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Walk to defeat ALS

Walk to defeat ALS

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- ALS patients and their friends, families and supporters will Walk to Defeat ALS during the second annual event at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

Programs give autistic kids connection to community

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Community Connections is a non-profit organization dedicated to offering free extra-curricular activities for children with special needs and supporting their families.

Spring programs including dance, soccer, theatre and cheerleading will be starting up soon! Programs are available across the state, including Russellville, Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock and Sherwood.

To learn more about Community Connections or register for a program, please visit www.communityconnectionsar.org or contact Director Courtney Leach at courtney_leach@pedplustherapy.com.

Group offers support for autistic teens, parents

Group offers support for autistic teens, parents

SHERWOOD, Ark. – Behavioral Management Systems of Sherwood is hosting its PEERS group program for teenagers age 13-17.

There is also an accompanying parent support group.

Sessions are for 2-3 times a week for 16 weeks, each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Dr. Adam Benton at (501) 771-4442.

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

EPA looking to give out grants to address health, environment issues

UNDATED -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting grant applications for $100,000 in funding to support projects designed to educate and enable communities to understand and address local health and environmental issues.

These grants are available in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Eligible applicants from non-profit, faith-based and tribal organizations working in the community of the proposed project are encouraged to apply.

EPA Region 6 will award four grants of $25,000 to support projects that address a community's local environmental issues through collaborative partnerships.

Get your free screening at the health fair

Get your free screening at the health fair

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Baptist Health will host its annual Head North to Health Fair where hundreds of participants each year over the last 20 years have received free health screenings. In some cases those screenings have even saved lives.

The screenings will be given 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19 on the lower level of McCain Mall in North Little Rock.

Body Walk exhibit teaches kids about health

Body Walk exhibit teaches kids about health

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. - An innovative, exciting way to learn about the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness is coming to students at Dupree Elementary School.

The Body Walk exhibit opens Friday, Feb. 4 starting at 8:30 a.m. and will be open throughout the school day.

After being awarded a grant for a one-semester school-wide nutrition education program, the school chose the motto, “Healthy Bodies Make Healthy Minds.” The Body Walk exhibit, operated by University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, is an exciting event the school chose because of the great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active.

Students will have the opportunity to explore the human body with “The OrganWise Guys” as their guides.

St. Vincent North chosen as December's Business of the Month

St. Vincent North chosen as December's Business of the Month

The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce has chosen St. Vincent Medical Center North as the December Business of the Month.

St. Vincent has embodied a spirit of charity, love of the poor, and a sincere desire to end suffering from its inception as "The Charity Hospital" in 1888 to the current era of managed care and rapid change in health care. St. Vincent North, in Sherwood, is proud to have provided high quality care to the people north of the Arkansas River for 11 years since opening in October 1999.

Patients who are admitted to St. Vincent North or any other St. Vincent facilities have the convenience of private rooms, because all St. Vincent facilities, including St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, St. Vincent North and St.