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The State of Arkansas: Health

There are always new developments in the Arkansas health care industry. Here’s some stories you might have missed.

Arkansas Urology Acquires Conway Clinic

The largest urology practice in the state has acquired Conway Urology, according to a previous story by Arkansas Money & Politics. As a result of the merger, two physicians and two nurse practitioners from the Conway clinic will join Arkansas Urology’s staff of over 200.

Arkansas Doctors Join Medical Marijuana System

Some Arkansas doctors are willing to prescribe medical marijuana, but others are more hesitant, according to the Associated Press. The AP cites the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as saying that the Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association is making a list of doctors who will prescribe the drug.

Dental Health in Arkansas Deteriorates

Arkansans have increased access to health care, but that isn’t reflected in the dental health of state residents, Arkansas Public Media reports. According to statistics cited by Arkansas Public Media, tooth health in the state is worse than it was about 10 years ago.

National Park Medical Center Brings Helicopter Service to Hot Springs Area

The National Park Medical Center and Survival Flight, Inc. will begin providing an emergency airlift service to Hot Springs and the nearby area in August, Arkansas Money & Politics reports. A pilot, flight nurse and flight paramedic will staff the Bell 407 helicopter.

Pine Bluff Hospital Board Member Named to State Board of Directors

A board member at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, Drew Atkinson, was named to the Arkansas Association of Hospital Trustees Board of Directors earlier this month, the Pine Bluff Commercial reports. The association represents hundreds of trustees and is linked with the Arkansas Hospital Association.

CARTI Doctor Honored by American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology selected a CARTI radiation oncologist to receive one of its highest honors, Arkansas Money & Politics reports. Christopher Pope, M.D. was inducted as an ACR Fellow earlier this summer. He has been with CARTI since 1999.

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