Health Care


Update: Baptist Health to Begin Furloughing Workers

Update: Baptist Health to Begin Furloughing Workers
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Baptist Health will begin furloughing workers this week in an attempt to slash costs as patients cancel procedures and testing, creating “a serious financial strain” on the state's largest health care system.


State Gets PPE, Hand Sanitizer from L'Oreal

State Gets PPE, Hand Sanitizer from L'Oreal

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The state got its first shipment of hospital personal protective equipment that was not from the national stockpile, and it could get 30 days worth of PPE as soon as next week, UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson says. read more >

UAMS Department Chair Named President of National Association

UAMS Department Chair Named President of National Association

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Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, took office as the 30th president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons during its board of directors video conference on March 25. read more >

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

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Businesses can begin preparing now to apply for assistance under the federal rescue package signed last week by President Trump, but it will be about two weeks before they can turn in their paperwork. read more >

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

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Employment in the United States is forecast to grow by 8.4 million jobs to 169.4 million jobs during the decade of 2018-28, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Or it was; the report was released months before the coronavirus pandemic caused widespread job losses. read more >

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers This article is available only in print.

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Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston says the COVID-19 pandemic is an “unprecedented” challenge to the state's economy, but the state is in a good position to cushion the blow to businesses and employees. read more >

The Last Epidemic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

The Last Epidemic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Every graph is still showing exponential spread of the coronavirus in the United States. South Korea seems to have been the only country that got ahead of this thing, but that's easier to do when your land mass is about 70% the size of Arkansas. read more >

When Grieving Is Remote, and Hugs Come by Cell

When Grieving Is Remote, and Hugs Come by Cell

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Just as it has on American life, COVID-19 is reshaping the American way of death, disrupting yet another industry as families set small graveside services, postpone memorials and in some places turn to cremation rather than burial. read more >

Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

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President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. read more >