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New hepatitis A case involving food-service worker in Arkansas raises fresh alert

Walnut Ridge now included

The diagnosis of another northeast Arkansas food-service worker with hepatitis A prompted the state Department of Health on Tuesday to issue its second alert on the virus in less than a week.

2 flu deaths lift state toll to 219; fewer counties report cases

Two more flu-related deaths were reported in Arkansas in the past week, raising the state's death toll from the current season to 219, the state Department of Health reported Tuesday.

Another Arkansas food service worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

Another northeast Arkansas food service worker, this time in Lawrence County, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, the state Department of Health announced Tuesday.

4 food service workers diagnosed with hepatitis A in Arkansas outbreak

State health officials are urging all food service workers in Clay County, as well as people who recently ate at one gas station in particular, to get vaccinated against hepatitis A amid an outbreak that has infected a dozen Arkansans since February.

Group's request in Medicaid suit tossed by Arkansas judge

At issue are cuts to benefits under ARChoices program

A judge on Thursday rejected a request by an advocacy group and three disabled Arkansans to intervene in a lawsuit challenging reductions in home-based care provided to thousands of Medicaid recipients.

State Medicaid count shrinks; Arkansas Works program loses 3,600 enrollees in March

Enrollment in Arkansas' Medicaid expansion program, known as Arkansas Works, fell by 3,600 people from March 1 to April 1, the state Department of Human Services reported.

Two more deaths raise flu season's toll to 217 in Arkansas

33 counties report cases, a slight uptick

Two more flu-related deaths were reported to the state Department of Health in the past week, raising the death toll from the current flu season to 217.

Obesity plan to enroll state, school workers

$560,000 pilot project to sign up 2,000

A state board on Tuesday approved a pilot project allowing 2,000 state and public school employees to enroll in an online weight-loss program, with their health plans picking up the cost.

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Surgeon general speaks in Little Rock on state opioid-use rate

Arkansas has too many patients taking opioid pain medication and not enough who are getting flu shots, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in Little Rock on Thursday.

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U.S. surgeon general talks opioid prescriptions, flu shots during Little Rock talk

Arkansas needs to reduce the amount of opioid painkillers its doctors prescribe and increase the number of people who receive flu shots, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said in Little Rock on Thursday.