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  • From wheelchair to the Boston Marathon

    From wheelchair to the Boston Marathon

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:58 AM EDT2017-05-25 10:58:38 GMT

    In April, Williams Baptist cross country runner Alex Van Herpen competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon. An incredible feat. Learning about his path to get there, it stopped me in my tracks. Five years ago Alex was bound to a wheelchair. in January of 2011, he was diagnosed with strep throat, the flu and mono all within a two week period. For five months Alex was bound to a wheel chair. One day he just got up and walked. Medical experts had no explanation for any of it.  ...

    In April, Williams Baptist cross country runner Alex Van Herpen competed in the prestigious Boston Marathon. An incredible feat. Learning about his path to get there, it stopped me in my tracks. Five years ago Alex was bound to a wheelchair. in January of 2011, he was diagnosed with strep throat, the flu and mono all within a two week period. For five months Alex was bound to a wheel chair. One day he just got up and walked. Medical experts had no explanation for any of it.  ...

  • Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

    Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-05-20 13:02:50 GMT
    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-05-20 13:02:50 GMT
    A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did.
    A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did.
  • Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills

    Region 8 News Investigation: People, Pain, Pills

    Friday, May 19 2017 6:23 AM EDT2017-05-19 10:23:31 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Chances are someone you know is battling an addiction to prescription pain pills. The nationwide epidemic has led states, like Arkansas, to create new legislation to combat the problem. 

    Chances are someone you know is battling an addiction to prescription pain pills. The nationwide epidemic has led states, like Arkansas, to create new legislation to combat the problem. 

  • Stealthing: Men remove condom during sex

    Stealthing: Men remove condom during sex

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-18 04:29:07 GMT
    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-05-18 04:29:07 GMT

    Across the United States, lawmakers and criminal justice experts say more needs to be done to protect the public from stealthing, the practice of men removing condoms during sex without consent. 

    Across the United States, lawmakers and criminal justice experts say more needs to be done to protect the public from stealthing, the practice of men removing condoms during sex without consent. 

  • Antibiotic-resistant superbug abundant in Houston

    Antibiotic-resistant superbug abundant in Houston

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-05-17 12:44:18 GMT
    Wednesday, May 17 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-05-17 13:33:38 GMT

    Scientists don't know why so many cases were found in the nation's fourth-largest city, but they are studying it. The greater Houston area has a population of about 6 million.

    Scientists don't know why so many cases were found in the nation's fourth-largest city, but they are studying it. The greater Houston area has a population of about 6 million.

  • Doctor warns about health hazards during flood cleanup

    Doctor warns about health hazards during flood cleanup

    Monday, May 15 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-05-15 22:33:57 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    As the cleanup continues in Region 8 after major flooding, volunteers are pouring into areas like Randolph County to help with the recovery.

    As the cleanup continues in Region 8 after major flooding, volunteers are pouring into areas like Randolph County to help with the recovery.

  • Health inspectors: Sinks are for hand washing only, not food prep

    Health inspectors: Sinks are for hand washing only, not food prep

    Friday, May 12 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-05-12 15:25:52 GMT
    Friday, May 12 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-05-12 16:25:41 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Craighead County health inspectors say two restaurants need to stop using their hand washing sinks for reasons other than washing their hands.

    Craighead County health inspectors say two restaurants need to stop using their hand washing sinks for reasons other than washing their hands.

  • Service dog brings new hope for family coping with son's autism

    Service dog brings new hope for family coping with son's autism

    Thursday, May 11 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-05-11 14:11:48 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-05-11 16:53:46 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A Region 8 family added another mouth to feed to their household in hopes of helping their son with autism.  

    A Region 8 family added another mouth to feed to their household in hopes of helping their son with autism.  

  • Race for the Cure succeeds in Jonesboro

    Race for the Cure succeeds in Jonesboro

    Saturday, May 6 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-05-07 02:12:27 GMT
    Sunday, May 7 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-05-07 12:14:33 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The color pink filled Jonesboro Saturday as runners participated in Northeast Arkansas’s first Race for the Cure on Saturday.?

    The color pink filled Jonesboro Saturday as runners participated in Northeast Arkansas’s first Race for the Cure on Saturday.?

  • The women behind the NEA Race for the Cure

    The women behind the NEA Race for the Cure

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-05-06 00:44:38 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:42:59 GMT
    Julie Isaacson, Jane McDaniel and Candace Cooper meet one last time before the Komen Race. (KAIT-TV)Julie Isaacson, Jane McDaniel and Candace Cooper meet one last time before the Komen Race. (KAIT-TV)

    “More Than Pink” planners share their passion, motivation and hopes for inaugural event.

