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Another segment of Arkansas 530 dedicated

Officials with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department joined elected officials from Star City and Lincoln County on Friday afternoon to officially dedicate another section of what will be a four-lane connector between Interstate 530 at Pine Bluff and the planned Interstate 69 near Wilmar.

Correction

In an article in Friday’s edition about the appearance of Keshia Knight Pulliam at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, her first name and the name of Spelman College were misspelled.

Healthbytes - Alcohol - Heart healthy or not?

In my cardiology practice, it is common to discuss certain lifestyle changes a patient should make following a cardiac event such as a heart attack or a stent placement. Patients usually follow up in the office a couple of weeks after such an event and if everything is going well, we might discuss certain preventative measures that can be taken to prevent another cardiac event, such as weight loss and a heart-healthy diet. We will talk about the importance of exercise and staying active. If the patient uses tobacco, we will certainly discuss the importance of smoking cessation.