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History Commission unveils mural

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas History Commission has about a half-million ...
A baseball team at Grady, Lincoln County, circa 1930s. • Peach picking at Siloam Springs, Benton County, circa 1900. • Coal mining at Paris, Logan County, undated.

Siloam Springs Announces Afternoon Farmers Market

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR - In response to customer feedback Siloam Springs now hosts a Tuesday Farmers Market. SILOAM SPRINGS, AR - In response to customer feedback Siloam Springs now hosts a Tuesday afternoon Farmers Market. Siloam Springs will still host it's ...

Coody named Client Advisor at Duncan Arvest

Coody, who graduated from Siloam Spring High School in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, is an Arkansas native. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, studying Financial Management and Investments ...

RHS girls' soccer third in West Plains Tourney

In the semifinals on Saturday morning Rolla lost to defending Arkansas Class 6 state champion Siloam Springs 1-0. RHS led in shots 6-3 and corner kicks 5-1. Siloam Springs scored 15:50 into the game. On Saturday afternoon Rolla defeated Ozark Conference ...

Lady Pirates blanked again

The Hannibal girls’ soccer team was shut out for the second straight night, losing 3-0 to Siloam Springs of Arkansas in the opening game of the Lady Zizzer Classic in West Plains. “They are the defending state champions from Arkansas,” Hannibal coach ...

Latshaw, Tamhra Sawyer Hale

She went to high school at Siloam Springs High School in Arkansas where she was the lead majorette. She later went to Arkansas Tech University and took business classes. Her first career was the Placement Director at University of Arkansas before she moved ...

National speech tourney coming to BJU

Two years ago, Hannah Smith, a Bob Jones University sophomore from Orange County, California, won top honors at a national speech and debate competition at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Smith, now a journalism and mass communication ...

OBA senior Friesen settling back into baseball

Friesen — this year’s “Mr. OBA,” a student-voted post not unlike homecoming king — plans on studying engineering at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

This map shows the stark dividing line between 2 of the biggest burger chains in America

It gets dicey in the "mixing zone." That's what geographer Nik Freeman has dubbed the 30.7-mile space between the Hardee's in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and the Carl's Jr. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. That's the exact spot where the eastern fast food chain ...

Downtown Siloam Springs

Located about 20 miles west of Springdale, Siloam Springs is easily accessed from the Northwest Arkansas corridor by U.S. 412. The proximity of the Oklahoma border and area casinos draws traffic to the area, but downtown Siloam Springs offers retail stores ...

Southern signs Siloam Springs golfer

(From MSSU Lions Athletic News) Missouri Southern Men's Golf coach Mike Wheeler has announced the signing of Brandon Coale for the 2015-16 season. Coale comes for Siloam Springs HS in Siloam Springs…

Carpenter Siloam Springs (AR) – Siloam Springs Carpenters

Carpenter Siloam Springs (AR) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Siloam Springs (AR). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Siloam Springs, Arkansas work with, builds and fixes item…

Trials in Life

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish it’s work so that …

Travel Siloam Springs Arkansas Insider Secrets by Pete Hder

Pete Hder : http://thelighthou |&nb sp;@lighthouseforum Hi. What do you do? Unable To Work – Disability What city are you reviewing? Siloam Springs Arkansas What are some of the most ama…

It gets dicey in the “mixing zone.” That’s...

It gets dicey in the “mixing zone.” That’s what geographer Nik Freeman has dubbed the 30.7-mile space between the Hardee’s in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and the Carl’s Jr. in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. That’…

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Carpenter Siloam Springs (AR) – Siloam Springs Carpenters

Carpenter Siloam Springs (AR) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Siloam Springs (AR). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Siloam Springs, Arkansas work with, builds and fixes item…

Siloam Springs Starts Taking Calls At New Dispatch Center

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- The Siloam Springs Police Department traded in the old for the new Tuesday (March 31), when they launched their new 911 dispatch center. “It’s all brand new equipment, from the…

A-Z Challenge Day #1 - The Letter "A" is for the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Welcome!  From February 28 - March 16, my best friend husband Cary and I went on a trip.  From Eugene, we traveled to parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.  I haven't blogged about i…

All-Clear Given At Siloam Springs School After Suspicious Package Found

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – The Bentonville Bomb Squad and Siloam Springs Police Department have given the all-clear Tuesday (March 31) afternoon after authorities said a suspicious item was found at Nort…


Tips to Prevent Data Theft in SILOAM SPRINGS ARKANSAS

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.



The situation of health coverage in in SILOAM SPRINGS ARKANSAS

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


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