It’s that time of year again — surely you noticed.
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You probably won’t be surprised by the news that having one heart attack leaves people more likely to have another, or that people don’t always make the lifestyle changes that could prevent or reverse cardiac disease, or that Arkansas is among the top five — or bottom five — states in incidence of heart attack.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had two pieces of excellent news Thursday: Only about 17 percent of American adults smoke cigarettes, and those smokers are smoking less — on average just 13.8 cigarettes a day.
As we pause to observe the federal Veterans Day commemoration, it is interesting to note that the United States is not alone in its November remembrance of its service members. This largely owes to the fact that Veterans Day is a rechristening of its predecessor, Armistice Day.
Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisconsin, was elected the 54th Speaker of the House this past Thursday. Ryan took the gavel from Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, who had been pressured to resign the post by the ultra-conservatives in the party.
As recently reported by the Arkansas News Bureau, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Wednesday joined 44 other state attorneys general in calling on phone carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile and CenturyLink to offer call-blocking technology to their customers. We believe this is a necessary step to improve consumer protection.
In his Epistle to the Romans, the Apostle Paul wrote at 13:12, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” This verse has an interesting relevance today as we note an important turning point in American sports history.
s many of us mark a long weekend and enjoy an extra day off work, we want to note the importance and significance of this Monday, Memorial Day.
Although commonly called “Presidents Day,” the third Monday in February is a federal holiday intended to mark President George Washington’s birthday.
There’s a bill currently under consideration in the Arkansas Legislature’s House committee on State Agencies and Public Affairs: HB 1229, An Act to Create the Arkansas Military Heritage Protection Act; and for Other Purposes.