April 6, 2020

Yesterday, Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson announced during a press conference that 16 people in Arkansas have died from the coronavirus and 875 have tested positive. There are at least 102 people who have recovered from the virus, statewide. More than 12,800 tests have been performed.

The governor also said that public schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

April 6, 2020

Three out of four people with an underactive thyroid using an alternative “natural” treatment not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration report that they do so because it is more effective than the standard therapy, according to research from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and the Mayo Clinic.

Freddy J.K. Toloza, MD, and Spyridoula Maraka, MD, presented their findings in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

April 6, 2020

To protect the health and safety of clients and staff during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) public health emergency, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is allowing clients to email documents to their local county office or drop off documents in boxes in the lobbies.

Clients applying for Medicaid, ARKids, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or the Temporary Employee Assistance (TEA), or those asked to provide additional documentation can find the email address for their local county office here.

April 6, 2020

C. Lowry Barnes, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), took office as the 30th president of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons during its board of directors video conference on March 25.

April 6, 2020

In response to the public health emergency caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus) and with the passage of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is distributing supplemental food assistance benefits through the SNAP program to assist Arkansans during this public health emergency.