process, bringing hope and relief to students facing food insecurity in Arkansas.
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