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UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

LITTLE ROCK (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a multidisciplinary clinic to serve Arkansas’ adult sickle cell patients as part of a statewide comprehensive program to address the disease.

The multidisciplinary clinic at UAMS’ Outpatient Center is led by Robin Devan, M.D., a palliative care physician in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Clinic staff will include an advanced practice nurse, a registered nurse and a social worker. Patients will be seen annually and will receive any primary or specialty care they may need.

The program also includes:

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart, Sam’s Club in Little Rock area hosting Flu vaccine clinics

Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members who have not yet received their flu shots can do so at select store and club locations in the Little Rock area.

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists will administer flu shots for individuals 18 and older. In addition to flu shots, Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacists are able to provide immunizations for the top vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention including:

  • Pneumonia (pneumococcal)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • HPV (human papilloma virus)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Meningitis (meningococcal)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough

 Locations offering immunizations include:

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

AHTD accepting applications for public transportation program

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is now accepting applications for the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program is federally funded. It provides capital assistance in the form of discounted vehicles to agencies providing transportation services to seniors and individuals with disabilities.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

January 8: 7th Annual Oaklawn Jockey Club "Kick-Off" Banquet at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. Reception & Silent Auction at 5:15 p.m., Dinner for 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: D. Wayne Lukas. Call 501-372-5959 or email elyse@nlrchamber.org, www.NLRChamber.org.

January 8: Live Entertainment!
The Joint features Improv Comedy

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County in January

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County in January

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARC) — With a new year come many resolutions to form good habits and achieve personal goals. The American Red Cross encourages those who are eligible to resolve to help patients in need through regular blood donations.

Donated blood can give patients in need more time with loved ones. Blood can be used to treat cancer patients, trauma victims, organ transplant recipients, premature babies, sickle cell disease patients and more. In fact, about every two seconds a patient in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion.

As winter continues, donations are especially needed, with many donors unable to give due to inclement weather and seasonal illnesses. Make an appointment to donate blood and partake in a lifesaving resolution by visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities for Pulaski County:

Argenta Market Open House Theme Buy Local

Argenta Market Open House Theme Buy Local

Stop and shop the Argenta Market Holiday Open House, Saturday, Decmeber 14, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., 521 Main Street.

ACH Patient/Artist-in-Residence Show & Sale at Thea

ACH Patient/Artist-in-Residence Show & Sale at Thea

Join the Thea Foundation as Arkansas Children’s Hospital presents works of art by its patients and artists-in-residence from December 16 to 20, culminating with an art sale of works by ACH patients on Friday, December 20, in conjunction with the Argenta ArtWalk, 5:00 - 8:00pm.