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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted: 10/04/21

Little Rock, Ark. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is encouraging women to talk with their healthcare providers about getting screened.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women will develop breast cancer. It is the Read More

Office of Health Equity Assists in Hosting Booster Vaccination Clinics

Posted: 09/27/21

Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Health’s Office of Health Equity is partnering with cities to host community vaccination clinics for booster shots. Clinics will be open to eligible people needing Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots and to those who have not yet been fully vaccinated. Read More

Community Flu Vaccine Clinic Announced

Posted: 09/20/21

(Little Rock, Ark.) – On Friday], October 1, the North Little Rock Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will offer flu vaccinations at no charge at 2800 Willow Street, North Little Rock, AR, 72114, from 8:30am to 4:00pm. People should bring their insurance cards with them to the flu Read More

Statewide community flu vaccine clinics start Sept. 27

Posted: 09/20/21

(Little Rock, Ark.) – The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be providing flu vaccines across the state in preparation for the 2021-22 flu season starting Monday, September 27. Each county health unit in Arkansas will be hosting a community flu vaccine clinic, which is typically a day-long event Read More

ADH awarded Research Contract with the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and En

Posted: 09/03/21

Little Rock, Ark.--The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Arkansas Central Cancer Registry, was awarded a Base Contract for Research Support by the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program to collect high-quality population-based cancer data and report on cancer incidence, treatment, and survival Read More

ADH awarded Research Contract with the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and En

Posted: 09/03/21

Little Rock, Ark.--The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Arkansas Central Cancer Registry, was awarded a Base Contract for Research Support by the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program to collect high-quality population-based cancer data and report on cancer incidence, treatment, and survival Read More

Arkansas reports cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in horses

Posted: 09/02/21

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas has recently reported several cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in horses, which indicates the risk is present in local mosquitoes.

EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain. EEE is rare in humans; however, humans are susceptible to Read More

Arkansas reports cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in horses

Posted: 09/02/21

Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas has recently reported several cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in horses, which indicates the risk is present in local mosquitoes.

EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain. EEE is rare in humans; however, humans are susceptible to Read More

Summer Safety: Fireworks, Food, Swim, Heat, and COVID-19

Posted: 06/30/21

Little Rock, Ark. – The Fourth of July is this weekend, and it is important to remember safety precautions for fireworks, food, swimming, and heat along with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Precautions

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) encourages Read More

ADH urges Arkansans to take precautions during tick and mosquito season

Posted: 06/14/21

Little Rock, Ark. – As Arkansans plan to enjoy the outdoors during the coming summer months, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) stresses the importance of taking precautions against ticks and mosquitoes and the diseases they can carry.

Arkansas has some of the highest rates in the Read More

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