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ADH lifts public health advisory limiting recreational activity on portions of west fork of the Whit

Posted: 01/15/21

Little Rock, Ark. –  The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has lifted an advisory that had limited recreational activity on portions of the west fork of the White River in Washington County since May 2019.

The advisory was associated with discharge coming from the West Fork Read More

STOLEN RADIOACTIVE GAUGE

Posted: 01/12/21

(Little Rock) - The Arkansas Department of Health, Radiation Control Section, Radioactive Materials Program, received notification today that a gauge containing radioactive material has been stolen from a private residential driveway in West Memphis, Arkansas. The gauge contains shielding and is not dangerous if it remains intact. However, the Read More

Updated Water Contact Advisory for Segment of Mississippi River

Posted: 12/28/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has updated a water contact advisory it issued last year for a section of the Mississippi River near Greenville. The advisory includes the section of the river beginning near coordinates N33.354134 W91.129622 and ending at the Mississippi/Arkansas Read More

“Cancel COVID on College Campuses” contest winners announced

Posted: 12/08/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Students from NorthWest Arkansas Community College have won the $5,000 grand prize in the “Cancel COVID on College Campuses” video contest, and submissions by students from several other Arkansas colleges and universities were also honored.

The Arkansas Department of Health through its Read More

ADH recognizes World AIDS Day

Posted: 12/01/20

Little Rock, Ark. – World AIDS Day is recognized each year on December 1 and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have passed away.   HIV weakens a Read More

ADH and March of Dimes to host Mission: Healthy Baby Shower

Posted: 10/23/20

Little Rock, Ark. –March of Dimes and the Arkansas Department of Health will host an educational baby shower for military families as part of the Mission: Healthy Baby program.

The March of Dimes recognizes the challenges military mothers face and through the Mission: Healthy Baby program, Read More

ADH recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/19/20

Little Rock, Ark. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is encouraging women to talk with their healthcare providers about getting screened.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, one in eight women will develop breast cancer. It is the Read More

Local Health Units extend hours on Tuesdays

Posted: 10/01/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Local Health Units across Arkansas will stay open later on Tuesdays so that services including flu vaccinations and COVID-19 tests are available after normal business hours.

The health units, which are located in every county in the state, will now be open between 9:30 Read More

ADH recognizes World Rabies Day 2020 by educating Arkansans about animal bites and rabies

Posted: 09/28/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and nerves in mammals, including humans. World Rabies Day is recognized every September 28th, and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is reminding Arkansans to know the signs of rabies in animals and what to do Read More

La Vacuna Contra la Gripe Ya Está Disponible en las Unidades Locales de Salud

Posted: 09/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – La vacuna contra la gripe o flu ya están disponibles en las Unidades Locales de Salud de Arkansas.

No hay costo para usted por la vacuna, y no se requiere que haga cita. Las personas deben traer su tarjeta de seguro Read More

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