Groups say Medicare discounts threatened in opioids bill

Consumer groups say Medicare discounts for seniors with high prescription bills threatened in opioids bill

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

A staple of summer - swarms of bugs - seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.

104 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Butler County

104 cases of Hepatitis A has been reported in Butler County since Sept. 2017.

Pizza Inn responds after ADH warns of possible Hep A at Jonesboro restaurant

The Arkansas Department of Health says an employee at the Pizza Inn on Southwest Drive in Jonesboro has tested positive for Hep A.

First West Nile death was in Jackson County, not St. Louis

State health officials say the first West Nile death in Missouri this year was in Jackson County, not St. Louis.

$3 million awarded for substance abuse and mental health

The money will go to Community Health Centers for substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Low-dose aspirin increases risk of bleeding, study says

According to the studies, healthy people appear to be wasting their money by taking aspirin every day.

Coca-Cola is signaling interest in sale of cannabis-infused drinks

Coke says cannabis is an ingredient that could gain ground in wellness beverages globally.

Seven back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

Norton Children’s Hospital shared the seven illnesses commonly found in schools and how to treat them.

Health inspections put area schools, day cares to the test

In the latest round of health inspections, some local businesses and daycares did not pass with flying colors.

Number of Arkansas suicides in the hundreds

The leading cause of violent deaths in Arkansas. . .suicide.

Prostate cancer curable if caught early

Prostate cancer patients have to choose between observation, surgery, radiation, or proton therapy.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Parents aim to limit ‘Fortnite’ during school year

Kids have been playing the video game sensation "Fortnite" around the clock all summer long.

Free flu shots offered for counties in Missouri’s Bootheel

Residents in Missouri’s Bootheel will be able to get free flu vaccines this year.

BlueCross of Tennessee will stop covering OxyContin in 2019

Tennessee's largest health insurer will stop covering OxyContin prescriptions as part of an effort to combat opioid addiction.

Rattlesnake venom may fight cancer

One biologist in Colorado is studying how snake venom can fight the spread of cancer.

K-2 drug has deadly impact inside Arkansas jails

A legislative session held Tuesday attempted to solve the problem of how a dangerous drug makes it into state prisons.

Anxiety may be contagious, doctors caution

Doctor Alton Bozeman suggests opening up to people exercising and being around people with a positive attitude.

Doctor apologizes after saying women physicians ‘don’t work as hard’ and don’t deserve equal pay

Dr. Gary Tigges made comments to the Dallas Medical Journal saying a pay gap exists but nothing needs to be done about it because women physicians don't deserve more pay.

Healthy, easy snacks for back to school power

Grocery store aisles are littered with chips candy soda but dietitians disapprove of those things replacing the nutrients kids need.

CVS removes Enfamil from shelves after mom reports tainted formula

The pharmacy company said the formula is unavailable this week while the company conducts an internal review.

New app tracks blood loss during birth

Doctors now have a new system designed to detect bleeding problems early to prevent a crisis.

Mom’s prenatal opioids may stunt kids’ learning, study says

Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, according to the first big U.S. study to examine potential long-term problems in these infants.

Recall of CVS nasal spray expanded; now including baby oral gels

A voluntary recall of nasal spray sold at CVS has been expanded, and is now including baby oral gels made by the same company that manufactures the spray.

Beef recall connected to Arkansas

Certain beef in Arkansas is recalled

Doctors ponder hypnosis as an opioid alternative

Mental health experts say they may have found a way to kick a painkiller habit before it even starts.

Mix-up leads to recall of hypertension medication

A mix-up in labels has led a drug maker to recall a medicine used for hypertension.

US sets record high STD rates in 2017, CDC says

The CDC released its data at the National STD Prevention conference in Washington, D.C. It analyzed STD cases reported for 2013 and preliminary data for 2017.

Noninvasive surgery helping patients lose weight

Amanda Beemer lost 20 pounds in five weeks, through a minimally invasive therapy

Boxing trainers help punch out Parkinson's Disease

Numerous studies show rigorous exercise is one of the best ways to slow the progress of Parkinson's Disease.

  Group raises money for St. Bernards NICU

A group held a unique fundraiser for St. Bernards NICU on Saturday.

Health threat rises for teens who vape, Tobacco Control Coalition official says

Public policy manager for Arkansas Tobacco Control Coalition says parents are not aware of devices that look harmless--but may be anything but safe.

Student did not test positive for measles, school official says

The Rivercrest School District announced that a student did not have measles, according to a post on their Facebook page.

'Distraction Pads' help patients at Mayo Clinic

Volunteers made 'distraction pads' for patients at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to use while facing some of the toughest health challenges.

Film screening and panel discussion raise awareness of growing issue

It's a group of people tasked with taking care of so many, but who's taking care of them?

Group discusses changes to work requirements for Arkansas Works program

An official with Legal Aid of Arkansas spoke Thursday with people at a local homeless resource center about changes to the state's Medicaid law and work requirements.

School district awaits report on possible measles case

The Rivercrest School District is awaiting confirmation from officials about a possible diagnosis of measles, according to a post on the school district's Facebook page.

New drug promises to prevent migraine headaches

The first-ever drug designed specifically for migraines hit the market hit earlier this summer.

Health Department to host more Hepatitis A vaccination clinics in Greene County

As Region 8 continues to be affected by a Hepatitis A outbreak, the Arkansas Department of Health announced that they will host two public clinics to vaccinate Greene county residents.

Randolph County planning for new health department

Randolph County plans to begin building a new health department soon.