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Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Paragould Ironhorse Barbeque

Posted: 08/13/18

Little Rock, Ark. – Northeast Arkansas continues to be heavily affected by an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak, and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recommended vaccination for all residents of Greene County ages 19-60. The ADH is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure Read More

Hep A vaccination clinics scheduled this week in Sebastian County

Posted: 08/08/18

Fort Smith, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has scheduled two hepatitis A (hep A) vaccination clinics this week after an employee of the Red Lobster at 7401 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith tested positive for the hep A virus, resulting in possible exposure to the public.

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Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Fort Smith Red Lobster

Posted: 08/08/18

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Red Lobster, at 7401 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease. This case appears to Read More

Health Department warns of possible hep A exposure to customers of Paragould Little Caesar’s

Posted: 08/07/18

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.

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Arkansas WIC rolls out EBT card services

Posted: 08/02/18

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

Posted: 08/01/18

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

Posted: 07/31/18

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.

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Know the warning signs for heat-related illnesses

Posted: 07/25/18

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

Posted: 07/20/18

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

Posted: 07/10/18

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

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