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Two Join Cardiology Center at Sparks Clinic (NWA Health Movers & Shakers)

Two Join Cardiology Center at Sparks Clinic (NWA Health Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Nuri Akkus and Dr. Pratik Choksy, both of the Cardiology Center at Sparks Clinic

Dr. Nuri Akkus and Dr. Pratik Choksy, both interventional cardiologists, have joined the Cardiology Center at Sparks Clinic in Fort Smith.
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Herget's Next Move to Deliver Doctors to Mobile App This article is available only in print.

Ryan Herget, who sold Chef Shuttle to Bite Squad earlier this year, is raising money for a mobile app that lets patients communicate directly with doctors in real time.
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Center at UAMS Gets $7M Grant for Minority Health Disparities

Reducing children's exposure to tobacco smoke and preventing HIV among black inmates are the focus of a $7 million federal grant awarded to the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
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Arkansas Unemployment Remains at 3.5 Percent

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City Mayor Among Group Buying Jacksonville Physical Therapy Office

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Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

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Texarkana Doctor Strict on Medical Marijuana Prescriptions

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