June 10, 2019

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) formally recognized nine hospitals for excellence in stroke care performance at the Clinton Presidential Center.

June 10, 2019

A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher who is seeking an explanation for why millions of people worldwide do not respond to the current available treatments for high blood pressure has received $1.89 million from the National Institutes of Health to continue this groundbreaking work.

June 10, 2019

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith has added a new service to ensure that pregnant women have access to the care they need.

Mercy Hospital Fort Smith is launching an obstetric hospitalist program that will provide an experienced team of board-certified obstetricians 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

June 2, 2019

Medicare has many confusing choices, so Mercy Fort Smith is offering help to navigate the process.

Medicare – Getting Started is a free educational seminar from 2-4 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at the Fort Smith Public Library branch at 8100 Dallas St. The seminars are for those soon to become eligible for Medicare.
Sessions will include information on parts A & B and part D (prescription coverage) and information on the differences between part C (Medicare Advantage) and medicare supplement insurance plans.

June 2, 2019

As residents and volunteers clean up after flooding in the state, the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) urges anyone involved in cleanup to be aware of the health risks. Flood water and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, viruses, and other organisms that cause disease.

These basic precautions and cleaning tips for your home can help to keep you safe and healthy:

-Avoid skin contact with flood water, and keep cuts and sores clean and covered.

-Do not allow children to play in flood water.

-Do not eat or drink anything exposed to flood water.