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  • Health agency warns of fake restaurant inspectors

    Health agency warns of fake restaurant inspectors

    Friday, June 27 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-06-27 16:21:39 GMT
    The Arkansas Department of Health says it's received several reports of people posing as fraudulent restaurant inspectors.More >>
    The Arkansas Department of Health says it's received several reports of people posing as fraudulent restaurant inspectors.More >>
  • New type of mosquito virus could harm Arkansas

    New type of mosquito virus could harm Arkansas

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-06-26 02:46:40 GMT
    Little Rock (KATV) – A new mosquito born virus is starting to spread across the county and could soon threaten parts of Arkansas. Several outbreaks of Chikungunya have been reported from American travelers coming back from the Caribbean with the virus. The Arkansas Health Department confirmed one person from the Natural State is carrying Chikungunya.  More >>
    Little Rock (KATV) – A new mosquito born virus is starting to spread across the county and could soon threaten parts of Arkansas. Several outbreaks of Chikungunya have been reported from American travelers coming back from the Caribbean with the virus. The Arkansas Health Department confirmed one person from the Natural State is carrying Chikungunya.  More >>
  • Swimming spots closed due to high levels of E. coli

    Swimming spots closed due to high levels of E. coli

    Wednesday, June 25 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-06-25 21:51:57 GMT
    Some popular swimming spots for the summer are temporarily closed because of high levels of E. coli.More >>
    Some popular swimming spots for the summer are temporarily closed because of high levels of E. coli.More >>
  • Baptist Health Doctor Explains the Importance of Wearing a Helmet

    Baptist Health Doctor Explains the Importance of Wearing a Helmet

  • UA biomedical researcher awarded national grant

    UA biomedical researcher awarded national grant

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year grant to a University of Arkansas biomedical engineering researcher and his research team.More >>
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year grant to a University of Arkansas biomedical engineering researcher and his research team.More >>
  • Medicine With Moursi

    Medicine With Moursi

  • Sitting too long can lead to cancer?

    Sitting too long can lead to cancer?

  • Program at Baptist helping African American women

    Program at Baptist helping African American women

    Thursday, June 19 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-06-19 20:41:01 GMT
    For African American women, the "step, step, step," of the Zumba instructor is the sound of change:A change in their eating habits, and lifestyle. It's being guided by the "Sister to Sister" program, a free 8 week offering from Baptist Community Outreach. Rachel White, a Baptist R.N. explain, "It's also a preventive measure to keep people healthy and up on their feet, and to move more, eat better, and feel better."Nearly 4 of 5 African American women are overweight, or obese, the highest rate...More >>
    For African American women, the "step, step, step," of the Zumba instructor is the sound of change:A change in their eating habits, and lifestyle. It's being guided by the "Sister to Sister" program, a free 8 week offering from Baptist Community Outreach. Rachel White, a Baptist R.N. explain, "It's also a preventive measure to keep people healthy and up on their feet, and to move more, eat better, and feel better."Nearly 4 of 5 African American women are overweight, or obese, the highest rate...More >>
  • Nursing home advocates push for pets for residents

    Nursing home advocates push for pets for residents

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-06-19 02:39:01 GMT
    Animal experts say having a pet is good for you. They give you unconditional love, and can help you overcome sadness. That's some of the reasoning behind a push in Arkansas to provide nursing home residents with adopted dogs to live with them in the home. The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Arkansas Innovative Performance Program are encouraging other homes to bring in permanent pets. Steve Shuler, with Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, introduced us to Buddy at a symposium...More >>
    Animal experts say having a pet is good for you. They give you unconditional love, and can help you overcome sadness. That's some of the reasoning behind a push in Arkansas to provide nursing home residents with adopted dogs to live with them in the home. The Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care and the Arkansas Innovative Performance Program are encouraging other homes to bring in permanent pets. Steve Shuler, with Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, introduced us to Buddy at a symposium...More >>
  • Human "Milk Depot" opens in Clinton

    Human "Milk Depot" opens in Clinton

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-06-18 03:56:15 GMT
    New mothers in the River Valley area are able to help with the growing demand for breast milk with a new milk depot.More >>
    New mothers in the River Valley area are able to help with the growing demand for breast milk with a new milk depot.More >>
  • Hair braiders to challenge cosmetology law

    Hair braiders to challenge cosmetology law

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:14:24 GMT
    Two St. Louis hair braiders are challenging the state of Missouri's cosmetology licensing requirements as part of a series of lawsuits coordinated by a national legal foundation.More >>
    Two St. Louis hair braiders are challenging the state of Missouri's cosmetology licensing requirements as part of a series of lawsuits coordinated by a national legal foundation.More >>
  • Study: Electronic gadgets cause insomnia

