August 20, 2018

APRN Belinda Bryant recently joined Baptist Health Family Clinic-Baptist Health Drive as one of their newest healthcare providers.

August 20, 2018

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researcher Arny Ferrando, PhD, recently received $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to determine the best possible nutrition for military personnel engaged in combat and combat training.

“UAMS and its scientists like Arny Ferrando continue to demonstrate how the university is leading in research that promises not just to benefit Arkansas but the nation,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, MD. “We are grateful to the Defense Department for this grant funding and the recognition that it conveys.”

August 20, 2018

Northeast Arkansas continues to be heavily affected by an ongoing hepatitis A (hep A) outbreak, and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) has recommended vaccination for all residents of Greene County ages 19-60. The ADH is warning of a possible hepatitis A (hep A) exposure after an employee of the Ironhorse Barbeque, at ­­2108 Linwood Dr. in Paragould, tested positive for the virus. Hep A is a contagious liver disease that can be prevented by a vaccination.

August 20, 2018

Two computer class — Computer Basics and Intermediate Computers — and four computer workshops — One-on-One Computer Support, Acquiring Your Enhanced Driver’s License, Google Photos, and Genealogy Jumpstart— will be taught in September for adults at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

The courses will be presented by the Little Rock Digital Learning Center, a nonprofit volunteer group. Courses begin Sept. 3. The schedule is:

August 11, 2018

Arkansas Heart Hospital recently announced the hiring of its new chief administrative officer, Jacob Robinson. Robinson is a native Arkansan and most recently served as the AVP and assistant administrator for Baptist Health in Conway.