Tagged: Centers For Disease Control & Prevention

UAMS Awarded $3.29M to Reduce Obesity Rates

UAMS Awarded $3.29M to Reduce Obesity Rates

Health Care

The Department of Family & Preventive Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock has received a $3.29 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention for a five-year project to reduce obesity, increase physical activity and improve nutrition in Arkansas, especially in the Delta. read more >

Delta Hospital Takes Opioids to Court

Delta Hospital Takes Opioids to Court

Health CareLegal

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. read more >

A Fitting Tribute (Editorial)

A Fitting Tribute (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

Arkansas' congressional delegation should honor one of their past members, Rep. Jay Dickey, and abide by his wishes to eliminate his namesake amendment that bars the federal government from researching gun violence. read more >

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

Thoughts, Prayers — And Research (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

Last week, the American Medical Association called gun violence “a public health crisis” and declared it would lobby Congress to repeal legislation prohibiting the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention from researching the issue. read more >