    Study: Electronic gadgets cause insomnia

    Monday, June 16 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-06-17 02:16:25 GMT
    A 2013 study finds late night use of computers and mobile phones is related to insomnia.More >>
    A 2013 study finds late night use of computers and mobile phones is related to insomnia.More >>
  • New mosquito virus detected in United States

    New mosquito virus detected in United States

    New mosquito virus detected in United States

    New mosquito virus detected in United StatesMore >>
    New mosquito virus detected in United StatesMore >>
  • Arkansan recovering from swine flu

    Arkansan recovering from swine flu

  • Arkansas ranks next to last in emergency health care

    Arkansas ranks next to last in emergency health care

    Thursday, June 5 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-06-05 18:50:14 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- When it comes to an emergency there's no time to waste especially when we're talking about health care, but according to national research by doctors, Arkansas is failing. ArkansasMore >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- When it comes to an emergency there's no time to waste especially when we're talking about health care, but according to national research by doctors, Arkansas is failing.More >>
  • Heart health system aims to combat major killer of Arkansans

    Heart health system aims to combat major killer of Arkansans

    Thursday, June 5 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-06-05 18:49:15 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- Heart disease hits people everyday around the nation and Arkansans know that all too well because our state has the fifth-highest death rate from heart disease. The Arkansas HeartMore >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- Heart disease hits people everyday around the nation and Arkansans know that all too well because our state has the fifth-highest death rate from heart disease.More >>
  • Baptist Health extends healthcare outside hospital walls

    Baptist Health extends healthcare outside hospital walls

    Thursday, May 29 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-05-29 20:13:16 GMT
    A vibrant and active life is on display at the Bryant Senior Center, and an effort of the Baptist Health system aims to keep it that way, with a free wellness clinic, set up there once a month. "We do blood pressure screenings, blood sugar screenings. We do cholesterol screenings. We'll do flu shots in the fall. And we do diabetes risk assessments at this wellness center," said Teresa Conner with Baptist Health Community Outreach.If the seniors score high on the risk assessment test, they'll ...More >>
    A vibrant and active life is on display at the Bryant Senior Center, and an effort of the Baptist Health system aims to keep it that way, with a free wellness clinic, set up there once a month. "We do blood pressure screenings, blood sugar screenings. We do cholesterol screenings. We'll do flu shots in the fall. And we do diabetes risk assessments at this wellness center," said Teresa Conner with Baptist Health Community Outreach.If the seniors score high on the risk assessment test, they'll ...More >>
  • One of the smallest heart pumps in the world used in Little Rock

    One of the smallest heart pumps in the world used in Little Rock

    One of the smallest heart pumps in the world used in Little Rock

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:00:13 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--It’s one of the smallest heart pumps in the world and it's being used right here in Little Rock.It's called the Impella, paving the way for extra time to heal and prep for a new heart.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--It’s one of the smallest heart pumps in the world and it's being used right here in Little Rock.It's called the Impella, paving the way for extra time to heal and prep for a new heart.More >>
  • Car crash risk may go up during pregnancy

    Car crash risk may go up during pregnancy

    A woman's risk of having a serious car accident may increase in her second trimester of pregnancy, a large new Canadian study suggests.More >>
    A woman's risk of having a serious car accident may increase in her second trimester of pregnancy, a large new Canadian study suggests.More >>
  • Medflight celebrates 30th year of service

    Medflight celebrates 30th year of service

    Monday, May 5 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-05-06 02:46:51 GMT
    The Baptist Health program is celebrating their 30th anniversary. A program that started back in May of 1984 has changed the way Arkansas looks at health care for the better. Some of the staff has been on the top floor of the ER near the landing pad since it all started. “But back then we would use an old Huey helicopter from the air force base.” Said flight nurse Pat Humm, “We would only fly for trauma patients. In the month of April, the 1.2 million dollar helicopter made 42 flights, inclu...More >>
    The Baptist Health program is celebrating their 30th anniversary. A program that started back in May of 1984 has changed the way Arkansas looks at health care for the better. Some of the staff has been on the top floor of the ER near the landing pad since it all started. “But back then we would use an old Huey helicopter from the air force base.” Said flight nurse Pat Humm, “We would only fly for trauma patients. In the month of April, the 1.2 million dollar helicopter made 42 flights, inclu...More >>
  • Conway Regional Health System begins discussions with St. Vincent for partnership