    “More Than Pink” planners share their passion, motivation and hopes for inaugural event.

  • Male breast cancer: Region 8 man shares battle with hopes to reach out to other men

    Male breast cancer: Region 8 man shares battle with hopes to reach out to other men

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-05-05 15:10:00 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 12:14 PM EDT2017-05-05 16:14:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    When people think about those battling cancer, they typically think about women battling the disease. However, men can also become victims of breast cancer.

    When people think about those battling cancer, they typically think about women battling the disease. However, men can also become victims of breast cancer.

  • Craighead County health inspections: May 5, 2017

    Craighead County health inspections: May 5, 2017

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-05-05 15:00:11 GMT
    Friday, May 5 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-05-05 15:55:26 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Craighead County health inspections for the week ending Friday, May 5.

    Craighead County health inspections for the week ending Friday, May 5.

  • 2,200 participate in dental clinic

    2,200 participate in dental clinic

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-03-02 03:01:46 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-05-04 23:34:13 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    It was a chance to get free dental care, no questions asked.

    It was a chance to get free dental care, no questions asked.

  • Arkansas governor signs new Medicaid plan restrictions

    Arkansas governor signs new Medicaid plan restrictions

    Thursday, May 4 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-05-04 16:47:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a plan to scale back the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion that would move 60,000 people off the program and impose a work requirement on some remaining participants.

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a plan to scale back the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion that would move 60,000 people off the program and impose a work requirement on some remaining participants.

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Dangerous bacterial disease causes major concern with pet owners

    SPECIAL REPORT: Dangerous bacterial disease causes major concern with pet owners

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-05-02 20:22:18 GMT

    A dangerous bacterial disease has pet owners everywhere worried about the safety of their animals. Potentially deadly to both humans and canines, Leptospirosis is found across the country.

    A dangerous bacterial disease has pet owners everywhere worried about the safety of their animals. Potentially deadly to both humans and canines, Leptospirosis is found across the country.

  • Arkansas Board of Health approves marijuana-user rules

    Arkansas Board of Health approves marijuana-user rules

    Friday, April 28 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-04-28 17:33:21 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Health has unanimously approved rules that govern the issuance of marijuana-user registration cards, and the labeling and testing of the drug.      Robert Brech, the Department of Health's chief attorney, tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2ptmqy5 ) the department's staff made a few technical revisions since receiving board approval in January before submitting the final version of the rules Thursday.  ...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Board of Health has unanimously approved rules that govern the issuance of marijuana-user registration cards, and the labeling and testing of the drug.      Robert Brech, the Department of Health's chief attorney, tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2ptmqy5 ) the department's staff made a few technical revisions since receiving board approval in January before submitting the final version of the rules Thursday.  ...
  • Health inspectors find dirty kitchens during recent visits

    Health inspectors find dirty kitchens during recent visits

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-04-21 15:28:31 GMT
    Friday, April 21 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-04-21 17:33:28 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Craighead County health inspectors found dirty kitchens and out-of-temperature food during the week ending April 21.

    Craighead County health inspectors found dirty kitchens and out-of-temperature food during the week ending April 21.

  • A Better Region 8: St. Bernards Health & Fitness Expo

    A Better Region 8: St. Bernards Health & Fitness Expo

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-04-18 11:46:28 GMT
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    The 10th Annual Expo is just days away. It is the region's largest health and fitness event – and it's all about how you and your family can be healthier.

    The 10th Annual Expo is just days away. It is the region's largest health and fitness event – and it's all about how you and your family can be healthier.

  • Food recalls: What you should know

    Food recalls: What you should know

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:07:46 GMT
    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:07:46 GMT

    Timely reporting of problems helps the FDA to act quickly when food makes you sick.

    Timely reporting of problems helps the FDA to act quickly when food makes you sick.

  • ArkLaTex doctor from Syria reacts to U.S. airstrikes

    ArkLaTex doctor from Syria reacts to U.S. airstrikes

    Friday, April 7 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-04-08 02:35:56 GMT

    Dr. Basel Kasabali says he was glued to the TV Thursday night watching the coverage of the U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

    Dr. Basel Kasabali says he was glued to the TV Thursday night watching the coverage of the U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

  • Mom's warning for pregnant women: Don't ignore the itch, it could mean danger for baby

    Mom's warning for pregnant women: Don't ignore the itch, it could mean danger for baby

    Friday, April 7 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-04-07 16:38:20 GMT
    (Courtesy: Christina DePino)(Courtesy: Christina DePino)

    A new mother has a warning for pregnant women about a sign you might be ignoring that could be putting your baby's life in danger.

