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Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

UAMS report: Blacks at 'significantly higher' risk of death from cancer, HIV

UAMS report: Blacks at 'significantly higher' risk of death from cancer, HIV

Health Status of African-Americans Detailed in  UAMS College of Public Health Report

LITTLE ROCK – Mortality rates of African-Americans were significantly higher than those of Caucasians for most cancers, HIV and homicide, but lower for motor vehicle crashes and suicide, according to a recent report compiled by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health.

That’s just one of many findings detailed in a joint study focusing on the health status of African-Americans in Arkansas compiled by UAMS and supported by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC), the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities and the Arkansas Prevention Research Center. The full report can be found here: www.uams.edu/coph/reports/ or www.arminorityhealth.com/reports_updates.html.

Community outpatient clinic moves to new facility

Community outpatient clinic moves to new facility

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. —The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System’s (CAVHS) Hot Springs Community Based Out-patient Clinic (CBOC) official ribbon cutting is noon on Aug. 10, 2012. The new facility is located at 177 Sawtooth Oak St., Hot Springs, AR 71901.  The main phone number for the new clinic is 501-520-6250.

Community-based out-patient clinic moves to new facility

Community-based out-patient clinic moves to new facility

 

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. —The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System’s (CAVHS) Hot Springs based Community Based Out-patient Clinic (CBOC) is moving into a brand new facility with services transitioning August 1, 2012. The new facility is located at 177 Sawtooth Oak St., Hot Springs, AR 71901.  The main phone number for the new clinic is 501-520-6250.

Mammography bus dedicated

Mammography bus dedicated

From St. Joseph's Mercy:

After more than two years, life-saving mobile mammography is back on the road in southwest and south central Arkansas.

On Tuesday afternoon, Mercy Hospital Hot Springs unveiled and dedicated the new Mercy Mobile Health Services Van before a crowd that included co-workers, volunteers and donors.

“Mammography rates are extremely low in Arkansas and by providing this service we can help get women to mammograms. That will ultimately save lives and that’s what we’re all about,” said Mercy Hot Springs President Tim Johnsen. “It has been a life-saver in many cases and the women of our communities very much need this service.”

The arrival of the health services van is the culmination of the work of the St.

Public event to discuss impact of President's healthcare act on Arkansas

Public event to discuss impact of President's healthcare act on Arkansas

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Dick Morris, a former advisor to Senator Trent Lott and President Bill Clinton and frequent Fox News commentator, will be in Hot Springs Friday to discuss the President’s healthcare act and its impact on Arkansas residents.

Morris will join Ben Domenech of the Heartland Institute and Teresa Oelke, Arkansas director of Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the Fountain Lake High School Auditorium, 4207 Park Ave.

Golf Against Cancer

Golf Against Cancer

MALVERN, Ark. -- The second annual Golf Against Cancer presents the "Four Person Scramble". The entry fee is $120 per team. There will be cash prizes for the top three teams. This event is sponsored by the HSCMC Relay for Life Team. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

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