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.
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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.
A nearly $4 million grant will support efforts to improve health literacy and reduce health disparities among Latino and Marshallese communities in Northwest Arkansas.
A $1.4 million grant is supporting UAMS researchers who are studying the causes behind COVID-19’s devastating impact on minorities and developing plans to help increase vaccination rates.
Fully vaccinated Arkansas students no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to COVID-19. The policy change will reduce education loss, Gov. Hutchinson said.
BOHEMIA Cares is celebrating Men’s Health Month by hosting a series of virtual conversations focused on the physical and mental health of Black men.
Arkansans who get immunized can use their vaccination cards to redeem a lottery ticket or Arkansas Game and Fish Commission gift certificates.
A UAMS researcher has received a five-year, $1.27 grant to work toward developing treatment options for acute myeloid leukemia patients.
Arkansans 12-15 years old are now approved to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC is expected to provide additional guidance later this week.
A UAMS researcher will use a $2.46 million NIH grant to study a drug therapy that could reduce damage to donated kidneys during cold storage.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to vaccinate 50 percent of Arkansans in 90 days. Officials are hosting pop up clinics at malls and high school graduations to help meet that goal.
U.K. variant cases have tripled in the state prompting officials to reiterate the importance of Arkansans receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.