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Stop The Bleed program provides training and tourniquet kits to Arkansas schools

Posted: 02/06/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Stop the Bleed program is providing 400 tourniquet units to Arkansas schools that have participated in the Stop the Bleed training program through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Each of the tourniquet units being provided to schools contains five individual Read More

ADH continues to see a high number of flu cases

Posted: 01/31/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is continuing to see a high number of flu cases and flu-related deaths this flu season. As of today, ADH is reporting 94 flu-related deaths this flu season. Two of those deaths were children. ADH is urging Arkansans to take steps Read More

ADH Announces Opening of The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center

Posted: 01/30/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has officially opened the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center, which is now answering calls made in Arkansas to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

The opening of the call center was mandated by Act 811 of Read More

Additional Guidance Regarding People Exposed to Measles in Little Rock from January 9-11, 2018

Posted: 01/16/18

Little Rock, AR- An estimated 150 people were exposed to measles in the Little Rock area from January 9-11, 2018.  This includes people on the United Airlines Flight 5314 from Chicago to Little Rock on January 10, people in the UAMS emergency department on Wednesday, January 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Read More

Measles Case Confirmed in Little Rock

Posted: 01/12/18

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2018

Measles Case Confirmed in Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has confirmed a travel-related case of measles in Little Rock at UAMS. ADH is urging anyone who may have been exposed to measles to immediately take precautions Read More

Prevent The Spread of Flu by Staying Home If Your Are Sick

Posted: 12/26/17

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) urges Arkansans to stay home if they have a fever or other symptoms that could be flu-related.

ADH has seen an uptick in flu-related illness in recent weeks. Going to work, school, or even holiday events while Read More

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

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