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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
Little Rock - May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. This month, ADH wants to raise awareness about the importance of newborn screening and language development milestones for children.
Early hearing detection and intervention is key to preventing delays in children learning a language. Children begin learning Read More
About 30 Arkansans are Hospitalized for Stroke Each Day
Little Rock, Ark. – Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. In Arkansas, about 30 people are hospitalized from this disease each day.
In recognition that May is Stroke Awareness Month, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) urges those who care for others to Read More
Release of Wastewater from Glenwood’s wastewater treatment plant equalization basin into Caddo River
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a notification of the leakage of wastewater from the City of Glenwood’s wastewater treatment plant equalization basin into the Caddo River beginning on or before May 10, 2023.
The Glenwood wastewater treatment plant equalization basin Read More
ADH warns of presence of xylazine in illegal drugs
Little Rock, Ark. – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reported a widespread threat of xylazine mixed with illegal drugs such as fentanyl and heroin.
According to a DEA Public Safety Alert, drug seizures containing mixtures of fentanyl-laced with Read More
Release of Partially Treated Wastewater from Sugarloaf treatment plant into Bull Shoals Lake
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing a notification of the release of partially treated wastewater from the Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant into Bull Shoals Lake beginning on the night of April 26, 2023.
The Sugarloaf wastewater treatment plant is located southeast of Diamond Read More
Counties Designated Health Professional Shortage Are
Little Rock – Monroe, Drew, and Phillips Counties have been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) for primary care by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
HPSAs are areas with a shortage of primary health care professionals and facilities. This designation can be based on Read More
AMHC to Provide Blood Pressure Checks to Commemorate American Heart Month
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC) will provide free blood pressure checks during the month of February in recognition of American Hearth Month.
“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for all Americans and research shows that minorities are disproportionately affected Read More
Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance
Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recognizes fourteen hospitals for excellence in stroke patient care.
These awards are based on stroke care performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry for July 2021 and June 2022 patient discharges. They are given to hospitals for providing Read More
Fish Consumption Advisory Issued for Bull Shoals and Norfork
(Little Rock) – The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a fish consumption advisory for walleye on Bull Shoals Lake (Marion, Baxter, and Boone counties) and Norfork Lake (Baxter and Fulton counties). This advisory comes after some walleye from both waterbodies, collected by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Read More
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Little Rock, Ark. – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) BreastCare program coordinates efforts with a statewide network of providers offering no-cost cervical and breast cancer screenings and follow-up services.
Cervical cancer is largely preventable with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination, Read More