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Providers seek data analysis

Physicians adjust to Medicare task

Subscriber onlyWhen James Zini opened his medical practice in Mountain View 36 years ago, electronic health records and data analysis weren't part of the practice. Continue reading...

Carroll County Fair endures

Both old and young say fun is still the main tradition

Subscriber onlyBuck Pyatt watched as a team of horses trotted down Main Street in Berryville on Saturday as the Carroll County Fair kicked off with its annual parade. Continue reading...

Grant goal: Better education for state's diabetic islanders

Subscriber onlyAn estimated 25 percent to 40 percent of Marshallese adults living in Northwest Arkansas have Type II diabetes, and typical health programs to mitigate the disease are having little success, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences officials said this week. Continue reading...

JBU unveils plan for college with a helping-others focus

John Brown University in Siloam Springs announced the formation of the College of Education and Human Services during an event Tuesday. Continue reading...

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...

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