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Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Arkansas Update

Posted: 11/05/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) received an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the weekend on the five suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) in Arkansas. Of the suspected cases this year, three are now confirmed cases, while Read More

20 Arkansans Suffer from Stroke Each Day

Posted: 10/29/18

Little Rock, Ark. – In 2016, Arkansas had the fourth highest acute stroke death rate in the United States. About 20 people suffer from stroke each day in the state.  

Approximately 80 million people living around the world today have had a stroke, and someone has a stroke every 40 Read More

Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure at ASU and Jonesboro Salvation Army

Posted: 10/25/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination. The ADH is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of Arkansas State University (ASU) food Read More

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 21-27, 2018

Posted: 10/23/18

(Little Rock, Ark.) – National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) focuses on the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent serious health effects from lead poisoning. To raise awareness of childhood lead poisoning prevention, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Read More

Jacksonville Health Unit Announces Renovated Facility

Posted: 10/22/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Jacksonville Health Unit is hosting a ribbon cutting to highlight the recent facility renovations which increased its size by over 1800 sq. feet and enhanced its range of services and accommodations to better serve its growing community.

“The expansion will meet the Read More

Arkansas Awarded $7,784,751 to Support Families Through HRSA’s Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood

Posted: 10/19/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently announced $7,784,751 in funding to Arkansas through the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. These grant funds allow the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) to continue to provide home visiting services to women during pregnancy Read More

Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Murdocks Catfish on Red Wolf Blvd

Posted: 10/10/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination. The ADH is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of Murdocks Catfish, located at 2612 Red Read More

ADH recognizes World Rabies Day 2018 by educating Arkansans about animal bites and rabies

Posted: 09/28/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has reported 27 rabies cases in animals so far this year; 15 were skunks, 11 were bats, and one was a dog. Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and nerves in humans and other mammals. Today, which is World Read More

Arkansas Heart Attack Registry starts this month

Posted: 09/25/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Twenty-three hospitals have joined the Arkansas Heart Attack Registry (AHAR) in a collaborative effort to reduce the impact of heart attacks on Arkansans.

In 2016, Arkansas ranked number one in the nation for highest heart attack death rate, with 2,922 deaths. The American Heart Association Read More

Health Department investigating reports of illness linked to Fayetteville restaurant

Posted: 09/24/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is investigating a cluster of illness associated with customers of the JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery in Fayetteville, Ark. If anyone has visited JJ’s Beer Garden and Brewery between September 13, 2018 and today, and has experienced Read More

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