    Conway Regional Health System begins discussions with St. Vincent for partnership

    Thursday, May 1 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-05-01 19:32:07 GMT
    The Conway Regional Health System Board of Directors announced today that it plans to enter into exclusive strategic affiliation discussions with St. Vincent Health System of Little Rock,.It's anticipated that the organizations will form a partnership to strengthen their market presence and enhance quality. Officials say this will not be a sale or acquisition. Both St. Vincent and Conway Regional will retain their autonomy, individual identities and separate corporate governance structures.In...More >>
    The Conway Regional Health System Board of Directors announced today that it plans to enter into exclusive strategic affiliation discussions with St. Vincent Health System of Little Rock,.It's anticipated that the organizations will form a partnership to strengthen their market presence and enhance quality. Officials say this will not be a sale or acquisition. Both St. Vincent and Conway Regional will retain their autonomy, individual identities and separate corporate governance structures.In...More >>
  • Arkansas group to release new data on child health

    Arkansas group to release new data on child health

    Thursday, May 1 2014 9:37 AM EDT2014-05-01 13:37:16 GMT
    An Arkansas advocacy group is scheduled to release new data on the health of the state's children.More >>
    An Arkansas advocacy group is scheduled to release new data on the health of the state's children.More >>
  • UPDATE: London doctor to lead UAMS cancer center

    UPDATE: London doctor to lead UAMS cancer center

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:15:44 GMT
    Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Gov. Mike Beebe are expected to make an announcement about a cancer center in Little Rock.More >>
    Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Gov. Mike Beebe are expected to make an announcement about a cancer center in Little Rock.More >>
  • UAMS cancer center receives $20M in contributions

    UAMS cancer center receives $20M in contributions

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:11 GMT
    Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock say one of its cancer centers has received about $20 million in state funding and philanthropic contributions.More >>
    Officials with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock say one of its cancer centers has received about $20 million in state funding and philanthropic contributions.More >>
  • Baptist Health opening 17th community wellness center

    Baptist Health opening 17th community wellness center

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:43:14 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV, Source: Baptist Health) Last year Baptist Health's community wellness centers provided screenings and health services for more than 10,600 underserved Arkansans. Now even more patientsMore >>
    This new church-based center will be open the second Monday of the month from 3 to 6 p.m. at 1215 South Schiller Street and is operated by community health nurses.More >>
  • New report outlines state of health care for AR children

    New report outlines state of health care for AR children

    Thursday, March 13 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-03-13 17:31:50 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas children are more likely to receive preventive dental care, immunizations and mental health services than they were just seven years ago, according to a comprehensive report releasedMore >>
    Arkansas children are more likely to receive preventive dental care, immunizations and mental health services than they were just seven years agoMore >>
  • Woman celebrates 25 years with same transplanted kidney

    Woman celebrates 25 years with same transplanted kidney

    Friday, February 28 2014 5:24 PM EST2014-02-28 22:24:23 GMT
    An anniversary celebration at Baptist Hospital this week. It was not for a marriage, or for years of service, but for a surgery. 25 years ago this month, doctors performed the first kidney transplantMore >>
    An anniversary celebration at Baptist Hospital this week. It was not for a marriage, or for years of service, but for a surgery. 25 years ago this month, doctors performed the first kidney transplantMore >>
  • Health official: Arkansas flu death toll at 25

    Health official: Arkansas flu death toll at 25

    Monday, January 27 2014 1:54 PM EST2014-01-27 18:54:44 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) — The current flu season in Arkansas has claimed at least 25 lives and is accounting for an unusually high percentage of doctor and hospital visits, a state healthMore >>
    LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) — The current flu season in Arkansas has claimed at least 25 lives and is accounting for an unusually high percentage of doctor and hospital visits, a state healthMore >>
  • Fort Smith flu shot clinic runs out of vaccine

    Fort Smith flu shot clinic runs out of vaccine

    Friday, January 17 2014 7:03 PM EST2014-01-18 00:03:33 GMT
    FORT SMITH - A flu shot clinic in Fort Smith that was offering free shots ran out of flu vaccine just two hours into the event.More >>
    FORT SMITH - A flu shot clinic in Fort Smith that was offering free shots ran out of flu vaccine just two hours into the event.More >>
  • FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants

    FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help predict intellectual disabilities in infants by analyzing their genetic code.More >>
    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help predict intellectual disabilities in infants by analyzing their genetic code.More >>
  • Day care workers not required to get flu vaccine

