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Health Alert regarding the Trafalgar Road Fire

Posted: 12/12/18

The Arkansas Department of Health learned today of preliminary results of particulate matter (PM) monitoring conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of air in the ½ mile radius around the 8000 block of Trafalgar Road in Bella Vista. One of these readings has shown that air quality for particle Read More

Statement on Bella Vista Air Monitoring Preliminary Findings

Posted: 11/30/18

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) received preliminary air quality results from samples the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected from the site off Trafalgar Road in Bella Vista that is being referred to as a “stump dump.” These data are still being validated, and will not be Read More

ADH launches Be Well Arkansas

Posted: 11/27/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recently launched Be Well Arkansas, an enhancement of previous tobacco cessation services, to provide Arkansans with resources to improve their health and well-being.

In Arkansas, the leading causes of death include stroke, heart disease and cancer. The Read More

E-cigarette use on the rise in the US and Arkansas

Posted: 11/20/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Data released by the CDC last week showed that e-cigarette use has increased 80% in the last year. Arkansas’s rate of e-cigarette use by high school students was 13.7% in 2017 and is estimated to approach the national rate of 20.8% in 2018.

These high rates Read More

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

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