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State ranks No. 7 in child drownings

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Research conducted by the Arkansas Infant and Child Death Review Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital ranks Arkansas seventh in the nation for drownings among children younger than 17. The state's rate of drowning is 60 percent higher than the national average.

Vital life vest helpful for teaching swimmers

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Emergency room doctors, pediatricians and swimming safety experts (most everyone except kids) agree that children all should wear a Type II, U.S. Coast Guard-approved life vest when they are near or in bodies of water.

Horoscopes by Holiday

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Happy birthday. To some extent, you've followed society's script for a good life. The twists and spices you'll throw in this year will rocket you to new excitement. Work brings more challenge than you signed up for.

Comfort priority for running shoe

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Some runners wear the wrong shoes for their particular stride, and some wear the right shoes for the wrong reasons, according to a new scientific review about running shoes and injury risks.

Morning birdsong is either 'it's my turf' or 'hey, baby!'

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Q: Why are birds so noisy at first light and then suddenly quiet?

Study links impotence, higher risk of diabetes

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Middle-aged men with erectile dysfunction should be screened for diabetes, a new study suggests.

Elliptical machine, walking examined

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

How does walking compare with working out on an elliptical machine?

Mosquito's a pest nature could skip

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Q: If the planet were rid of all mosquitoes, would there be any negative environmental consequences?

MASTER CLASS: Spotting suspicious practices; a move to count on

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Working in the fitness industry for two decades, I've seen all sorts of crazy workout fads come and go. Whether it's Tae Bo or the Thighmaster, the fitness business is not without its fair share of, shall we say, expired initiatives.

St. Jude 10K, disc golf tourney, Afterglow 5K set

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

10K makes its way back to Lake Fayetteville

Fitness age of older athletes 20 years younger, study says

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Older athletes can be much younger, physically, than they are in actual years, according to a new study of participants in the Senior Olympics. The study found that the athletes' fitness age is typically 20 years or more younger than their chronological age.

Panic at the pool

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

Angela Stone Adcock saved her 2-year-old from drowning July 20.

On Christianity

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Since God supposedly knows everything, does this mean He also knows our inner thoughts? Can He look inside our minds and know what we're thinking? I find that kind of scary, because I'm not sure I want God to know some of the things that go through my mind.

Helpful Hints

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

DEAR READERS: Here is this week's Sound Off, about holding a door for someone:

Aces on Bridge

posted: 08/24/2015 4 a.m. Discuss

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