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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

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

Flu Vaccinations Available at Local Health Units

Posted: 09/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Flu vaccinations are now available on a walk-in basis at Local Health Units across Arkansas.

There is no out-of-pocket expense for the vaccine, and appointments aren’t required. People should bring their insurance cards to the unit. If they do not have Read More

Health Department Urges Safety as Storm Brings Flood Risk

Posted: 08/27/20

Little Rock, Ark. – As Hurricane Laura moves inland and brings heavy rain to much of Arkansas, it’s important to be aware of the health risks associated with floods. Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, viruses and other organisms that cause disease.

Basic Read More

Be Aware of Potential Scams

Posted: 08/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is warning about two separate potential scams in recent days in which scammers posed as officials to try and extract payment from victims.

In one case, a caller purporting to be a contact tracer directed a person to Read More

Suspension of expiration dates on medical marijuana patient cards to end September 30

Posted: 08/21/20

Little Rock, Ark. – Earlier this year, the Arkansas Department of Health suspended expiration dates on medical marijuana registry cards due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This allowed individuals to temporarily use their cards past the expiration date written on their card.

However, this temporary extension Read More

World Hepatitis Day

Posted: 07/28/20

Little Rock, Ark. – July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. It is estimated that 290 million people worldwide have viral hepatitis and do not know. Hepatitis causes significant health problems, and even loss of life.

Symptoms of hepatitis C include: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, light-colored stool, loss of appetite, fever, Read More

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