Health Care



Cannabis Takes Mind Off Hotels

Cannabis Takes Mind Off Hotels

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Storm Nolan of Fort Smith may have a new medical marijuana cultivation facility in motion for Sebastian County, but his more immediate worry has been COVID-19's toll on the hospitality industry. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

Arkansas Unemployment: Metro vs. Rural Areas

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The unemployment rate in Arkansas moved up slightly in August, to 7.4%, as it did in six of the state's eight metro areas. Only Fort Smith and Texarkana posted declines between July and August. read more >

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

Criminal Case for Physician Set for January

Health CareLegal

The Arkansas State Medical Board is keeping a close eye on the pending federal criminal case of a doctor charged in connection with a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme involving prescription drugs. read more >

NuShores Biosciences Wins $2.8M Contract

NuShores Biosciences Wins $2.8M Contract

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NuShores Biosciences LLC of Little Rock has won a three-year, $2.8 million contract from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium, a nonprofit biomedical technology consortium associated with the U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command. read more >

Magnolia Regional Sheds City Ownership

Magnolia Regional Sheds City Ownership

Health Care

Shifting from city to nonprofit ownership could mean a million dollars a year to Magnolia Regional Medical Center, but patients and doctors may see no outward difference. read more >

Viral Vigil Follows Hospital Capacity

Viral Vigil Follows Hospital Capacity

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Concern that the COVID-19 outbreak could overwhelm Arkansas' health care system remains a brooding cloud. The pandemic scenario is a possibility with a likelihood that's elusive to gauge. read more >