Tagged: arkansas department of health

Delta Hospital Takes Opioids to Court

by Mark Friedman 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Hospitals in the Arkansas Delta are fighting the opioid epidemic with every weapon at their command, including a little-noticed lawsuit by a Monticello hospital against the larger opioid manufacturers.

Arkansas Abortion Facilities Threatened With Suspension

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/14/2017 11:19 am

Two Arkansas abortion facilities were threatened with suspension — one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table — under a new law that the abortion providers are challenging in federal court, according to documents released Wednesday.

Arkansas Health Department Posts Restaurant Inspections Online

by Jan Cottingham 8/21/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Health Department earlier this month began posting restaurant inspection reports on its website, making reports on about 15,000 retail food establishments throughout the state publicly available.

Top 10 Zika-free Honeymoon Destinations

by Lydia McAllister 6/27/2017 8:26 am

If the idea of Zika is enough to scare you away from Mexico or the Caribbean, there are still plenty of prime Zika-free honeymoon destinations to consider!

PinPoint Testing Raises $1.2M for Expansion

by Mark Friedman 2/20/2017 12:00 am

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, recently raised $1.2 million to fuel its growth.

Mumps Outbreak Dangerous to Undervaccinated Generation

by Fit Staff 1/19/2017 12:00 am

Mumps have resurfaced across the country, with thousands of cases being investigated by the 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.