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Blood donations needed in Hot Spring County

Blood donations needed in Hot Spring 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.

Hospital's future up for discussion

Hospital's future up for discussion

Today representatives from the Hot Spring County Medical Center and Baptist Health will be on hand at an educational town hall meeting Tuesday to discuss the future of HSCMC at 5:30 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center on Moline Street in Malvern.

Toast and Roast of Darrel Teeter

Toast and Roast of Darrel Teeter

HSC Medical Foundation will sponsor a "Toast and Roast of Darrel Teeter" on Saturday, March 2nd at the Lodge at the May Family Farm.  This is the third annual "Toast and Roast" that benefits HSC Medical Center.

The event, which begins at 6 p.m., features not only the "roast" but also both a live and silent auction.  Mark Badgwell will preside as the auctioneer.  Dinner will be provided by Dorey's Catering.

Tickets may be purchased for $50 each through the HSC Medical Foundation office at HSC Medical Center beginning February 1st.  This event was a sell-out last year and seating is limited.

Darrel Teeter, who has been in the car business for nearly half of a century, has shared his success by supporting many charities and causes, including his significant investment in youth programs.   "Roasters" will celebrate his many contributions to Hot Spring County and beyond.

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

UAMS report: Blacks at 'significantly higher' risk of death from cancer, HIV

UAMS report: Blacks at 'significantly higher' risk of death from cancer, HIV

Health Status of African-Americans Detailed in  UAMS College of Public Health Report

LITTLE ROCK – Mortality rates of African-Americans were significantly higher than those of Caucasians for most cancers, HIV and homicide, but lower for motor vehicle crashes and suicide, according to a recent report compiled by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

That’s just one of many findings detailed in a joint study focusing on the health status of African-Americans in Arkansas compiled by UAMS and supported by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities and the Arkansas Prevention Research Center. The full report can be found here: www.uams.edu/coph/reports/ or www.arminorityhealth.com/reports_updates.html.

Children's Health and Safety Fair

Children's Health and Safety Fair

The ninth annual Children's Health and Safety Fair sponsored by HSC Medical Center in Malvern will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in and around the hospital's professional building at 1001 Schneider Drive.

Health and safety information, as well as activities for the children, will be available, including a Halloween costume contest, hay ride, Teddy Bear Clinic, and much more!  Everything is free except for the concession stand, which will sell hot dogs and other snacks.  A door prize drawing for two bicycles and helmets will be held at the end of the event.

For more information, contact Ann Gasper at 501-332-7028.

Golf Against Cancer

Golf Against Cancer

MALVERN, Ark. -- The second annual Golf Against Cancer presents the "Four Person Scramble". The entry fee is $120 per team. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams. This event is sponsored by the HSCMC Relay for Life Team. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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