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PHOTO: August is National Breastfeeding Month. About 58 percent of new mothers in Arkansas (CDC) nurse their infants, compared to 77 percent nationally. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – National Breastfeeding Month begins Friday, and it's being marked this year by a campaign based on just six words. Mothers and others are encouraged to post six-word messages on social media sharing the benefits and their experiences breastfeeding. Marian Tompson, one o...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A report on Summer Nutrition Programs shows Arkansas has seen success in making sure low-income children are served healthy meals when school lunchroom is closed. Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas is at the front of the line for healthy summer meals for students. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) says in a new report the state boosted its participation rate in the Summer Nutrition Program by 39 percent last year, and is on track for record summer ...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds farms and property in Arkansas could experience harsh losses from climate change. Photo credit: S. Garton/morguefile.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The agricultural industry in the Midwest is valued at over $135 billion a year. But that economic engine faces increased risk with higher temperatures. Matt Lewis, director of communications for the Risky Business Project, said his group's new analysis predicted that by the end ...Read More

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PHOTO: As folks celebrate the Fourth of July, they are being reminded to properly display the Stars and Stripes. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/morguefile.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's been a symbol of our nation for more than 200 years and, as folks in Arkansas and around the country celebrate the Fourth of July, they are being reminded to properly display the Stars and Stripes. Mike Buss, deputy director at the American Legion National Headquarters, say...Read More

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PHOTO: Arkansas gets a low D in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn’t support – new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study’s release was timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas gets a low D in terms of support for new parents in the workplace in a study that looks at such things as family leave and job protections around the country. Vicki Shabo, one of the report's authors, says Arkansas got credit for policies that help nursing mother...Read More

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PHOTO: Arkansas is receiving failing marks in providing long-term care, and according to the AARP, the state could save money and make people happier by helping them stay in their own homes. Photo credit: Martin Dixon / AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - When it comes to long-term care, a newly-released state-by-state scorecard on long-term care services shows Arkansas doing a poor job supporting families and caregivers, coming in at 40th place out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Released by the AARP, the nat...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The new CDC National Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows 41 percent of teens admit to texting or e-mailing while driving. CREDIT: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Less cigarette smoking, soda drinking and physical fighting, but more time at computers and other tech devices. That's the snapshot from the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Youth Risk Behavior survey. The government goal of reducing teen smoking nationa...Read More

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PHOTO: A North Carolina company, Clearstream LLC, makes bacteria-killing products that it says might help livestock producers, similar to the way they are now used on cruise ships and in schools. Photo courtesy Clearstream LLC

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas's livestock farms - including poultry and swine producers - soon will have to look for other means to keep meat free of disease. The federal Food and Drug Administration has asked pharmaceutical companies to limit the availability of some antibiotics to farmers because ...Read More

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