    Day care workers not required to get flu vaccine

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:49 PM EST2014-01-17 23:49:30 GMT
    When Cooper Hayes came home with the flu, his mom, Elizabeth, was baffled by where he could have picked up the virus because even her extended family was vaccinated.
    More >>
    When Cooper Hayes came home with the flu, his mom, Elizabeth, was baffled by where he could have picked up the virus because even her extended family was vaccinated but when she questioned her daycare she learned they were not required to take that same precaution.More >>
  • Cheerios dropping GMO's

    Cheerios dropping GMO's

    General Mills said they will begin making the original Cheerios without ingredients containing GMO's - genetically modified organisms.More >>
    General Mills said they will begin making the original Cheerios without ingredients containing GMO's - genetically modified organisms.More >>
  • Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely

    Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The bill for delivering a healthy baby varies enormously among California hospitals, with new mothers facing cost differencesMore >>
    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The bill for delivering a healthy baby varies enormously among California hospitals, with new mothers facing cost differencesMore >>
  • CDC: Flu "widespread" in Arkansas and the southeast

    CDC: Flu "widespread" in Arkansas and the southeast

    Friday, January 3 2014 5:10 PM EST2014-01-03 22:10:14 GMT
    The flu is spreading in Arkansas and the southeast, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Widespread activity was reported in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois,More >>
    Seven Arkansans have already died from the flu this season.More >>
  • Study dispels 'obesity paradox' idea for diabetics

    Study dispels 'obesity paradox' idea for diabetics

    Thursday, January 16 2014 12:45 PM EST2014-01-16 17:45:56 GMT
    The "obesity paradox" - the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes - seems to be a myth, researchers report.More >>
    The "obesity paradox" - the controversial notion that being overweight might actually be healthier for some people with diabetes - seems to be a myth, researchers report. A major study finds there's no survival advantage to being large, and a disadvantage to being very large.More >>
  • Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

    Gov't: Birth control mandate should not be blocked

    Friday, January 3 2014 11:57 AM EST2014-01-03 16:57:58 GMT
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says a Supreme Court justice should stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.More >>
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says a Supreme Court justice should stop blocking the new health care law's requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.More >>
  • Special election bodes ill for Ark. health plan

    Special election bodes ill for Ark. health plan

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 3:58 PM EST2014-01-15 20:58:39 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK - A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats who had hoped to rebound from recent losses at the polls.More >>
  • Family of flu death victim in Arkansas speak out

    Family of flu death victim in Arkansas speak out

    Thursday, January 2 2014 7:12 PM EST2014-01-03 00:12:11 GMT
    CONWAY - Seven Arkansans have died from the flu this season, according to the Arkansas Department of Health reports. One of those was 64-year-old Doris Wooley of Conway, who died the day after Christmas.More >>
    CONWAY - Seven Arkansans have died from the flu this season, according to the Arkansas Department of Health reports. One of those was 64-year-old Doris Wooley of Conway, who died the day after Christmas after contracting the flu and then pneumonia.More >>
  • UAMS hosting LGBT health care event January 16

    UAMS hosting LGBT health care event January 16

    Friday, January 10 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-01-10 22:59:58 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK - UAMS will hold a free conference next Thursday focusing on health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - UAMS will hold a free conference next Thursday focusing on health care disparities in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population.More >>
  • Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

    Lung cancer scans urged for some smokers, not all

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 11:06 AM EST2014-01-01 16:06:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON - Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday.More >>
    WASHINGTON - Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation's top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday - even as they stressed that the tests aren't for everyone.More >>
  • Severe winter weather impacts Red Cross blood collections

    Severe winter weather impacts Red Cross blood collections

    Thursday, January 9 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-01-09 17:40:48 GMT
    (KATV, Source: Red Cross) The winter weather has forced the American Red Cross to cancel about 300 blood drives in 25 states, including Arkansas. Spokesperson Marci Manley says, "That has led to a shortfallMore >>
    The winter weather has forced the American Red Cross to cancel about 300 blood drives. That has led to a shortfall of about 8,800 blood and platelet donations. Blood types O, A negative and B negative are urgently needed.More >>
  • Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

    Justice delays health law's birth control mandate

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 10:43 AM EST2014-01-01 15:43:53 GMT
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide insurance that includes birth control.More >>
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has thrown a hitch into President Barack Obama's new health care law by blocking a requirement that some religion-affiliated organizations provide health insurance that includes birth control.More >>
  • 3 more flu deaths last week, Ark. total flu deaths now 10

