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Campbell slated to speak at Camp iRock

Campbell slated to speak at Camp iRock

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UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

Kognito Interactive’s web-based, interactive training prepares students, faculty and staff to identify and help students exhibiting signs of mental distress, such as depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (May 7, 2013) – University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with Kognito Interactive to offer an online, avatar-based gatekeeper training where users learn the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach at-risk students for referral to the university’s counseling center. UALR offers two Kognito programs, At-Risk for College Students and At-Risk for Faculty & Staff. Each training program is tailored to a specific type of user: college students and RAs, as well as administrators, faculty and staff, respectively.

Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Benton Resident's Design Wins Parkinson's Awareness Month T-Shirt Contest

Benton Resident's Design Wins Parkinson's Awareness Month T-Shirt Contest

NEW YORK, NY - Benton resident Jeffrey Williams is shining a spotlight on Parkinson's disease.  His t-shirt design, "We Make a Difference", came out on top in the Parkinson's Disease Foundation's 2013 Parkinson's Awareness Month T-Shirt Design Contest.  The design will be printed on thousands of t-shirts to be worn around the country during April to raise awareness.

This annual contest accepts design submissions from people touched by Parkinson's disease from across the United States.

Mr. Williams' design was selected as one of five finalists by a committee of judges and ultimately voted the winner by the general public in an online vote.  He fashioned PDF's signature green and yellow tulip logo in a circle to encapsulate the phrase, "We make a difference in the fight against Parkinson's disease." 

Blood donations needed in Saline County

Blood donations needed in Saline County

Celebrate Red Cross Month by getting involved

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 4, 2013) — During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to support their communities by giving blood or platelets, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation. Those involved enable the Red Cross to continue to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Like the emergency room of a hospital, the Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient needs around the clock. With the generous support of blood donors, the Red Cross can help ensure all patients have the blood products they need, no matter when or where.

Everett Buick GMS makes $50K donation to Saline Memorial

Everett Buick GMS makes $50K donation to Saline Memorial

What:              Everett Buick GMC presents Saline Memorial Health Foundation with $50,000 gift

When:             Thursday, February 14 @ 2:00pm

Where:            Saline Memorial Hospital-Health Education Building

Why:               Everett Buick GMC recently announced plans to donate $50,000 to the Saline Memorial Health Foundation which supports the mission of Saline Memorial Hospital.

The Beat Goes On

The Beat Goes On

Saline Memorial Hospital (SMH) and Everett Buick GMC are raising awareness for National Heart Month by hosting the 5th annual The Beat Goes On 5K Run/Walk on February 23 in Benton. This event benefits the Saline Memorial Hospital cardiovascular program and helps fund new technology and medication for indigent patients. The event is held in February to promote heart month and to encourage the community to get active.

Becky Comet, Biggest Loser contestant and Benton resident, will kick-off the race.