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Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Jonesboro Pizza Inn

Posted: 09/20/18

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 hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Pizza Inn, Read More

Statewide mass flu vaccine clinics start next week

Posted: 09/19/18

(Little Rock, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2018-19 flu season starting next week. Each county health unit in Arkansas will be hosting a mass flu vaccine clinic, which is typically a day-long event when Read More

Health department completes roll out of birth and death certificate services in all counties

Posted: 09/17/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is now offering vital records services in all counties. At least one Local Health Unit (LHU) in every county is now ready to process same-day, in-person requests for birth certificates and death certificates. In addition to in-person and mail Read More

Safe Sleep Awareness Walk Sept. 15

Posted: 09/13/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed September as Safe Sleep Awareness Month in recognition of the need to educate Arkansas parents and caregivers about how to keep infants safe as they sleep.

In 2016, approximately 300 infants in Arkansas died before their first birthday and nearly Read More

Suicide the leading cause of violent death in Arkansas

Posted: 09/10/18

Little Rock, Ark. – There were 621 people who died by suicide in Arkansas in 2017, making it the leading cause of violent death in Arkansas in that year. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and partners want Arkansans to know there is help and hope.

ADH and the Read More

Healthy Active Arkansas Recognizes Clinton National Airport for New Breastfeeding Area

Posted: 08/24/18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) is thrilled to recognize the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport for their newly created “Mother’s Room” for mothers who need to breastfeed their children or pump while visiting the airport. This is the second breastfeeding space Read More

Health Department to host hep A vaccination clinics in Paragould

Posted: 08/21/18

Little Rock, Ark. – As Northeast Arkansas continues to be heavily affected by an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will host two public clinics to vaccinate residents of Greene County. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by Read More

Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Paragould Ironhorse Barbeque

Posted: 08/13/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to be heavily affected by an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak, and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recommended vaccination for all residents of Greene County ages 19-60. The ADH is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure Read More

Hep A vaccination clinics scheduled this week in Sebastian County

Posted: 08/08/18

Fort Smith, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has scheduled two hepatitis A (hep A) vaccination clinics this week after an employee of the Red Lobster at 7401 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith tested positive for the hep A virus, resulting in possible exposure to the public.

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Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Fort Smith Red Lobster

Posted: 08/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Red Lobster, at 7401 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease. This case appears to Read More

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