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Update on Hepatitis A Exposure in Corning, Arkansas

Posted: 02/15/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) continues to investigate the recent case of Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A). This is an evolving investigation, and ADH will release more information if it becomes necessary. The Clay County health units will hold special walk-in clinics over the Read More

Health Department Warns of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure to Customers of Corning, Arkansas Taco Bell

Posted: 02/14/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible Hepatitis A Virus (Hep A) exposure after a Taco Bell employee in Corning tested positive for the virus. The Taco Bell is located at 200 North Missouri Avenue, Corning, AR 72422.

Any individual who Read More

Arkansas Department of Health offers free flu shots in local health units

Posted: 02/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is offering free flu shots in all Local Health Units (LHUs). There will be no out of pocket cost for patients, regardless of their insurance status. The state continues to see a high number of flu cases and flu-related Read More

Stop The Bleed program provides training and tourniquet kits to Arkansas schools

Posted: 02/06/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Stop the Bleed program is providing 400 tourniquet units to Arkansas schools that have participated in the Stop the Bleed training program through a grant from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Each of the tourniquet units being provided to schools contains five individual Read More

ADH continues to see a high number of flu cases

Posted: 01/31/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is continuing to see a high number of flu cases and flu-related deaths this flu season. As of today, ADH is reporting 94 flu-related deaths this flu season. Two of those deaths were children. ADH is urging Arkansans to take steps Read More

ADH Announces Opening of The Arkansas Lifeline Call Center

Posted: 01/30/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has officially opened the Arkansas Lifeline Call Center, which is now answering calls made in Arkansas to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

The opening of the call center was mandated by Act 811 of Read More

Additional Guidance Regarding People Exposed to Measles in Little Rock from January 9-11, 2018

Posted: 01/16/18

Little Rock, AR- An estimated 150 people were exposed to measles in the Little Rock area from January 9-11, 2018.  This includes people on the United Airlines Flight 5314 from Chicago to Little Rock on January 10, people in the UAMS emergency department on Wednesday, January 10, from 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Read More

Measles Case Confirmed in Little Rock

Posted: 01/12/18

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2018

Measles Case Confirmed in Little Rock Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has confirmed a travel-related case of measles in Little Rock at UAMS. ADH is urging anyone who may have been exposed to measles to immediately take precautions Read More

Prevent The Spread of Flu by Staying Home If Your Are Sick

Posted: 12/26/17

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) urges Arkansans to stay home if they have a fever or other symptoms that could be flu-related.

ADH has seen an uptick in flu-related illness in recent weeks. Going to work, school, or even holiday events while Read More

Healthy Lifestyle More Important Than Ever in the Fight Against High Blood Pressure

Posted: 12/15/17

(Little Rock, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and other healthcare providers are adopting new hypertension (high blood pressure) guidelines developed by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and nine other health professional organizations. These guidelines mean that some patients who were not thought to Read More

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