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Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Paragould Little Caesar’s
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Little Caesar’s Pizza, at 1731 West Kingshighway in Paragould, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease.Read More
Arkansas WIC rolls out EBT card services
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.
WIC, a federal program administered in the state Read More
Tips to prevent Recreational Water Illness (RWI) this summer
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
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.
An Read More
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