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ADH issues private well water testing guidance for two counties

Posted: 03/08/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing private well water testing guidance for homeowners in Benton and Phillips counties.

Background:

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) works with public water systems to Read More

Dr. Floyd Gonzalez of De Queen recognized for contributions to HPV vaccination

Posted: 02/27/19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Cancer Society, and Association of American Cancer Institutes Recognize Dr. Gonzalez with HPV Vaccine Is Cancer Prevention Champion Award.

Little Rock, Ark. –  The Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Immunization Read More

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the ADH urge precautions against measles

Posted: 02/22/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) are urging Arkansans to take advantage of safe and proven vaccines to prevent a possible outbreak of measles in the Natural State.

The diagnosis of even Read More

Mumps cases identified on the UA Fayetteville campus

Posted: 02/20/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has identified three confirmed cases and one suspected case of mumps on the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville campus in the last few weeks. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to make sure they are up to date on Read More

50 Year Time Capsule Reveal

Posted: 02/20/19

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ADH Issues Public Health Advisory on Cannabis

Posted: 02/13/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a public health advisory to warn Arkansans about the risks of harm associated with use of products derived from Cannabis, including marijuana and hemp, that claim to benefit health. ADH is partnering with Arkansas Surgeon General Dr. Read More

Health Department warns of a possible hep A exposure to customers of Subway in Trumann

Posted: 02/11/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to have a hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak, and the ADH is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of Subway in Trumann tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who ate at the Subway restaurant at 121 Read More

ADH health alert regarding medical tourism to Tijuana, Mexico

Posted: 01/22/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is aware of two cases of an antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Arkansans who had surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. These cases have been linked to a national outbreak.

As part of the investigation of these infections, Mexican health officials Read More

ADH warns of a possible Hep A exposure to customers of Cheddar’s on Stadium Blvd., Jonesboro

Posted: 01/10/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to see new infections as part of an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning people about a possible hep A exposure after an employee of Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Jonesboro tested positive Read More

New Year, Healthier State

Posted: 01/04/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The new year coincided with a report released by the United Health Foundation (UHF) that showed that Arkansas increased our health ranking by two spots, from 48 to 46 overall. The UHF described Arkansas’s strengths as a low prevalence of excessive drinking and high meningococcal Read More

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