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Hispanic women tend to have lower heart disease risk

In the United States, Hispanic women have an average life expectancy of 87 years — six years longer than Caucasian women. Part of the reason could be that Hispanic women may have better cardiovascular health accompanied by more positive attitudes about life, according to a study from the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research 2015 Scientific Session being published in the AHA Journal, Circulation, Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Researchers studied annual health fair and health risk information for 7,683 female employees (4,235 of whom were Hispanic)…

“Inside the Springdale School District”

School District Horace Mann once said, “The public school is America’s greatest invention.” For parents who have their children enrolled in public schools and who are directly connected to their schools as volunteers, PTA members, booster club members, WatchDOG dads, Safegate moms, mentors, etc., again I expect that upon reflection they would concur with the sentiment expressed by Horace Mann.

Clearly there are other sentiments that are expressed by public school dissidents and special interest groups. Their opinions count and warrant study and reflection. These are the public’s…

SOS encourage tobacco prevention at “Cinco de Mayo”

The Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office, MISRGO’s, “Stamp Out Smoking” program will again partner with local Hispanic organizations to encourage tobacco prevention and cessation in remembrance of Cinco de Mayo. On Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 12th annual Cinco de Mayo ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fest that will take place at MacArthur Park in Little Rock.

Cinco de Mayo is an annual observance day where Hispanic communities pay tribute and celebrate the culture and the Mexican history. ¡Hola! Arkansas Health & Safety Fest Cinco de Mayo…

Secrets of long life & vibrant health

We know how to live a long and healthy life. There really are no secrets about it. Most good health or bad is because of the choices we make every day. Here are some areas where you can make good choices.

Monitor blood pressure and cholesterol regularly. Your doctor can tell you how often these two important measures should be checked, based on your risks for heart disease. Your doctor can also tell you about other screening tests you need. Catching problems through screening tests gives you and your doctor the chance to start treatment before problems get worse and cost more to cure….

U-23 win completes for USA over Mexico

Neighboring rivals U.S.A and Mexico met in a U-23 match that was filled with goals, yellow cards, and a primarily Hispanic crowd supporting either side.  U.S.A would be looking to extend their three game undefeated streak at home against Mexico while the Mexicans would need an inspired performance to trip up the U.S.A. 

The game came to life in the beginning of the first half when Mexico had a strong chance in front of goal.  Superb goal keeping, Cody Cropper kept Mexico from being the first one to draw blood.  This early chance gave Mexico the momentum which they held onto for the…

What do you know about WIC?

What is WIC? The Arkansas Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy foods, referrals and other services to individuals who qualify.

Who qualifies for WIC? You can participate in the Arkansas WIC Program if you: Are an infant, child under 5, or a pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum woman. Live in Arkansas. There is no waiting period to meet the residency requirement. Meet income guidelines. These guidelines are set at 185 percent of poverty. Recipients of Medicaid, ARKids…

Little Rock farmers’ market to return May 2nd

Little Rock’s own Farmers ’ Market (LRFM) kick off it is 41st year on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the River Market District with something you have never seen before. In an attempt to continue to try new things, the Farmers’ market has taken its desire to provide patrons with healthy, locally grown fruits and veggies one step further.

This year the LRFM will accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, SNAP. Out of the 259 farmers’ markets in Arkansas, the LRFM will become one of the 31 markets in the state to accept SNAP. And thanks to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant,…

Congressional Hispanic caucus working on new Reform Bill

This week, U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez, D-California, met with the press and informed them that the caucus, which is made up of more than two dozen Latino legislators in Congress from around the nation, was in the process of drafting new immigration reform legislation for Washington to consider. Currently, Sanchez said, legislators in the caucus were in what was described as the “first phase” of creating a bill.

The debate on immigration reform has been one that has dragged on bitterly for years. While the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan proposal last year, aimed at overhauling the…

Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon: The new comedy duo

As far as photogenic friendships go, Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon are certainly vying for the No.1 spot in Hollywood. The two actresses attended the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Arlington, Texas, last Sunday night. The talented ladies looked like two gorgeous peas in a pod in matching black and metallic shifts.

Though neither is nominated for an award, both took the stage to bestow Miranda Lambert with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award. Both Vergara and Witherspoon star in the upcoming highly anticipated comedy “Hot Pursuit,” set for wide release in May….