After a significant decline last summer, routine childhood immunization rates in Arkansas have increased. Kids are required to receive vaccines for diseases like chickenpox and measles before entering kindergarten.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture will increase SNAP benefits effective Oct. 1. Officials estimate Arkansans will see an increase of $145.
All 4 Arkansas HBCUs are taking steps to protect students against COVID-19 this fall including requiring masks and providing financial incentives for vaccinations.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will offer a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to its moderately and severely immunocompromised patients. Appointments are required.
At least 80 Arkansas school districts are implementing mask mandates to start the school year. The requirements vary between districts.
The Arkansas Department of Health is receiving a $1.3 million grant to support respite services for caregivers.
A new UAMS study found African Americans have the most hesitancy about the COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers say understanding hesitancy is key to reducing health inequities.
Officials are launching initiatives to vaccinate Medicaid recipients and eligible children as COVID-19 hospitalizations and ventilated patients reach an all-time high in Arkansas.
Health Secretary Dr. José Romero recommends school children wear masks as COVID-19 cases increase in young Arkansans.
There are fewer than 40 ICU beds available due to a surge of COVID-19 patients in Arkansas during the last month.
Gov. Hutchinson has declared a public health emergency and is calling legislators into a special session to amend a law to allow school districts to implement mask mandates.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital reported a record number of COVID-19 patients July 27 as hospitalizations surpassed 1,000 statewide.
Governor Asa Hutchinson is hosting more COVID-19 community conversations this week in Mountain Home, Dumas, Heber Springs and Siloam Springs.
59 Rural Health Clinics in Arkansas have received nearly $3 million in federal funding to support efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in rural communities.
A new UAMS study finds Hispanic and Black Arkansans are more likely than white Arkansans to have COVID-19 antibodies. Researchers say the findings underscore importance of vaccinations.
More than $9 million in federal funding will support COVID-19 testing and mitigation at 35 small rural hospitals in Arkansas.
UAMS researchers will use a $1.36 million grant to develop a noninvasive means of detecting weaknesses in a pregnant woman’s pelvic floor muscles that could lead to injury while giving birth.
A study by a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences student found significant racial and ethnic disparities among individuals in leadership positions at cancer centers.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson continues his series of COVID community conversations this week with discussions in Blytheville, Forrest City and Texarkana.
Mercy will soon require employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement comes as the Delta variant spreads across Arkansas, leading to increased hospitalizations.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced two new strategies to combat vaccine hesitancy after the state saw its largest single-day increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations since January.
Arkansas Blood Institute’s blood supply remains at a critical level heading into the July 4th holiday weekend. The nonprofit supports inventory for patients in more than 40 hospitals, medical facilities and air ambulances statewide.
UAMS Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson says the highly transmissible Delta variant is contributing to a substantial increase in COVID-19 cases and may be leading to a third wave of the pandemic in Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Cooperative Extension Program has received a nearly $27,00 grant to address health disparities among rural and underserved communities.
UAMS is seeking participants for its first Phase 1 cancer clinical trial. Researchers are testing a new way to protect hearts while treating cancer.