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Healthy Lifestyle More Important Than Ever in the Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Posted: 12/15/17

(Little Rock, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and other healthcare providers are adopting new hypertension (high blood pressure) guidelines developed by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and nine other health professional organizations. These guidelines mean that some patients who were not thought to Read More

Tobacco Companies Run Court-Ordered Ads Telling the Truth about their Deadly Products

Posted: 12/04/17

(Little Rock, Ark.) – On November 26th, the major U.S. tobacco companies started running ads in the Little Rock Sun and nationally telling the American people some of the truths about the deadly consequences of smoking and secondhand smoke.

A federal court in 2006 ordered the companies Read More

Food Safety for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted: 11/21/17

Little Rock, Ark. – As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, cooking the traditional turkey dinner may give rise to anxieties and questions. A few simple steps will not only ease your holiday fears, but will ensure a delicious and safe meal for you, your family, and your friends. The following information Read More

Arkansas Sixth in the U.S. for High Antibiotic Prescribing

Posted: 11/16/17

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas was the sixth highest state in the U.S for antibiotic prescribing in 2014. High rates of antibiotic use can lead to antibiotic resistance, so it is important for antibiotics to be prescribed and used correctly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates Read More

HAA, AR First Lady Partner with Junior League’s 2017 Holiday House to Support Breastfeeding Moms

Posted: 11/09/17

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) and the Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) have partnered to offer a breastfeeding nook for breastfeeding moms as part of the 2017 Holiday House. The nook will be a comfortable, private space for mothers who need to breastfeed their children or Read More

Pulaski County Mass Flu Vaccine Clinic Nov. 1

Posted: 10/31/17

(Little Rock, Ark.) – On Wednesday, November 1, the Pulaski County Central Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Arkansas State Fairground’s Hall of Industry, 2600 Howard Street off of Roosevelt Road from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Patients should bring Read More

Stroke a leading cause of death in Arkansas

Posted: 10/27/17

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas has one of the highest death rates from stroke in the nation. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds, and one in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. In recognition of World Stroke Day on October 29, the Read More

Policy Updated for Infection Prevention in Pediatric Clinics

Posted: 10/25/17

Little Rock, Ark. – The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently updated its policy regarding healthcare-acquired infections and antibiotic use in pediatric care settings. The new recommendations highlight: the basic but critical role of handwashing and cough etiquette; antibiotic restraint for respiratory, throat, urinary, and ear infections; communication with Read More

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 22-28, 2017

Posted: 10/24/17

Little Rock, Ark. – Childhood lead poisoning is considered to be the most preventable environmental disease among young children; yet, approximately half a million children in the United States have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says Read More

Arkansans Urged to Test Homes for Radon, the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in the U.S.

Posted: 10/17/17

Little Rock, AR — The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Radiation Control Section, is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to protect their homes and families. Read More

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