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Ouachita County OKs election for hospital tax

Ouachita County OKs election for hospital taxThe Ouachita County Quorum Court has approved several proposals asking voters to consider a sales tax increase to fund a county hospital.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Life

Easy swaps for heart-healthy meals

Easy swaps for heart-healthy mealsRebecca Buerkle shares some heart-healthy eating tips.
  • Life
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Little Rock

University of Arkansas provides telemedicine

University of Arkansas provides telemedicineThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is providing telemedicine support for high-risk pregnant women at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences' Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Little Rock
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Consumer News

McDonald's recalls 'Hello Kitty' Happy Meal toy

McDonald's recalls 'Hello Kitty' Happy Meal toyAccording to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, McDonalds has recalled Hello Kitty-themed whistles due to "choking and aspiration" hazards.
  • Consumer News
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Baptist Health only hospital in state with 3D surgery

Baptist Health only hospital in state with 3D surgeryBaptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock is the only hospital in the state to acquire the world's only articulating, high-definition, 3D surgical video system from Olympus.
  • Little Rock
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Medical Monday: Respiratory illness and keeping kids healthy

Medical Monday: Respiratory illness and keeping kids healthyWith the cold temperatures on their way, Arkansas Children's Hospital says now is the time to remind parents about respiratory illnesses and how to keep your kids healthy.
  • Little Rock
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Causes of TMJ and how to treat it

Causes of TMJ and how to treat itIt's a painful and sometimes debilitating disease.
  • Little Rock
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Medical Monday: Dr. Bob Hale answers your pet questions

Medical Monday: Dr. Bob Hale answers your pet questionsIt's Medical Monday here at THV11 and we're focusing on your pet's health this morning.
  • Little Rock
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

ACH Christmas cards now on sale

ACH Christmas cards now on saleYour Christmas cards will need to get in the mail soon, and the folks at Arkansas Children's Hospital hope you choose one of the sets made by patient artists this year.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Free car safety check ups for seniors brings crowd

Free car safety check ups for seniors brings crowdBaby Boomers going strong. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 10,000 people in the United States that turn 65 each day.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks ago
Little Rock

More flu shots being shipped and clinics rescheduled

More flu shots being shipped and clinics rescheduledGood news for those who haven't gotten their flu shots yet, more vaccines are being shipped to Arkansas and the flu clinics are being rescheduled.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Little Rock

GOP sweep clouds Arkansas Medicaid plan's future

GOP sweep clouds Arkansas Medicaid plan's futureRepublicans' sweeping victory in the midterm election further clouds the future of Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion, with voters backing several candidates who vowed to end a first-in-the-nation program providing coverage to thousands of poor residents.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Health

Arkansas hospitals testing newborn blood samples faster

Arkansas hospitals testing newborn blood samples fasterAn increasing number of Arkansas hospitals are cutting the time it takes to deliver baby blood samples for testing in Little Rock, according to state health department officials.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness MonthThe Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas is recognizing the month of November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Health

Nurses share Ebola prevention plan, warn of other viruses

Nurses share Ebola prevention plan, warn of other virusesThe medical staff at Arkansas Children's Hospital is ready at a moment's notice in case they receive a patient with Ebola symptoms.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Little Rock

Baptist Health offers new technology to diagnose lung cancer

Baptist Health offers new technology to diagnose lung cancerEach year more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined, and according to the American Cancer Society, Arkansas will have an estimated 2,660 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed in 2014 resulting in 2,200 deaths.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Batesville

Man with same affliction as death-with-dignity advocate alive after 13 years

Man with same affliction as death-with-dignity advocate alive after 13 yearsThe story of a woman who chose to end her own life in order to end her battle with terminal brain cancer has swept the nation. Now, a man from Arkansas, battling the same type of cancer, wants to share his story.
  • Batesville
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Little Rock

Doctors stress the importance of flu vaccines during pregnancy

Doctors stress the importance of flu vaccines during pregnancyFlu season is upon us, and the Arkansas Department of Health is reminding everyone about the importance of the vaccine, especially during pregnancy.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Little Rock

Dr. Pait's Medical Mailbag: November 3

Dr. Pait's Medical Mailbag: November 3Your health is important to us, and that's why we have Dr. T. Glenn Pait with us on THV11.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Little Rock

5 Ways that fall can make you sick

5 Ways that fall can make you sickWe know that Autumn is a beautiful season, but Women's Health Magazine has 5 sneaky reasons that fall might be making you sick.
  • Little Rock
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Little Rock

The truth about Halloween candy vs. cavities

The truth about Halloween candy vs. cavitiesIf you're worried about your kids gorging on Halloween candy tonight and getting a bunch of cavities, you shouldn't.
  • Little Rock
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Little Rock

DHS proposes more help for mental illness

DHS proposes more help for mental illnessFor people suffering from mental illness, it can often be difficult to get help. Now the Department of Human Services says something needs to change.
  • Little Rock
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Little Rock

Do your children have food allergies? Look for teal pumpkins this Halloween

Do your children have food allergies? Look for teal pumpkins this HalloweenWhile the traditional orange pumpkin during Halloween is immediately synonymous with the holiday and the time honored frenzy of children going door-to-door for candy and treats, a new pumpkin color may become just as notable.
  • Little Rock
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Little Rock

FDA awards UAMS $1.2 million to improve drug safety testing

FDA awards UAMS $1.2 million to improve drug safety testingThe FDA has awarded a three-year $1.2 million contract to UAMS to study new approaches for testing drug safety by accounting for gene mutations that can cause adverse reactions.
  • Little Rock
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
THV This Morning

Tackling weight gain during menopause

Tackling weight gain during menopauseMuffin-tops, love-handles, spare-tires; women are more likely to gain excess belly weight as they go through menopause.
  • THV This Morning
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Little Rock

Baptist Health hosting community "Ask the Pharmacist" event for diabetic patients

Baptist Health hosting community "Ask the Pharmacist" event for diabetic patientsThe need for prescription and over-the-counter medications increases with age, so older individuals with diabetes, as well as diabetics in general, have a higher risk for drug side effects and drug-to-drug interactions.
  • Little Rock
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Feds warn against fake decorative contact lenses

Feds warn against fake decorative contact lensesWith Halloween rapidly approaching, federal officials are warning the public about the dangers associated with counterfeit decorative contact lenses.
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago