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The Arkansas Department of Health recognizes World Sickle Cell Day

Posted: 06/18/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common genetic disease worldwide and is estimated to affect over a thousand people throughout the State of Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recognizes June 19 as World Sickle Cell Day and encourages Arkansans to consider blood donation Read More

Update on Hep A outbreak in Northeast Arkansas

Posted: 06/15/18

Little Rock, Ark. – This is an update to the Hepatitis A (Hep A) outbreak in Northeast Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has previously alerted the public about potential exposures in food establishment settings. Risk factors for getting Hep A in this outbreak are close contact with Read More

Health Department warns of possible Hepatitis A exposure to customers of Jonesboro Steak ‘n’ Shake

Posted: 06/12/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A (Hep A) exposure after an employee of the Steak ‘n’ Shake in Jonesboro, Ark., located at 2307 E. Parker Rd., tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver Read More

ADH to hold two Hep A vaccination clinics in Northeast Arkansas

Posted: 06/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will hold a Hepatitis A (Hep A) vaccination clinic Monday, June 11 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Clay Co. Health Unit at 1009 S. Garfield St. in Piggott. Another clinic will be held Friday, June 15 from 7 a.m. Read More

ADH urges Arkansans to take precautions during tick and mosquito season

Posted: 05/24/18

Little Rock, Ark. – As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during Memorial Day weekend and the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is stressing the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.

Arkansas has some of Read More

Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance

Posted: 05/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will formally recognize 15 hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance at the Arkansas Chronic Disease Forum May 11, 2018 at the Little Rock Crowne Plaza.

The ADH awards are based on hospital performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Read More

Philander Smith College Nursing Nook Opens

Posted: 05/07/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Brittany Taylor became a mother in 2016. It wasn’t until she chose to breastfeed her child that Taylor, a student of Philander Smith College (PSC), realized there was no place for parents to breastfeed on campus.

“I am glad to say, Read More

New state adoption file rules to affect birth parents, adoptees

Posted: 05/04/18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Starting Aug. 1, individuals who have been adopted (adoptees) may request their adoption file from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Forms are now available online for birth parents who wish to redact their name from an adoption file, or update their contact or medical information. Read More

Arkansas’s Dr. José Romero Recognized for Contributions to Childhood Immunization

Posted: 05/02/18

Arkansas’s Dr. José Romero Recognized for Contributions to Childhood Immunization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation Recognize Romero with Childhood Immunization Champion Award

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Dr. José Romero with Read More

ADH warns of possible Hepatitis A exposure to customers of Walnut Ridge, Ark. Doublebee’s

Posted: 04/24/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A (Hep A) exposure after an employee of the Doublebee’s gas station in Walnut Ridge, Ark., located at 1003 Hwy 63, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease. Read More

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