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Good News: Joey the Garden Cat to head home to THV

Good News: Joey the Garden Cat to head home to THV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It’s been several weeks since our sweet Joey had surgery to remove a tumor on his leg, and today all of his friends and family at the station were relieved and excited to learn that he’ll be heading back home to THV!  Here’s more from Dr. Terry Dew:

“We're here today, eight weeks after we removed Joey's tumor, his osteosarcoma, from his leg. He's done well in his rehab period. He's been away from the station and confined a little bit,  but he's done very, very well; more and more activity each day. I'm sure you've been following along on FaceBook and those posts.

He's here today and we took some x-rays. We wanted to look at the healing of the graft that we put in and his tibia itself. These are the x-rays we took today. This is from the front of the leg, and what we see, we want to make sure our plate and screws are where we put them. Everything looks nice and tight; no change there.

City promotes smartphone fitness

City promotes smartphone fitness

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – With many children and adults already glued to their smartphones, the City of North Little Rock has partnered with the Northern Virginia-based “QR F.I.T. Trail” to give smartphone users their own personal trainer.  According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings, 32 percent of adults in Pulaski County are obese.  Regular physical activity, such as thirty minutes of moderate exercise five times a week, can help control weight, reduce the risk for many diseases, and strengthen muscles, bones, and joints. 

Central Arkansas Heart Walk April 21 at Burns Park

Central Arkansas Heart Walk April 21 at Burns Park

More than 3,000 expected to attend annual event that celebrates heart health and raise funds for research

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.

Chlorine smell in water

Chlorine smell in water

I recently contacted Central Arkansas Water after I kept noticing a strong chlorine odor in my water off and on for several months in Lakewood in North Little Rock. I was concerned about the levels and had other neighbors asking as well.

Central Arkansas Water Director of Source & Treatment Gary Hum sent me this reply:

"A chlorine smell to the water is not something to be concerned about and is actually an assurance that chlorine is present.

"Chlorine is the chemical used to disinfect the water as required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency(USEPA) Safe Drinking Water Act. Disinfection is the process that inactivates microbial contaminants such as bacteria and viruses, and prevents water borne disease outbreaks.

Strawberries Start Argenta Farmers Market

Strawberries Start Argenta Farmers Market

Don't miss the Argenta Farmers Market Grand Opening this Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 7 a.m.-noon.

The Argenta Farmers Market is one of the first Arkansas-only Farmers Markets in the state. All products are certified as coming from Arkansas family farmers. The Argenta Farmers Market is connecting people to fresh, healthy seasonal food and the farmers who grow it.  Now all residents and visitors have access to the amazing bounty produced in Arkansas.

The market is located right across the street from the Argenta Market at 6th & Main Streets in the Argenta Arts District of downtown North Little Rock. Farmers Market hours are from 7 a.m.- 12 p.m.  Stop & Shop while listening to live music by The Boomers. The market is on the River Rail Trolley route with plenty of FREE parking for cars, trucks, bikes, and strollers.

Pulaski ranks 28 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

Pulaski ranks 28 in number of healthy Arkansas counties

County-by-county rankings show what influences health, longevity
 
The third annual County Health Rankings were released Tuesday. The Rankings are an annual check-up that measure how healthy people are and how long they live in more than 3,000 counties and the District of Columbia.

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

These New Ads Might Shock You – They Might Also Save Your Life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a national education campaign that depicts the harsh reality of illness and damage real people suffer as a result of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke.  The ads show the toll smoking-related illnesses take on real people and their loved ones.  Viewers in Arkansas will see the ads from March 19 to June 9.