Category: HEALTH

DIABETES Arkansas Walk a success

LITTLE ROCK, AR – One in 17 Americans has diabetes today and a third of them don’t even know it. On Saturday, March 27 thousands of walkers around the nation made a difference in a 3-mile walk to raise funds for diabetes research and education. “This year’s American Diabetes Association Arkansas Walk was a complete success, it raised over $80,000, ” said Melody Myers, Area Office Director. ¡Hola! Arkansas and Today’s THV were the media sponsors for the Little Rock event.

Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States, and it has no cure. The total…

Childhood Obesity a crisis in the Hispanic Community

LITTLE ROCK, AR– Childhood obesity is a complex problem with no easy solutions. There is an epidemic of childhood obesity in Arkansas and the United States.This trend is increasing at an alarming rate with 15.3 percent of children nationally considered obese according to the American Obesity Association. For minority communities in the United States childhood obesity statistics are particularly alarming. It is a crisis that requires developing solutions at the local level that reflect the unique needs of each community.

The Coalition for a Healthy and Active America (CHAA) is a…

Arkansas Minority Health Commission Attends to Hispanics

LITTLE ROCK, AR – “The Arkansas Minority Health Commission is committed to entering into communities to promote health prevention and screenings. The AMHC was developed to assure all minority Arkansans have access to equal health care and to seek ways to provide education, address, treat and prevent diseases and conditions that are prevalent among minority populations,” said Judy Smith, commission Executive Director. Smith served as Executive Director of Arkansas for Drug Free Youth for 18 years before becoming the new Director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission on March 11,…