Partnership to provide medical experience to students

A new partnership provides medical training for students.

U by Kotex Tampons voluntarily recalled after reports of pieces getting stuck inside women’s bodies

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

Medical insurance help available

Arkansas panel OKs May cutoff for applying herbicide

Le Bonheur reports increase in RSV cases

Walgreens launches next-day drug delivery service with FedEx

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Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak sickens 9 more people

Surgery gives toddler born with severe birth defect a new beginning

$2,500 donation to special needs children

A new study details link between obesity and asthma

Hospital Day at ASU

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission member to resign

Infants' liquid ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar recalled

Several lots of liquid baby ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar has been recalled due to the potential of overdose.

Mississippi County Hospital System begins service agreement with St. Bernards Healthcare

One Region 8 Hospital System is officially entering an administrative service agreement with St. Bernard's Healthcare.

St. Bernards takes over Mississippi County Health Systems

The Mississippi County Health System entered an administrative service agreement last month with St. Bernards Healthcare.

Hidden epidemic lurking behind Hep A outbreak in NEA

This year, Arkansas has recorded the highest number of Hepatitis A cases. Nearly a third of those who tested positive for Hep A, also tested positive for Hep C.

Too much fast food consumption across America

Abbvie makes ‘historical’ donation to St. Jude

ASU awarded $450,000 grant

Impact of new marijuana law on welfare recipients unclear

Mental health clinic opens in Walmart

Jonesboro pediatric dentist named Gr8 Acts of Kindness winner

Mental health provider comes to Mountain Home

After Preferred Family Healthcare and Ascent Children’s Health Services in Mountain Home announced they will be closing, a new mental health provider has come to town.

Arkansas medical marijuana growers say drug ready by spring

Two of the businesses licensed by Arkansas to grow medical marijuana say they expect to have the drug available for dispensaries as soon as April.

Study: Older motorists driving under the influence of drugs

A new study finds that many older drivers are breaking the law and don’t even know it.

Missouri health firm sued for return of Arkansas tax dollars

A Missouri health care provider involved in a federal corruption investigation is being sued in Arkansas for the return of any illegally received Arkansas taxpayer money

Rock Steady Boxing gives Parkinson’s patients a fighting chance

Rock Steady Boxing focuses on intense forced exercise through non-contact boxing. Its aimed to slow down the progression of Parkinson’s as well as to help patients improve their everyday quality of life.

St. Bernards breaks ground in Monette

There’s a new medical clinic coming to Monette after St. Bernards broke ground on it Monday Nov. 26.

Keeping kids healthy through technology

School adopts smart technology for health.

Cleveland Heights school mandates vaccinations after measles outbreak in New York

“There’s really no good credible science for someone not to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Baruch Fertel with the Cleveland Clinic.

A Better Region 8: Dealing with seasonal depression

When winter hits, some of us may catch ourselves dealing with seasonal depression.

How violence can impact children’s health

Regular exposure to neighborhood drugs, violence, and other traumatic events can trigger certain illnesses, which is especially concerning for children.

Fentanyl involved in majority of St. Louis overdose deaths

Synthetic fentanyl is driving the nearly record number of drug overdose deaths in the St. Louis area this year

Arkansas institute part of successful peanut allergy study

A large-scale clinical trial at an Arkansas research institute and other nationwide institutions to find a treatment for peanut allergies has been a success.

Missouri doctor admits to unlawfully prescribing pain pills

A Missouri doctor has pleaded guilty to unlawfully prescribing pain pills

Flu report shows average school absenteeism rate up

A weekly flu report from the Arkansas Department of Health shows an increase in positive flu tests across the state.

Ways to avoid the “turkey coma” during the holidays

Ways to stay healthy during the holidays, but still enjoy yourself.

CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce until we tell you

Romaine lettuce has caused an outbreak of E.coli.

Health department: E-cig use on the rise among AR high school students

The Arkansas Department of Health reports the number of high school students vaping has increased nearly 80 percent in the last year.

Researchers release study on new treatment that helps fight peanut allergies

For the study, researchers gave the participants small doses of peanut flour in vials.

2-year-old recovering, and regaining spirit, after mystery illness forces amputations on all four limbs

"At first I didn't have hope, and now I do,” said his mother, Ashley Cox.

FDA calls for new e-cigarette regulations after teen use increases

The Food and Drug Administration proposed tougher regulations on flavored e-cigarette products after a dramatic rise in use among teenagers.

Audit: UAMS budget adopted before layoffs had incorrect info

An audit has found that a budget adopted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences before recent layoffs included revenue projections unsupported by calculations or health care trends

Study: One energy drink can harm our blood vessels

Caffeine packed energy drinks are popular. You've heard the health risks about drinking them before, but you may want to pay attention to a new study.

