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.
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.
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.
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.
Northwest Arkansas' major hospital systems are adding services to keep young families healthier and happier, doctors and other officials have said.
Health care and food organizations are taking aim at a threat sitting on dinner tables and in spice cabinets throughout Northwest Arkansas: Salt.
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.
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.
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.
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.