Your child will be exposed to numerous viruses and illnesses now that school is back in session. It is important to make sure your child is washing their hands in order to prevent infection. No matter how much you try to prevent illnesses, children still become ill. It is important to know when they should stay home from school. According to NARMC’s Dr. Heather Bridges, if a child has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they have a true fever and should not attend school. Fever
August is vaccine awareness month! As school starts, it is the perfect time to call your family physician's clinic to check and see if your all of your family members are up to date with their vaccinations. Vaccines help prevent and decrease the intensity of diseases such as shingles, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B and flu. Call your physician to schedule a vaccination appointment today!
Now that school is back in session, your child is more susceptible to bacteria and viruses. Your child will come into contact with germs on a daily basis, but there are simple and easy ways to keep your child healthy. “Germs are everywhere and cannot be seen by the eye,” NARMC’s Dr. John Leslie said. “Bacteria and viruses are all germs. The best way to prevent of getting an infection is good handwashing.” Hand washing tips provided by Centers for Disease Control and Preventio
A new school year can be very exciting, but for others it can also be frightening. Starting school for the first time, moving to a new building or moving away to college are all catalysts for anxiety. Nerves on the first day of school are very normal. How do you know if your child is suffering from anxiety? Here are the symptoms to look for:
• Avoidance of school and social situations
• Headaches, stomachaches, dramatic pain
• Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
Josh Bright, NARMC Director of Pharmacy, along with Pharmacist Drew Jensen presented to Harrison Kiwanis Club on Monday, August 21. Bright and Jensen spoke about how the pharmacy at North Arkansas Medical Center is now using a Medication Reconciliation Program to improve medical services to the patients of NARMC. The goal of this program is to ensure patient safety and care. NARMC enjoys playing an active role in the community. NARMC- providing the best of care, close to home