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Jacksonville police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Jacksonville police host Prescription Drug Take Back Day

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Jacksonville Police Department will be hosting Prescription Drug Take Back Day in an attempt to collect expired and unused medications from those in the community. 

This event will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville Police Department off 1400 Marshall Road. 

Drop-off of the medications is completely anonymous and no questions will be asked. Medications can be returned in any container. For privacy, the pills may be removed from the original pill bottle. Police are accepting unwanted prescriptions, over the counter meds and vitamins.

According to a study published in 2013 by the Partnership at Drugfree.org and MetLife Foundation, more than 40 percent of teens who have misused or abused a prescription, obtained it from their parents' medicine cabinet.

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PCSSD deploys EpiPen auto-injectors to all 36 schools

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (PCSSD) - The Pulaski County Special School District is proud to announce another first when it comes to the health and safety of its students and schools.

Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

Kohls donates $147,116 to Children's for vaccination awareness

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In support of a state-wide vaccination awareness campaign in Arkansas, Kohl's Department Store donated $147,116 to Arkansas Children's Hospital. 

Kohl's has partnered with Children's since 2002 to create the Kohl's Care Immunization Campaign in hopes to better educate parents on getting their children vaccinated. The Arkansas Children's Hospital uses the funds to create billboards, print ads and radio ads targeting the 13 Arkansas counties with the lowest immunization rates.

These counties include Benton, Conway, Cross, Garland, Hot Spring, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lonoke, Pulaski, Randolph, Union and Washington. 

For more information on this vaccination campaign, please visit the Arkansas Children's website

March for Life event marks 42nd anniversary for Roe v. Wade

March for Life event marks 42nd anniversary for Roe v. Wade

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Right to Life will host the 37th annual March for Life on Sunday, Jan. 18 to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

The march will be located on West Capitol between Battery and Wolfe Streets, behind the State Capitol.

Wayne Mays, president of Arkansas Right to Life, will lead the march.

The keynote speaker will be Gov. Asa Hutchinson. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, District U.S. Congressman French Hill, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and many other pro-life officials will attend the march. 

“The 2014 General Elections were very good for unborn children in our state and nation” said Executive Director Rose Mimms.  “In Arkansas we have a 100% Pro-Life Congressional representation in the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, the State Capitol and have a pro-life majority in the AR General Assembly.”

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF ARKANSAS, INC.

The year 2014 is almost over and we have had a busy year.  Just a reminder about #GivingTuesday.  This year it falls on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.  Lupus patients, please help and support the cause of lupus.  We have worked since October 1993 so very hard as volunteers and I am happy to say that we have made many accomplishments.  People are finally taking this cruel complex disease of lupus serious.  Research in Little Rock was a big milestone.  Although the research did not work, we are praying that will not be the end of lupus research in Arkansas.  The first medication in over 50 years for lupus was approved  by FDA March 2009 and lupus has been around for many years.  It is difficult for me to believe that lupus patients only had aspirin for the excruiating pain they had to endure, but that is true.

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

October 29: Live Entertainment!
Joint Venture Improv Comedy Group at The Joint

October 29: Ristorante Capeo weekly dinners inlcude Chicken Cacciatore plus the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto of the Week.

October 30: Live Entertainment!
Singer/Songwriter Heather Smith Patio Show at Crush Wine Bar
Pow Wow Launch Party at The Joint

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

AMHC announces funding up to $2,000 for health-related events

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission’s intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas.

To help develop new and innovative approaches to promote health and prevent disease in communities, the Commission is offering up to $2,000 per organization in sponsorship, cost-reimbursement funding in a competitive application process.