Tagged: arkansas department of health

Mumps Cases Increase to Nearly 500 in Northwest Arkansas

by Associated Press 10/12/2016 6:47 am

The Arkansas Department of Health says nearly 500 cases of mumps have been reported in northwest Arkansas, and the number is continuing to grow.

Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders: Champion for Medical Equality

by Dwain Hebda 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Army veteran … former head of the Arkansas Department of Health … Led charge for sweeping changes to statewide K-12 curriculum … Proponent of school-based sex education, substance abuse prevention and self-esteem programs … First African American and second woman to hold the post of U.S. Surgeon General … recipient of numerous awards and honors including National Institutes of Health career development award and past president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers … professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine.

What You Need to Know About Zika Before Planning Your Honeymoon

by Lydia McAllister 7/25/2016 1:28 pm

With all of the talk about Zika swirling around in the news, many people have begun wondering whether they should even bother going on a destination honeymoon. Don't worry — we have expert advice on the safe places to travel and what you need to know about Zika before traveling.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Health Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A health care resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

A Healthy Home Starts at The Family Table

by Fit Staff 1/18/2016 4:15 pm

Doctor Namvar Zohoori and nutrition expert Joy Rockenbach reveal the best way to keep your family fed & fueled.

Medical Checkups & Screenings: Know When To Go

by Dwain Hebda 1/18/2016 10:48 am

Although we like to delude ourselves into thinking we’re still as indestructible as when we were younger, too often we let our feeling of invincibility override our good judgment.

Take the Blue & You Fitness Challenge

by Fit Staff 1/15/2016 3:46 pm

Looking for a fun and easy way to jumpstart your employees’ healthy habits? Take part in the Blue & You Fitness Challenge, a free program sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Health.

Women’s Health and Wellness Hero Finalist: Dr. Mike Riddell, Arkansas Department of Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

In the span of Dr. Carl Michael “Mike” Riddell’s career, health issues facing women nationwide have reached epidemic proportions. Through his position with the Arkansas Department of Health, Riddell and his team work daily to stem the tide of unplanned pregnancies, infant mortality and chronic diseases among Arkansas’ women.

Arkansas Ending Program Providing Home Health Care to 13K

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2015 6:50 am

Arkansas health officials announced Monday that the state is ending a home health care program that serves thousands of people, a move that could leave 2,300 workers and contractors seeking new jobs.

Eric Rob & Issac Agency Selected for Health Department's BreastCare Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The department has selected Eric Rob & Isaac of Little Rock to take over the account, which totals about $235,000 a year. If the department continues to renew the contract over a possible seven-year period, then the account is valued at $1.65 million.

Four Ad Agencies Up for State's Breastcare Marketing Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Four Little Rock advertising agencies are in the running for a $235,000 marketing contract with the Arkansas Department of Health.

Poultry Flock Health Tied to Biosecurity

by Sean Beherec 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Preventing the spread of the disease sometimes comes down to the basics of biosecurity, the concept of ensuring the safety and well-being of a flock by curbing the disease’s introduction in the first place.

Arkansas Lawmaker Seeks Protections for Hair Braiders

by Associated Press 2/1/2015 9:17 am

An upcoming vote by Arkansas lawmakers could end a federal court lawsuit claiming the state unfairly discriminates against African-style hair braiders.

Immunizations Critical to Healthy School Year

by Eric Crumbaugh, Pharm.D. 8/5/2014 12:00 am

As your tween or teen heads back to school this month, be sure he or she is protected with the proper vaccines. The Arkansas Immunization Action Coalition, made up of a variety of healthcare providers, strongly advocates ensuring that kids’ immunizations are kept up-to-date.

ADH: No More Changes to Birth Certificates After Ruling

by Associated Press 5/15/2014 10:42 am

Arkansas is no longer allowing gay couples to be listed as the parents on birth certificates after the state's high court said a prohibition on same-sex marriage licenses is still in effect.

Arkansas Health Department Issues E-Cigarette Advisory

by Associated Press 5/6/2014 12:04 pm

The Arkansas Health Department is cautioning consumers to be aware of the dangers of e-cigarettes, which use vapor to deliver nicotine.

Four Steps to Take in Your Medication Education

by Aubrey Harton, Pharm.D. 8/14/2013 2:00 pm

Heading back to school is exciting for parents and children, but it’s not all about shopping for backpacks and meeting new teachers. Before your child goes into the classroom this month, there are several steps to take regarding immunizations and school medications.

Health Officials Trying to Lower C-Section Rates

by Mark Friedman 12/24/2012 12:00 am

Arkansas health officials and hospitals are trying to lower the state’s percentage of cesarean section births, which are nearly double the cost of a vaginal birth.

Despite Recent Openings, Arkansas Restaurant Market 'Flat'

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2012 12:00 am

With a flurry of new restaurants opening, is the Arkansas dining market growing post-recession?

Should You Vaccinate Your Child?

by Kelcie Huffstickler 9/1/2012 12:00 am

If vaccines prevent all kinds of serious diseases and protect the population against widespread outbreaks, why would anyone choose to opt out? Apparently, the very premise of vaccine science is in question by many people.