    A new mother has a warning for pregnant women about a sign you might be ignoring that could be putting your baby's life in danger.

  • Special Delivery: KSP trooper helps teen cancer patient realize birthday wish

    Special Delivery: KSP trooper helps teen cancer patient realize birthday wish

    Thursday, March 30 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-03-30 18:26:15 GMT
    KSP Trooper Robert Purdy (center) helped arrange the new mailbox for teen cancer patient Aaron Stamper's wish of receiving as many birthday cards as will fit in it. (Source: @TprPurdy/Twitter)KSP Trooper Robert Purdy (center) helped arrange the new mailbox for teen cancer patient Aaron Stamper's wish of receiving as many birthday cards as will fit in it. (Source: @TprPurdy/Twitter)

    An Estill County teenager who's battling cancer got an early birthday gift just days before he turns 16: A large mailbox to accommodate his other wish -- as many birthday cards as will fit inside of it.

    An Estill County teenager who's battling cancer got an early birthday gift just days before he turns 16: A large mailbox to accommodate his other wish -- as many birthday cards as will fit inside of it.

  • Health inspections: March 10

    Health inspections: March 10

    Friday, March 10 2017 11:16 AM EST2017-03-10 16:16:08 GMT
    Friday, March 10 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-03-10 16:24:38 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    Health inspectors investigating a complaint of roaches at a Jonesboro restaurant didn't find any bugs, but they did find several other violations.

    Health inspectors investigating a complaint of roaches at a Jonesboro restaurant didn't find any bugs, but they did find several other violations.

  • Health inspections for week ending March 3

    Health inspections for week ending March 3

    Friday, March 3 2017 11:11 AM EST2017-03-03 16:11:01 GMT
    Friday, March 3 2017 12:21 PM EST2017-03-03 17:21:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Making plans to go out to eat this weekend? Better check this week's health inspections first.

    Making plans to go out to eat this weekend? Better check this week's health inspections first.

  • Deadly Symptoms: Family stunned by boy's sudden death

    Deadly Symptoms: Family stunned by boy's sudden death

    Mother, Ashley Prestridge (Source: Fox 8)Mother, Ashley Prestridge (Source: Fox 8)

    A Louisiana family is dealing with an unimaginable tragedy as they grieve the loss of their teenage son. For months, they didn't know why as the Centers for Disease Control investigated. 

    A Louisiana family is dealing with an unimaginable tragedy as they grieve the loss of their teenage son. For months, they didn't know why as the Centers for Disease Control investigated. 

  • Are your congested sinuses putting you at risk of a deadly infection?

    Are your congested sinuses putting you at risk of a deadly infection?

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 7:39 AM EST2017-02-15 12:39:04 GMT
    Thursday, February 16 2017 2:54 PM EST2017-02-16 19:54:50 GMT
    Courtesy: FDACourtesy: FDA

    A remedy to flush out clogged nasal passages could be putting your family at risk of a deadly infection.

    A remedy to flush out clogged nasal passages could be putting your family at risk of a deadly infection.

  • School district to hold mumps vaccination clinic

    School district to hold mumps vaccination clinic

    Monday, February 6 2017 11:59 PM EST2017-02-07 04:59:32 GMT
    Tuesday, February 7 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-02-07 05:07:52 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With five confirmed cases of the mumps in the Paragould School District with four of those cases being from the Oak Grove Middle School, the Arkansas Department of Health is recommending an optional MMR vaccination clinic be held at the school. 

    With five confirmed cases of the mumps in the Paragould School District with four of those cases being from the Oak Grove Middle School, the Arkansas Department of Health is recommending an optional MMR vaccination clinic be held at the school. 

  • St. Bernards to offer free diabetes education classes

    St. Bernards to offer free diabetes education classes

    Monday, January 30 2017 4:46 PM EST2017-01-30 21:46:35 GMT
    Tuesday, January 31 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-01-31 19:30:12 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics Bank)(Source: AP Graphics Bank)

    St. Bernards will offer a series of free classes for people with diabetes.

    St. Bernards will offer a series of free classes for people with diabetes.

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