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Tribe gets $29.6 million from U.S. in health suit

Subscriber onlyThe Cherokee Nation will soon be receiving a $29.6 million check from Indian Health Services after negotiations ended in a settlement last week, tribe officials said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Health center contract gets district's OK

Subscriber onlyThe Mansfield School Board approved a new lease agreement with Mercy Clinic Fort Smith on July 1 after terminating a previous contract with the health care provider in March. Continue reading...

State moves to pave last gravel highway

Agency to first study bat populations along Arkansas 220

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is taking steps to pave the last gravel state highway, according to highway officials. Continue reading...

Report: State doctors prescribe painkillers at high national rate

Subscriber onlyArkansas doctors prescribe painkillers at one of the highest rates in the country, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this month. Continue reading...

Bentonville hospital donates 70 trauma kits to local police

Subscriber onlyState funds for trauma hospitals in Arkansas trickled down to the community level Friday when Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville donated 70 trauma kits to the Bentonville Police Department. Continue reading...

Rise seen in bacteria tied to stomach illness

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Department of Health has seen a surge of shigellosis cases this summer that have caused localized outbreaks throughout the state, according to officials. Continue reading...

Fayetteville hospital to cut 27 jobs, cites revenue drop

Subscriber onlyWashington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville is among the latest of several Arkansas hospitals to announce layoffs. Officials say a drop in revenue stemming from health care changes and reimbursement reductions is to blame. Continue reading...

Health-inspection fakers scam eateries in 2 cities

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Health Department is warning restaurant owners about imposters posing as health inspectors after fraudulent activity in the state. Continue reading...

New code system to improve disease classification

Subscriber onlyMore than 17,000 codes are used to classify diseases, injuries and procedures in the health care industry nationally, but some say the system is in need of expansion. Continue reading...

Firm to estimate sewer line cost

City’s mayor fears price to connect hospital prohibitive

Subscriber onlyEureka Springs has contracted with an engineering firm to estimate the cost of extending sewer lines to the proposed future site of the Eureka Springs Hospital. Continue reading...

Farmington man ranks first in Air Force Academy class

Subscriber onlyBlake Abrecht began classes at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2010 after graduating from Farmington High School. Continue reading...

UAMS, UA join to offer telehealth grants

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences along with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville have partnered to provide grants for telehealth research in the state. Continue reading...

Center's federal contract to expire

2 firms to handle all Medicare ills

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care has been investigating Medicare beneficiary complaints in the state for about 30 years, but its contract with Medicare will end in July without the option to renew, officials with the foundation said. Continue reading...

1960s easement found at U.S. Marshals Museum site

Subscriber onlyPlans for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith could be stalled after officials discovered a possible U.S. Army Corps of Engineers easement where they propose building the museum to honor the U.S. Marshals Service. Continue reading...

Arkansan tops Air Force class for academics

’14 academy graduate heads to MIT before pilot training

Subscriber onlyBlake Abrecht began classes at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2010 after graduating from Farmington High School. Continue reading...

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