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May 2010

SHARP LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE SHARP is pleased to announce the launch of their new website. The newly redesigned features new tools that will help us serve you better. You can…

New SHARP Doctor Healthy Recipe: Plum & Almond Tart The Truth About Kids and ATVs

GET DETAILS ABOUT YOUR SHARP PRECERTIFICATION SERVICES For patients with SHARP Precertification services, you can now see if the procedure you are having will require precertification.

FIND A DOCTOR Our new search allows you to find a doctor in your network by last name or specialty and location.

LEARN ABOUT UPCOMING COMMUNITY HEALTH EVENTS A link to the St. Bernards Community Calendar gives you all the details about upcoming health events in the Jonesboro area.

FIND A HOSPITAL/FACILITY Our new facility search allows you to find out which hospitals, outpatient centers and ambulatory services are available to you.

CONNECT WITH US ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER Updates from SHARP in realtime are posted on these great social networking sites.

May 1: 3 p.m. Stories in the Forest at the St. Bernards Fun Forest located in The Mall at Turtle Creek June 12: 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Threads of Life Quilt Show June 13: 1—4 p.m. Threads of Life Quilt Show

On April 8, St. Bernards Medical Center received the first installment of on-going funding for the hospital’s participation in the state’s new trauma system. This system consists of a network of hospitals and allows hospital and emergency department personnel to make the best decisions for appropriate patient care.

GET DETAILS ON SHARP REFERRAL SERVICES For patients with SHARP Referral Services, you can now see if the provider or service your primary care physician recommends will require a referral.

New Clinic. New Doctor. New You! SHARP is proud to announce that Jonesboro’s newest plastic surgeon, Dr. Joel Epperson, has just been added to the SHARP network. Dr. Epperson is now accepting patients for his cosmetic and reconstructive surgery clinic. When it comes to sculpting your image, Dr. Epperson offers the care you expect and the enhancements you desire.

Dr. Epperson brings with him a brand new clinic, Jonesboro Plastic Surgery. Services available include: • Reconstructive Surgery • Body Contouring • Facelifts • Botox • Breast Augmentation • Wound Care Treatments

Jonesboro Plastic Surgery 1150 E. Matthews Jonesboro, AR (870) 336-3190 For more information call SHARP at 870-972-0032.

Healthy Recipe: Plum and Almond Tart Ingredients: Cooking spray 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided 1 Tbsp. baking powder Dash of salt 1/3 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 2 Tbsp. chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 egg yolk 2 tsps 2% reduced-fat milk 1 1/4 tsps vanilla extract 1 egg white, lightly beaten 8 plums, pitted and sliced 3 Tbsp. sliced almonds



Preparation: 1. 2.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a food processor. Add ricotta and next 4 ingredients (through vanilla); pulse until mixture

begins to form a ball. Do not over process. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Place dough on lightly floured wax paper. Top with another sheet; roll out to a 10-inch circle. Remove wax paper, and transfer dough to prepared baking sheet. Fold edges to make a 1/2 inch rim. Bake for 10 minutes in center of oven. Remove from oven and brush top with egg white. Starting at outer edge and working toward center, arrange plum slices in smaller and smaller circles until crust is covered. Sprinkle 2 Tbsps. sugar evenly over plums, and bake for 25 minutes. Top with almonds and remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar, and bake for 10 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and plums are softened. Remove tart from oven, and cool for at least 5 minutes.


Yield: Makes 10 servings (serving size: 1 slice)

Nutritional Info: Calories 188 Fat 4g Protein 4g Carbohydrate 33g Fiber 1g Cholesterol 29mg Iron 1mg Sodium 167mg Calcium 107mg

The Truth About Kids and ATVs Riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is a popular activity during the warmer months. Unfortunately, the number of accidents involving children and ATVs has spiked in recent years. Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, chief of pediatric orthopedic trauma at Campbell Clinic-LeBonheur Medical Center in Memphis reported that in 2006:

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4,483 children in the U.S. were injured in ATV-related accidents 332, or 7%, had spinal injuries 12.9 average age of ATV riders 70% of injuries were to children under 16 76% of patients were male Children under 16 on adult ATVs are twice as likely to be injured as those riding youth ATVs

To keep your kids safe remember:

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It is against the law for youth under 12 to drive an ATV without adult supervision ATVs can easily tip over and roll. It is important that all operators understand proper use of the vehicle. Wear a helmet at all times when on an ATV. Always drive on unpaved roads. The tires on ATVs are not made for paved or loose gravel roads. Take a course on ATV Driving and Safety. To find one near you visit

Arkansas ranks as one of the nation’s highest of ATV injuries for children younger than 16 years old. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under 16 years of age do not ride ATVs. Currently, more than one child a week is admitted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital after an ATV crash.

SHARP POINTERS is published by SHARP, Inc. The information is intended to educate people on health and safety, and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a personal physician.


May 2010 issue of SHARP POINTERS community newsletter

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