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Oxford Woman’s Elbow Saved After Gunshot

Jan. 5, 2017 | Kathy Thomas remembers a booming noise, then, immediately questioning what caused it. Following a Sunday church service in December 2015, Thomas and her husband spent the afternoon moving items into their new home in Oxford in north central Arkansas. Thomas was in tow with one of her husband’s handguns when the [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Former Student Donates Books, Teddy Bears to NICU Families

Dec. 27, 2016 | Spending the holiday season in the hospital can be difficult, which is why Erin Brewer was inspired to act. Armed with a bag full of teddy bears and a box full of “Cuddle Bear” books, Brewer and her two sons, Evan, 4, and Owen, 1, visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, OB/GYN, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Jacksonville Woman Survives Stroke Thanks to Quick Response

Dec. 21, 2016 | Vivian and Hubert Smith are known to their neighbors as the love birds. Married for 66 years, the Jacksonville couple enjoy each other’s company and spend their days conversing, reading and participating in group activities with their friends at their apartment complex. But the morning of Halloween 2016 proved to be [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Head Start Carolers Bring Joyous Songs, Smiles to UAMS

Dec. 15, 2016 | The hallways and offices at UAMS swelled with laughter, happiness and a festive spirit Dec. 15 as a troupe of UAMS Head Start preschoolers sang holiday songs for all to hear. As the children jingled into his office, UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., wished the kids a happy holiday season and [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, University News|0 Comments

Surgeons Use 3D Technology to Reconstruct Man’s Face

Dec. 8, 2016 | “When I reached up and felt the blood, I knew I’d hurt myself badly. But I had no idea my face had been crushed.” Sidney Todd III was at his job Jan.13, 2016, checking out oil wells in Union County. As he stepped up on a unit, he slipped on a [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery, Trauma|0 Comments

Liberian Travels to Arkansas to Thank Surgeon

Dec. 1, 2016 | Like most UAMS physicians, colorectal surgeon Jonathan Laryea, M.D., feels the responsibility to give back to the community. Unlike most UAMS physicians, his community includes the West African nation of Ghana where he grew up. For more than 20 years, Laryea, an associate professor for surgery in the UAMS College of [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery|0 Comments

UAMS Highlights Advanced Practice Nurses For Nurse Practitioners Week

Nov. 18, 2016 | Each day, more than 150 advanced practice nurses (APNs) serve UAMS in a gamut of clinical areas as well as in education, shaping the next generation of nursing professionals. UAMS has more than 90 APNs who provide services in primary care, acute care, gerontology, women’s health, psychiatric and mental health, neonatal, [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Medical News|0 Comments

UAMS First in State to Implement Infant Footprint Scan

Nov. 16, 2016 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is the first hospital in Arkansas to implement a program that will give new parents a keepsake of their child’s birth and an assurance of the newborn’s safety. Through a partnership with CertaScan Technologies’ First Footprint, parents will have the option to have their [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, News Release, OB/GYN, Patient Stories|0 Comments

First Time in US: Patient Treated in Trial Using Virus on Brain Tumor

Nov. 15, 2016 | Beth Rogers might have been the first person in the United States to be treated as part of a clinical trial that included the injection of a virus into her brain tumor in combination with immunotherapy treatments – but the Hazen resident said she had no fear. “I’ve got so much [...]

Patient with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Urges Screenings

Nov. 10, 2016 | For more than a decade, Chester Palmer’s doctor kept close watch on the aneurysm in his aorta. An aneurysm is an enlargement or ballooning of a blood vessel. Palmer’s was in the aorta, the main blood vessel in the body that extends from the heart through the abdomen and into the [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments