Hunger, obesity discussion must continue

Childhood obesity and hunger may seem like polar-opposite issues, but these epidemics often stem from the same root. Some 50 million people in the U.S. are in need of food assistance; one in four children lack access to nutritious food. The fallout from hunger — rampant obesity, growing cases of Type II diabetes, a growing […]


What Is Obesity? Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 […]

HIT Arkansas Helping Practices with Meaningful Use

Meaningful Use Best Practice: Prove your EHR Ownership Were you aware that CMS audits proof of EHR ownership more than any other issue? Be prepared with proper documentation. Keep a copy of your contract or invoice from the EHR vendor. Make sure this information contains the product name, version and year. The contract should either explicitly state that […]

NIH study seeks to improve asthma therapy for African-Americans

NIH study seeks to improve asthma therapy for African-Americans Multicenter trial will assess different drug regimens and explore genetics of treatment response Researchers will enroll around 500 African-American children and adults who have asthma in a multi-center clinical trial to assess how they react to therapies and to explore the role of genetics in determining […]

Women’s Health Initiative reaffirms use of short-term hormone replacement therapy for younger women

Investigators from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Hormone Trials are reaffirming conclusions that hormone therapy is not recommended for the prevention of chronic disease, but may remain a reasonable option for the short-term management of menopausal symptoms for younger women. Investigators reached this conclusion after reviewing data from the trial and the extended post-trial follow […]