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Know the warning signs for heat-related illnesses
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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