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Potential Legionella exposure at Quapaw Baths & Spa in Hot Springs

Posted: 10/04/19

HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has received environmental test results showing the presence of Legionella bacteria in one untreated water source, which is separate from the drinking water system, within the Quapaw Baths & Spa in Hot Springs. Legionella bacteria can cause a serious Read More

Suicide the leading cause of violent death in Arkansas

Posted: 09/27/19

Little Rock, Ark. – In 2018, 547 people died by suicide in Arkansas, making it the leading cause of violent death that year. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and partners want Arkansans to know there is help and hope.

ADH and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs came Read More

Mass Flu Vaccine Clinic at State Fair Grounds Thursday

Posted: 09/24/19

Little Rock, Ark. –  On September 26, 2019, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at the Arkansas State Fairs Grounds Hall of Industry Building from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Vaccines will be provided at no charge. People should bring their insurance cards to Read More

Lung illness reported in teens and young adults who vape in several states

Posted: 09/03/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health is warning Arkansans who use an electronic smoking device, e-cigarette, or vape about the risk of a potential lung illness.

Other states have reported over two hundred cases of a vaping-related lung disease and one death. The reports Read More

ADH celebrates Arkansas WIC award and grand opening of the first nursing room at UAPB

Posted: 08/29/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) presented the Loving Support Award of Excellence to Arkansas’ Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) at the grand opening of the first breastfeeding room at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Read More

Naloxone Access Among Top Priorities in Public Health

Posted: 08/13/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study on Aug. 6 about pharmacy-based naloxone dispensing, which showed the rate of naloxone prescription was far too low in relation to the number of high-dose opioid prescriptions. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse Read More

Health Department warns of a possible hep A exposure to customers of the J Mart Diner in Redfield

Posted: 08/08/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas continues to have a hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of the J Mart Diner in Redfield tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who ate Read More

ADH prepares Arkansans for the school year

Posted: 08/06/19

Little Rock, Ark. – It is almost time for school to be back in session. Students may need immunizations or a copy of their birth certificate, both of which the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) can provide.

Immunizations

Immunizations are required to help Read More

Spa closed for potential public health risks

Posted: 08/02/19

HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas – Hot Springs National Park has received preliminary results identifying Legionella bacteria at the Quapaw Bath and Spa. Legionella bacteria can cause a serious type of pneumonia known as Legionnaire’s disease.

Extensive environmental water tests were conducted throughout the spa, the bacteria Read More

Health Department warns of a possible hep A exposure to customers of McDonald’s in Trumann

Posted: 07/25/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas continues to have a hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is warning of a possible hep A exposure after an employee of the McDonald’s in Trumann tested positive for the virus.

Anyone who ate Read More

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