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Fireworks, Food, Swim and Heat Safety

Posted: 07/03/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety. 

Fireworks-related injuries are most common on the Fourth of July. Improper use of fireworks can lead to death and injury, including burns, cuts, and Read More

Health Department offering vaccinations to flooded areas

Posted: 06/20/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health will be offering hepatitis A and tetanus vaccinations at some Local Health Units (LHUs) to those impacted by the recent flooding. The vaccinations will be provided at no cost to the patient, but patients should bring their insurance information with Read More

Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance

Posted: 06/07/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) formally recognized nine hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance June 7, 2019 at the Clinton Presidential Center.

The ADH awards are based on hospital performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry between July 2017 and June 2018. They are Read More

Health Department urges safety during flood clean up

Posted: 05/29/19

Little Rock, Ark. – As residents and volunteers clean up after flooding in the state, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) urges anyone involved in clean up to be aware of the health risks. Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, viruses and other organisms that cause disease. Read More

ADH issues public health advisory to limit recreational activity on the west fork of the White River

Posted: 05/23/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing an advisory to limit recreational activity on portions of the west fork of the White River in Washington County. Activities such as swimming or canoeing that would bring a person into direct contact with the water in Read More

Air Quality Review During Trafalgar Rd. Fire Remediation

Posted: 05/21/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has issued the first review of air monitoring data for the Bella Vista community during the Trafalgar Rd. fire remediation. Overall, air emissions in the community continue to be below levels likely to cause health effects for the general Read More

ADH identifies first hepatitis A case in Washington County linked to outbreak

Posted: 05/03/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has identified a case of hepatitis A (hep A) in Washington County that is linked to the current outbreak in Arkansas.

Since February 2018, there have been 335 hep A cases as part of the outbreak in Arkansas. Several Read More

Health Dept. warns of a possible hep A exposure to customers of Jordan’s Kwik Stop in Waldenburg

Posted: 04/05/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have a hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of the Jordan’s Kwik Stop in Waldenburg tested positive for the virus.

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Free health screenings offered April 6 at participating barber, beauty shops in Pulaski County

Posted: 04/03/19

(Little Rock) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), community partners and numerous volunteers will host the 7th annual Arkansas Minority Barber & Beauty Shop Health Initiative on Saturday, April 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at locally-owned minority barber and beauty shops, colleges and salons in Pulaski County. Read More

ADH Celebrates Public Health Week April 1-7

Posted: 04/01/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) April 1-7.

NPHW is observed during the first full week of April each year. During the week, health professionals connect with individuals and communities to show how public health helps Read More

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