New research indicates women with mental health challenges have a 50% higher chance of having sever clinical conditions during labor or delivery. We talked about the research with Dr. Clare Brown, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She led the research in collaboration with colleagues from the Institute for Medicaid Innovation in Washington, D.C.
Despite nearly 80,000 registered medical marijuana users in Arkansas, little is known about how they are consuming the packaged drug and to what effect. With federal grant funding, an eight-member research team from Arkansas Center for Health Improvement and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have launched a three-year study to find out.
When a global pandemic was declared, Arkansas children and teens were forced to lock down, enduring social isolation, and in some cases economic distress, family sickness and death. And with the pandemic persisting due to masking and vaccine resistance, Arkansas youth continue to face certain obstacles, which may result in anxiety, depression or acting out.