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Mumps outbreak slowing in state

SPRINGDALE -- The number of new mumps cases in Arkansas is the lowest since the outbreak began in August, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

Health leaders watch budget

Proposal’s local impact considered

Congressional Republicans’ plans to change health insurance law have faltered, but President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget could still affect public health programs in Northwest Arkansas and around the country.

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Pace of new mumps cases reaches slowest pace yet

The spread of one of the country's largest mumps outbreaks in recent years has slowed to its most sluggish pace since it began in August, according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

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Local food, restaurants and brews give Northwest Arkansas unique flavor

Locally made food and beer are bringing in tourists, paying for locals' wages and otherwise leaving their unique mark on the region's economy, experts and business owners said this month.

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Women, infants' care gets boost - NWA hospital systems add services

Northwest Arkansas' major hospital systems are adding services to keep young families healthier and happier, doctors and other officials have said.

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UAMS, Springdale groups get $2M grant to cut salt in meals

Health care and food organizations are taking aim at a threat sitting on dinner tables and in spice cabinets throughout Northwest Arkansas: Salt.

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Dr. Vold pioneers eye procedure

FAYETTEVILLE -- A magnified video view of Cheryl Harp's right eye filled a flat-screen TV: a light blue iris, dozens of tiny red blood vessels zigzagging across the white eyeball and, through the dilated pupil, the lens. Lenses are normally clear, but this one was streaked like marble with opaque cloudiness, the beginnings of a cataract that could lead to blindness.

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Health systems venture into new territory, beef up current locations

Northwest Arkansas' major health systems are planting flags on new ground and overlapping coverage areas more than ever, giving residents more choices even in small towns.

Northwest Arkansas residencies alleviate doctor bottleneck

Dr. Nhanmy Huynh has encountered plenty of tough issues in his first year in Northwest Arkansas' new internal medicine residency program: cancer, autoimmune diseases and one woman, a Jehovah's Witness, who eschewed treatment for the scarring in her lungs, although she knew she wouldn't survive long.

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Region's speedy population growth looks to continue to 2020, led by Hispanics

Mornings at Jim's Centerton Cafe pass much as they have for decades. Regulars rotate in and out of the center table, talking current events and digging in to eggs and sausage gravy even before sunrise streams in through the glass door. Cooks call out, "Order up!" from the window to the kitchen.

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Susan Sullivan (from left) and Angie King of Fayetteville and Lee Ann Dedmon of Lowell share a laugh...

Susan Sullivan (from left) and Angie King of Fayetteville and Lee Ann Dedmon of Lowell share a laugh Wednesday during an evening h...

Published: June 26, 2016

Sunlight falls on clumps of rice cutgrass Wednesday in one of a handful of ponds in the Kessler Moun...

Sunlight falls on clumps of rice cutgrass Wednesday in one of a handful of ponds in the Kessler Mountain nature preserve in southw...

Published: April 11, 2016

Fayetteville residents at Monday evening's Ward 4 meeting applaud a resident's call for Alderman Joh...

Fayetteville residents at Monday evening's Ward 4 meeting applaud a resident's call for Alderman John La Tour to resign after a re...

Published: March 29, 2016

Ella Kraft, a 10-year-old 4-H member, tends to her Nubian goats at her grandmother’s house east of F...

Ella Kraft, a 10-year-old 4-H member, tends to her Nubian goats at her grandmother’s house east of Fayetteville on June 25 in prep...

Published: August 31, 2015

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