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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

ADH warns of a possible hep A exposure to customers of OTB Mexican Grill and Cantina Red Wolf Blvd.

Posted: 01/02/19

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 On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina in Jonesboro tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who Read More

Arkansas WIC program to continue as usual

Posted: 12/22/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will continue normal operations, even after the federal government shutdown last night. WIC participants and vendors will be able to sign up for and participate in the program as usual.

Applicants can still come to Read More

Health Alert regarding the Trafalgar Road Fire

Posted: 12/12/18

The Arkansas Department of Health learned today of preliminary results of particulate matter (PM) monitoring conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of air in the ½ mile radius around the 8000 block of Trafalgar Road in Bella Vista. One of these readings has shown that air quality for particle Read More

Statement on Bella Vista Air Monitoring Preliminary Findings

Posted: 11/30/18

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) received preliminary air quality results from samples the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) collected from the site off Trafalgar Road in Bella Vista that is being referred to as a “stump dump.” These data are still being validated, and will not be Read More

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