Hospitals/Medical Centers

first_imgBecause emergencies can happen without warning, it’s prudent to know where to go when they happen. Saving minutes in a crisis can mean saving a life. Knowing what services are available, and where, can make all the difference. Visit the following websites for more information on local hospital and medical center services.Arkansas Children’s Hospital1 Children’s WayLittle Rock, AR 72202 501-364-1100www.archildrens.org Baptist Health Medical Center — Little Rock9601 Baptist Health DriveLittle Rock, AR 72205 501-202-2000www.baptist-health.com Baptist Health Medical Center — North Little Rock3333 Springhill DriveNorth Little Rock, AR 72117 501-202-3000www.baptist-health.com CHI St. Vincent Infirmary2 St. Vincent CircleLittle Rock, AR 72205 501-552-3000www.chistvincent.com CHI St. Vincent North2215 Wildwood Ave.Sherwood, AR 72120 501-552-7100www.chistvincent.com CHI St. Vincent West16221 St. Vincent WayLittle Rock, AR 72223 501-552-8150www.chistvincent.com North Metro Medical Center1400 Braden St.Jacksonville, AR 72076 501-985-7000www.northmetromed.com Pinnacle Pointe Hospital11501 Financial Centre ParkwayLittle Rock, AR 72211 501-223-3322www.pinnaclepointehospital.com University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center4301 W. Markham St.Little Rock, AR 72205 501-686-7000www.uamshealth.comlast_img read more

Briefly noted: First day of school in Shawnee Mission; KDHE issues warning on blue-green algae at South Lake Park

first_imgFile photo.School year begins today in Shawnee Mission. Be extra careful out on the roads this morning, folks: The first day of the 2018-19 school year has arrived, and thousands of students and their parents will be heading out to get kids to class on time. First through sixth graders as well as seventh and ninth graders will attend classes today. Eighth graders as well as tenth through twelfth graders start their years Monday. It’s an early dismissal day for elementary school kids, who will get out of class at 12:30 p.m.KDHE issues warning on blue-green algae at South Lake Park in OP. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism on Thursday issued a public health warning for 19 bodies of water in the state for blue-green algae for the coming week, including Overland Park’s South Lake Park. “If a lake is under a public health warning for blue-green algae, activities such as boating and fishing may be safe. However, direct contact with water (i.e., wading, skiing and swimming) is strongly discouraged for people, pets and livestock,” reads the warning. Though the lake is not closed, officials urge people and pets to avoid contact when possible. “Kansans should be aware that blooms are unpredictable,” says KDHE. “They can develop rapidly and may float around the lake, requiring visitors to exercise their best judgment. If there is scum, a paint-like surface or the water is bright green, avoid contact and keep pets away. These are indications that a harmful bloom may be present. Pet owners should be aware that animals that swim in or drink water affected by a harmful algal bloom or eat dried algae along the shore may become seriously ill or die.”last_img read more

College football’s Week 4 winners and losers

first_imgIndiana: After beating Wake Forest, the long-suffering Hoosiers are 4-0 for the first time since 1990. Indiana needs only two victories in Big Ten play to reach bowl eligibility for just the second time in two decades, which would do wonders for Kevin Wilson’s job security.LosersCentral Florida: Two years after reaching the Fiesta Bowl and one season after sharing the American Athletic Conference championship, UCF stands as perhaps the most disappointing team in the Football Bowl Subdivision. You’d say George O’Leary’s job is in jeopardy, but he’s the school’s acting athletics director; here’s guessing he doesn’t fire himself.Texas: Oklahoma State was able to pull out a 30-27 win thanks to another bungle by Texas’ woeful special teams. One week after missing an extra-point try that would have forced overtime against California, the Longhorns botched a snap on a punt and handed the Cowboys possession inside the red zone. Oklahoma State hit the winning field goal with seconds left to drop Texas to 1-3.Michigan State: Michigan State’s 30-10 win against Central Michigan raised further concerns over the health of the Spartans’ pass defense and third-down defense. Meanwhile, the offense accounted for just 324 total yards for the second game in a row, and finished with fewer than 400 yards for the third game in a row.Purdue: Bowling Green’s 35-28 victory marked the Boilermakers’ third loss against a team from the Mid-American Conference in coach Darrell Hazell’s two-plus seasons with the program. In comparison, Hazell compiled a 12-4 record in regular-season MAC play during his two seasons at Kent State.HOW THE TOP 25 FARED IN WEEK 4 West Virginia: The Mountaneers continued to state their case as a Big 12 Conference contender with a 45-6 non-conference win against Maryland. A balanced offensive attack gained 297 yards through the air and 304 on the ground, while the Mountaineers’ defense harassed Maryland quarterbacks into just 14 completions in 36 attempts with five interceptions.Florida: The Gators’ come-from-behind win extended their winning streak against Tennessee to 11 games. The star was Florida quarterback Will Grier, who was outplayed for much of the game by his Tennessee counterpart, Josh Dobbs, but led the Gators on back-to-back scoring drives in the fourth quarter. If Tennessee couldn’t beat Will Muschamp-coached Florida or Jim McElwain’s first team … well, the Volunteers may never win another game in this series.Duke: The Blue Devils’ continued success should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the work David Cutcliffe and his staff have put in building one of the nation’s weakest programs into an annual Atlantic Coast Conference contender. Saturday’s 34-20 win against No. 20 Georgia Tech is the latest reminder of how far Duke has come in the last few seasons. USA TODAYDefense helps Duke top No. 20 Georgia Tech 34-20 The Wolverines are improving with each passing week. That makes Michigan more than just trendy, courtesy of Harbaugh’s ballyhooed arrival. It might make the Wolverines a dangerous contender in a loaded Big Ten Conference East Division.Other winner and losers from this week in college football:WinnersColorado: Colorado’s victory against Nicholls State means nothing in the Pac-12 Conference South Division, where the Buffaloes might be headed for another last-place finish. Yet the win on Saturday pushed Colorado to 3-1 for the first time since 2010 and just the third time since 2006.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. USA TODAYMichigan dismantles BYU in routcenter_img .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } Michigan’s rate of growth under first-year coach Jim Harbaugh is seen most plainly in the Wolverines’ active winning streak, which reached three games with a dominating 31-0 win against Brigham Young.After dropping the opener at Utah, the Wolverines have also embraced Harbaugh’s vision for the program, which marries a traditional offensive approach with a physicality lacking under his predecessors, Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke.Michigan has averaged 244.3 rushing yards per game in its winning streak. Opponents, meanwhile, have averaged 67 rushing yards per game on just 2.2 yards per carry. The Cougars managed just 50 yards on the ground, while true freshman quarterback Tanner Mangum completed 12-of-28 attempts for 55 yards.last_img read more