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House Calls: Heat-related illnesses

Jul 02, 2014 3:07am

The body cools itself off by sweating. When sweating reduces or stops, heat-related illnesses occur. There are many heat-related illnesses including muscle cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke...

Celebrate Independence Day safely

Jul 02, 2014 3:07am

Fireworks have been a part of Independence Day celebrations since the dawn of the republic and backyard fireworks displays are a common custom for many Arkansas families around the Fourth of July...

Corps wants you to obey the rules

Jul 02, 2014 3:07am

With the Independence Day holiday coming Friday, this will be one of the busiest times of the year at the region’s lakes and rivers. Army Corps of Engineers officials are advising everyone to be...

Personal trainer: Get your gym buddy to pull for you

Jun 26, 2014 3:06am

Pullups can be hard. I didn’t like them for a long time. I was never a gifted pullupper.

It took me awhile to build enough strength to make them easy.

I used one of those assisted...

Magazine School District’s Fitness Center getting use

Jun 25, 2014 5:06am

Having opened a staff fitness center on the final day of the school year, the Magazine School District is seeing representatives of about 10 families each week utilize the new facility.

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Master Gardener: Some gardening notes

Jun 25, 2014 5:06am

Bums bans and water rationing should not be big issues in our area for the first summer in quite sometime. I continued to get good rains at the house well into this month … almost 4 inches fell...

Need a great rub for BBQ? Try these

Jun 19, 2014 3:06am

“Do you know what I need you to do?” asked my dentist, Gary Hawthorne.

I pondered the answer with mouth wide open while reclining in a chair last week, dreading whatever came next.

“...

House Calls: Preventing and treating poison ivy

Jun 18, 2014 3:06am

Poison ivy is caused by a reaction to an oily substance from the leaves, stems, and roots of poison ivy. This oily substance is called urushiol.

At least 50 percent of people who come in...

Consumer Alert: Don’t sweat summer utility bills

Jun 18, 2014 3:06am

As temperatures rise, so do utility bills for many Arkansans who rely on air conditioning to keep them cool during the hot summer months.

The cost of cooling a home is one of the single...

Master Gardener: Blackberries

Jun 18, 2014 3:06am

These days blueberries get a lot of the PR about being a healthy fruit. An overlooked fruit however, the blackberry, also has considerable health benefit.

Depending on, variety, blackberries...

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