Students vaping in schools

It’s a trend sweeping the nation especially in America’s youth.

Local professor discovers new species of kissing bug

Kissing bug carries deadly parasite mostly found in Latin America, but also found in the U.S.

Groundbreaking device helps treat irregular heartbeat

A Region 8 physician becomes first in “world” to use a tool that helps repair the heart.

12K have lost Arkansas Medicaid coverage over work rule

Arkansas has removed more than 12,000 people from its expanded Medicaid program over the past three months for not complying with a new work requirement

Presentation helps caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s

The Center on Aging Northeast held a class Wednesday afternoon to help caregivers with loved ones diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

FDA recalls blood pressure medication due to possible risk of cancer

The FDA advises consumers to continue using the medication until their pharmacist provides a replacement or their doctor provides an alternative treatment option.

3 flu-related deaths so far in Arkansas

A third flu-related death has been reported this season in Arkansas.

Wynne woman accused of Medicaid fraud

Police arrested a Cross County woman Tuesday on suspicion of Medicaid fraud.

Health firm’s ex-CEO pleads guilty in Arkansas bribery case

A top executive at a Missouri mental health company has pleaded guilty to helping bribe Arkansas lawmakers to influence state legislation and boost company profits

Keeping kids safe and warm in the car

Before you buckle your child into their car safety seat, Arkansas State Police say take off their winter coat.

Could household disinfectants be making children obese?

The study has shown that the exposure to the ingredients that kill bacteria around the house may be killing off so-called good bacteria.

Relieving stress with a “rage room”

It’s a unique way to relieve stress and you could say it’s all the “rage" across the country.

Epilepsy patients testing out new marijuana-based medication

Children suffering from extreme seizures may get some much-needed relief through a clinical trial.

A change of heart: Mid-South teen kept alive with artificial heart

An "artificial heart" is the only thing keeping Chadarius Johnson alive.

Delta health disparities conference held

ASU holds Delta Health Disparities conference discussing health issues facing the region. This year, they're focusing on the way each individual aspect of a person's life affects their total well-being.

Healthy snack tips for those on the go

You don’t have to wait for the new year to beginning eating healthy.

FDA could launch new restrictions on e-cigarette flavors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to impose new restrictions on e-cigarette sales.

Region 8 students make comfort dolls for hospital

Batesville High School service learning students make comfort dolls for hospital patients.

Birth control mandate dropped for some businesses with religious, moral objections

Government programs that provide free or subsidized contraceptive coverage to low-income women will continue.

Rollout of medical marijuana in Missouri will take several months

Missouri has joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana

Michigan votes ‘yes’ to legalize recreational marijuana

People can now use marijuana and infused edibles, and can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use.

Ortho-Novum recalls birth control pills over incorrect dispenser instructions

The company is issuing a voluntary recall on three lots of birth control pills.

Report: Officials see flu cases in region

With the flu season just starting, state health officials said Tuesday that nearly half of the state has recently reported influenza cases.

Flu shots offered on Election Day

Voters in Lawrence County had the opportunity to do double civic duty on Election Day.

Newport passes new smoke-free ordinance

Newport passes new smoke-free ordinance, prohibiting vaping in public places.

The benefits of strength training exercises

A new survey found 60% of U.S. adults fall short of the minimum amount of muscle strengthening exercise recommended by experts.

West Memphis hospital ready to open its doors

For years, people in Crittenden County, Arkansas, have been without their own hospital, but that will soon change.

Nasal spray used by JPD hopes to save lives

Nasal spray used by JPD hopes to save lives

ADH issues correction, now says AFM reported in Northwest AR not NEA

A little more than an hour after reporting two confirmed cases of a polio-like illness in Northeast Arkansas, the department of health said it made a mistake.

Frito-Lay recalls popcorn bags filled with cheese-flavored tortilla chips

Frito-Lay issues a popcorn recall for some products.

Timer lid medicine bottles available at Greene Co. Sheriff’s Department

Medicine bottles with a built in timer in the lid are available in limited supply at the Greene County Sheriff's Department dispatch window.

Local hospital’s new treatment reduces hair loss during chemo

This breakthrough is helping patients regain some control over their diagnosis.

First FDA approved cannabis-based drug now available in all 50 states

Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution for patients ages two and older, who suffer from either Dravet syndrome, or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. (Source: CNN/GW PHARMACEUTICALS)

St. Jude S’travaganza returning to old Sears building in 2019

Location for the St. Jude S'travaganza has been chosen.

FDA recalls another heart medication for possible cancer risk

The drug may contain a chemical that is carcinogenic to humans and animals.

Medical students participate in health policy

A peek behind the curtain of health policy is offered to medical students at ASU.