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