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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

Fireworks, Food, Swim and Heat Safety

Posted: 07/03/19

Little Rock, Ark. – Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and an important time to remember firework, food, swim and heat safety. 

Fireworks-related injuries are most common on the Fourth of July. Improper use of fireworks can lead to death and injury, including burns, cuts, and Read More

Health Department offering vaccinations to flooded areas

Posted: 06/20/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health will be offering hepatitis A and tetanus vaccinations at some Local Health Units (LHUs) to those impacted by the recent flooding. The vaccinations will be provided at no cost to the patient, but patients should bring their insurance information with Read More

Arkansas Department of Health Recognizes Hospitals for Stroke Care Performance

Posted: 06/07/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) formally recognized nine hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance June 7, 2019 at the Clinton Presidential Center.

The ADH awards are based on hospital performance as documented in the Arkansas Stroke Registry between July 2017 and June 2018. They are Read More

Health Department urges safety during flood clean up

Posted: 05/29/19

Little Rock, Ark. – As residents and volunteers clean up after flooding in the state, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) urges anyone involved in clean up to be aware of the health risks. Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, viruses and other organisms that cause disease. Read More

ADH issues public health advisory to limit recreational activity on the west fork of the White River

Posted: 05/23/19

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is issuing an advisory to limit recreational activity on portions of the west fork of the White River in Washington County. Activities such as swimming or canoeing that would bring a person into direct contact with the water in Read More

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