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Arkansas WIC rolls out EBT card services

Posted: 08/02/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program has successfully rolled out new Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. The cards make the store check-out process with WIC-approved items easier for both participants and vendors.

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Tips to prevent Recreational Water Illness (RWI) this summer

Posted: 08/01/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) encourages Arkansans to take some simple steps to stay healthy and prevent Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs) while relaxing at the state’s rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds. RWIs are caused when people swallow water that is contaminated with Read More

Adoptees can request ADH files starting Aug. 1

Posted: 07/31/18

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Starting Aug. 1, individuals who have been adopted (adoptees), and who are at least 21 years of age, may request their adoption file from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Forms are now available online for adoptees to fill out to request their files.

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Know the warning signs for heat-related illnesses

Posted: 07/25/18

Little Rock, Ark. – As temperatures continue in the high 90s or above, the Arkansas Department of Health encourages people to practice heat safety. It is easy to get carried away while having fun in the summer, but ignoring signs of heat stress can be deadly.

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ADH recommends hep A vaccine for Greene County residents

Posted: 07/20/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recommends all Greene County residents that are 19-60 years of age get vaccinated for hepatitis A (hep A).

Mass hep A vaccination clinics will be held July 26-27, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greene Read More

ADH Chief Science Officer appointed to national advisory committee

Posted: 07/10/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Namvar Zohoori, MD, PhD, MPH, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. Dr. Zohoori is the Chief Science Officer at the Arkansas Department of Read More

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

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