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Feb

27

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Arkansas Sees Tickborne Diseases

Posted by on February 27th, 2017 0 comments

Recently, the Arkansas Department of Health announced it had discovered two diagnosed cases of tickborne diseases, which meet the surveillance definition for Lyme disease–this is the first time the state has had cases that meet this definition in 10 years. Arkansas is generally considered a low-incidence state for Lyme disease, but several other tickborne diseases… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Consumer Health

Feb

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Arkansas Sees Flu Cases Rise

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments Tags: , ,

In the midst of flu season, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has announced the flu has become “widespread” in the state, meaning the disease has been reported in all areas of the state. As of Feb. 17, 19 people had died from flu-related illnesses, 11 more than the 2015-2016 flu season. ADH is urging… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Consumer Health, Public Health

Feb

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SCR Regional Highlight: University of Arkansas assists displaced Marshall Islands community

Posted by on February 21st, 2017 0 comments

In the Pacific Ocean near the equator and just west of the international dateline, there is a small country known as the Marshall Islands, which has a population of 53,000 inhabitants. Somewhat similarly, if you head to Springdale, Arkansas, located in the northwest corner of the state, you will find not only the Consulate of… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Disaster, General (all entries), Health Literacy, Outreach, Resources, Rural Health

Nov

15

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SCR Regional Highlight: Arkansas Offers Abundance of Healthy Outdoor Activities

Posted by on November 15th, 2016 0 comments

As many people know, every state within the U.S. has a nickname. California is the Golden State, Texas is the Lone Star State, and Florida is the Sunshine State. But what is Arkansas? Arkansas has been nicknamed the Natural State. Does it seem odd? It shouldn’t. Arkansas was nicknamed the Natural State because it is… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, SCR Regional Highlight

Oct

27

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Arkansas Mumps Outbreak Growing

Posted by on October 27th, 2016 0 comments

Northwest Arkansas has seen an increasing number of mumps cases in the last month. As of Oct. 12, there were 492 individuals involved. The majority of the individuals involved are children, and more than 30 schools in Arkansas have reported one ore more of these cases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, Public Health

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