Where will medical ...

With medical marijuana now legal in Arkansas, cities across the state are trying to figure out how to regulate the new businesses that will be coming into the state. That includes where dispensaries and grow centers will be located within …
Posted On 20 Dec 2016

Arkansas leads ...

A major outbreak of mumps in Arkansas and several other states continues to grow at an alarming rate, according to public health agencies. Officials say there are more than 2,000 cases of the contagious viral infection in Arkansas. Mumps causes …
Posted On 14 Dec 2016

Protect against flu ...

It’s flu season again. Protect your family from influenza (flu) and pneumonia by getting flu and pneumonia shots. Flu spreads easily by coughing, sneezing and close contact with others and is most common from October through March. Pneumonia is also …
Posted On 04 Dec 2016

UAMS first Arkansas ...

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first hospital in Arkansas to implement a program that will give new parents a keepsake of their child’s birth and an assurance of the newborn’s safety. Through a partnership with …
Posted On 19 Nov 2016

Babies should sleep ...

Infants should sleep in the same bedroom as their parents for at least the first six months of their lives to minimize the risk of sleep-related deaths, according to new guidelines from U.S. pediatricians. Ideally, babies should stay in their …
Posted On 30 Oct 2016

Mumps outbreak ...

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a few cases of mumps in Pulaski County. There have been 769 cases statewide, and some Pulaski County parents are worried that local schools may be impacted like the three school districts in …
Posted On 28 Oct 2016

Proposed therapy cap ...

The Department of Developmental Disabilities Services would like to cut therapy limits for children on Medicaid from 180 minutes per week to 90 minutes, allowing more time only when deemed necessary. In a Tuesday meeting, Director Melissa Stone said the …
Posted On 27 Oct 2016

Eliminating oral ...

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Hispanic population is forecast to grow 43 percent by 2020 vs. 14 percent for the general population. Along with this growth will come a need for increased oral health services and education, …
Posted On 09 Oct 2016

Update shots for new ...

A new school year is already here and children’s shots need to be updated and you must show proof of immunizations. If documentation is not provided by October 1, student will be sent home and not allowed to return until …
Posted On 21 Aug 2016

Silver Diamine ...

A recent article in the New York Times, “A Cavity-Fighting Liquid Lets Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” highlighted use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as an alternative approach to treatment of cavities in children. The article highlighted that SDF was...
Posted On 18 Jul 2016
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