    3 more flu deaths last week, Ark. total flu deaths now 10

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 6:14 PM EST2014-01-07 23:14:46 GMT
    The flu claimed three more lives last week, bringing the total number of confirmed flu deaths in the state to ten. Last year was the worst year on record for flu deaths. But Arkansas Department of HealthMore >>
    The flu claimed three more lives last week, bringing the total number of confirmed flu deaths in the state to ten. Last year was the worst year on record for flu deaths. But Arkansas Department of HealthMore >>
  • Free medical clinic ends services

    Free medical clinic ends services

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 2:47 PM EST2013-12-31 19:47:42 GMT
    MORRILTON - The Conway County Christian Clinic, a free medical clinic serving Conway and Perry counties, held its last clinic Thursday night.More >>
    MORRILTON - The Conway County Christian Clinic, a free medical clinic serving Conway and Perry counties, held its last clinic Thursday night.More >>
  • Keeping kids safe in cold weather

    Keeping kids safe in cold weather

    Kids love to play out in the snow, but if they're not dressed properly, it can create a dangerous situation.More >>
    Kids love to play out in the snow, but if they're not dressed properly, it can create a dangerous situation.More >>
  • Deadly start to Arkansas flu season

    Deadly start to Arkansas flu season

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:50 PM EST2013-12-30 23:50:55 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- A deadly start to the flu season in Arkansas as the state health department reported five people have died from the illness. To make matter more worrisome is health officials admitMore >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- A deadly start to the flu season in Arkansas as the state health department reported five people have died from the illness.More >>
  • Calorie counts coming to vending machines

    Calorie counts coming to vending machines

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:01 PM EST2013-12-30 23:01:00 GMT
    New FDA regulations starting early next year will be similar to the calorie count menus in restaurants.More >>
    New FDA regulations starting early next year will be similar to the calorie count menus in restaurants.More >>
  • "Obamacare" enrollment surges, still below government goals

    "Obamacare" enrollment surges, still below government goals

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-30 23:29:57 GMT
    WASHINGTON - There's been a surge in enrollment in the federal health care program, but the numbers still fall short of the Obama administration's goal for January 1.More >>
    WASHINGTON - There's been a surge in enrollment in the federal health care program, but the numbers still fall short of the Obama administration's goal for January 1.More >>
  • Healthcare exchange deadline extended

    Healthcare exchange deadline extended

    Monday, December 23 2013 7:25 PM EST2013-12-24 00:25:18 GMT
    (KATV)-The Obama Administration announced a delay in the Monday sign-up deadline in order to receive insurance through the federal healthcare exchange beginning Jan. 1. It was extended to Tuesday at midnight.More >>
    (KATV)-The Obama Administration announced a delay in the Monday sign-up deadline in order to receive insurance through the federal healthcare exchange beginning Jan. 1. It was extended to Tuesday at midnight.More >>
  • UPDATE: Clinton helps unveil central Ark. health initiative

    UPDATE: Clinton helps unveil central Ark. health initiative

    Thursday, December 19 2013 6:51 PM EST2013-12-19 23:51:37 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK - Former President Bill Clinton spoke in Little Rock Thursday and released a blueprint for action aimed at making Arkansas a healthier state.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - Former President Bill Clinton spoke in Little Rock Thursday and released a blueprint for action aimed at making Arkansas a healthier state.More >>
  • Drug blocks HIV in lab study, human tests planned

    Drug blocks HIV in lab study, human tests planned

    Thursday, December 19 2013 4:36 PM EST2013-12-19 21:36:02 GMT
    NEW YORK - Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it's possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.More >>
    NEW YORK - Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it's possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.More >>
  • FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly

    FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly

    Thursday, December 19 2013 4:29 PM EST2013-12-19 21:29:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.More >>
    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.More >>
  • New advice on blood pressure in older adults creates controversy

    New advice on blood pressure in older adults creates controversy

    Thursday, December 19 2013 12:44 PM EST2013-12-19 17:44:37 GMT
    CHICAGO - New treatment guidelines from an expert panel say many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, but not all experts agree - including the federal agency that appointed the group.
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    CHICAGO - Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. But not all experts are on board with the advice - including the federal agency that appointed the group.More >>
  • More than 86K Arkansans apply for private option

    More than 86K Arkansans apply for private option

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 5:31 PM EST2013-12-18 22:31:05 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK - More than 86,000 Arkansas residents have applied for health insurance under a state plan to use Medicaid expansion money to provide the coverage.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - More than 86,000 Arkansas residents have applied for health insurance under a state plan to use Medicaid expansion money to provide the coverage.More >>

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