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UAPB to restart RN-to-BSN nursing program

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff intends to restart its program for registered nurses to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree in January 2015, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jacquelyn McCray said Tuesday.

Correction

An article about a letter carrier who was recognized for reporting a fire published Tuesday included the incorrect name of a suspect who was arrested in connection with the fire. The suspect is William Courtney II.

Healthbytes - Eating healthy on a budget

As a registered dietitian, I don’t know how many times I’ve heard, “I can’t afford to eat healthy,” or, “healthy food is so expensive.” The truth is, as individuals and as a society, we can no longer afford NOT to eat healthy! Obesity related costs are estimated to be $147-210 billion per year. These individuals spend 42 percent more on health care, and studies show that obesity may shorten life expectancy by up to 14 years. No matter what your budget is, it’s time to eat healthy! All you need are a few basic skills, a little change in behavior and an open mind.