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Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members who have not yet received their flu shots can do so at select store and club locations in the Little Rock area.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists will administer flu shots for individuals 18 and older. In addition to flu shots, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists are able to provide immunizations for the top vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including:

  • Pneumonia (pneumococcal)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • HPV (human papilloma virus)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningitis (meningococcal)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough

 Locations offering immunizations include:

Health Department, pharmacists urge Arkansans to get a flu shot

Health Department, pharmacists urge Arkansans to get a flu shot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH)– The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA) urge unvaccinated people to get their flu shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week, December  9-13.

According to ADH’s Comprehensive Influenza Report and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) FluView surveillance, the number of reported influenza cases increased greatly during the 2012-2013 influenza season. ADH’s Jennifer Dillaha, M.D., Medical Director for Immunizations, said, “Arkansas’s 2011-2012 influenza season was the worst flu season in over 30 years. During last year’s flu season, we had a higher rate of flu-related deaths in children than any state in the nation.”

Campbell slated to speak at Camp iRock

Campbell slated to speak at Camp iRock

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Protect yourself during tick season

Protect yourself during tick season

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas has some of the highest levels of tick-related illnesses of any state in the nation and we are expecting another big year. In 2012, over 900 cases of tick-related illness were reported to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). Five of these cases resulted in death. Cases were found in 63 counties, with illnesses occurring every month of the year but peaking in June. Because many of these illnesses go unreported, the actual number of persons sick from tick-related illness is much higher.

According to Susan Weinstein, DVM, MPH, Zoonotic Disease Section Chief at ADH, “Tick-related illnesses are serious and can be deadly if not treated properly. It is very important that people realize the seriousness of the infections that some ticks can carry, and to see their doctor if ill. Thankfully, we can prevent many of these infections if we become aware of the risks and take some simple precautions.”

Maori healers to stop in Hot Springs

Maori healers to stop in Hot Springs

When coming to the United States the Maori Healers usually stop in large metropolitan areas such as New York or Los Angeles, but this tour will have a rare stop in Hot Springs.

The Maori Healers began their worldwide travel, bringing the ancient wisdom of Aotearoa to people all over the globe, in 2000. The work began when Hohepa Delamere (Papa Joe), who has since passed, and Atarangi Muru felt the call to bring their special lineage of indigenous healing work to the thousands of people they have since touched. They work on the spiritual, emotional and physical levels offering deep tissue and energy work known as Mirimiri and Romiromi. They provide a truly unique and unforgettable experience for all they serve. To learn more about their work visit www.maorihealers.com.

Hot Springs to support health initiative

Hot Springs to support health initiative

 

Hot Springs will be the first community in the country to offer city-wide support of the  Million Hearts initiativeT  Feb. 15 when it hosts a health fair to raise public awareness of heart disease and stroke - two of the leading causes of death in the United States and Arkansas. Million Hearts is a national health initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes over a five-year period. The heart-wise happening will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. at the Hot Springs YMCA, located at 130 Werner St. Lt. Gov. Mark Darr will be the keynote speaker.

      "Too many men and women in our community are dying from heart disease and stroke," said Dean Ehrenheim, YMCA chief executive officer.  "By raising awareness and helping people take simple steps - appropriate aspirin therapy, blood pressure control, cholesterol management and not smoking - we can all live healthier, more productive lives."

Warming centers open in Hot Springs

Warming centers open in Hot Springs

The warming center at First Church of Nazarene at 3804 Central Avenue and a second one, Faith Point Ministries at 440 Broadway, are both open NOW and will remain open throughout today and tonight, for citizens that need a warming center.

(Source: Garland County Sheriff's Dept.)