Two University of Arkansas professors have found that placing imperceptible barcodes on products may prevent injuries among cashiers and lead to more retail efficiency. Imperceptible barcodes are not visible to the human eye, but are placed all over the packaging so a product is scannable from any side. The research is published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.
A new comprehensive community health needs assessment survey of the four-county region facilitated by Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas reveals obesity, mental health and diabetes are top concerns among respondents. Results will be used to develop and prioritize future interventions.
The nonprofit ChildCare Aware of Northwest Arkansas, headquartered in Rogers, educates and trains childcare facility staff how to prepare for an array of emergencies. Springdale Early Learning Academy West, one among hundreds of childcare centers now certified, shows us the drill.
When baby’s first tooth appears, it’s time to go to the dentist, experts say. And such visits should occur in the happiest, most stress-free of circumstances. We attend a "Happy Visit" at Children's Dental Clinic in Paragould operated by pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris.
Patients who recieve blood transfusions at Mercy Hospital Fort Smith can now use an online service to send an anonymous message to their blood donor. Mercy and the Arkansas Blood Institute are partnering to roll out the Thank the Donor program in the River Valley.