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Entergy: Be safe, save energy with holiday lighting

In the holiday movie classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” Clark Griswold sets out to create a good old-fashioned family Christmas. He lights the outside of his house with 25,000 twinkling lights, which at first fail to work (due to his faulty wiring) and then temporarily cause a citywide power shortage and wreak havoc for his neighbors.

Health Care Task Force told savings of $700 million possible

LITTLE ROCK — With a December deadline looming to recommend changes to the Arkansas private option, which uses federal dollars to provide insurance coverage to low-income Arkansans through private insurers, the Arkansas Health Care Reform Task Force met at the State Capital on Tuesday to review some options for those changes.

Healthbytes - The safety of cardiac care

Few things evolve as fast as the field of medicine. Over the past several years, cardiovascular disease has increasingly become a disease that is treated more often with medications and minimally invasive stenting procedures as opposed to open-heart surgery. As a result of this trend, the volume of surgeries performed by cardiovascular surgeons has declined. Many medium-sized hospitals have so few surgeries that they cannot maintain cardiovascular surgery on-site, and Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is one of the hospitals that has recently experienced this change.