Sept. 15, 2016 | It was more than a month before Lucy Josserand, born weighing 2 pounds, 11.5 ounces, was able to see and enjoy the comforts of her own nursery in her Texarkana home. But Lucy’s parents never left her side thanks to the help of Angel Eye Camera Systems. The web-based system allows [...]
Sept. 1, 2016 | While Asa Kearby was still in the womb he was contributing to scientific understanding of fetal development – just like his eight brothers and sisters before him. Baby Asa was born Aug. 23 at UAMS. He is the ninth sibling in the Kearby family to participate in prenatal research through [...]
Aug. 30, 2016 | For many people, a night at the ballpark is an ordinary summer outing. But for young people with cancer, a simple ballgame can become a lifelong memory. ROC Stars get a pep talk prior to the Arkansas Travelers baseball game. Creating those memories is the idea behind the ROC [...]
In the blink of an eye, Ricky Mays went from caregiver to patient.
Aug. 5, 2016 | An artificial cornea procedure, only offered in Arkansas at UAMS’ Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, has allowed Jessica Ferguson to see again. Ferguson, 28, was working with bleach at a salon in 2006 when a chemical burn occurred that would alter the next several years of her life. “I put [...]
July 26, 2016 | William Cooney, 66, has stuck with UAMS for 63 years as a sickle cell patient because he said over decades of change it has consistently provided him with the care he needs. William Cooney has been a sickle cell patient of UAMS for more than 60 years. Through transformations [...]
July 18, 2016 | His mother calls him the “selfie king,” and says she could not be more pleased with the fact that her son Terrance Griffin, 28, feels confident in his looks. For many years, the Pine Bluff man was embarrassed and lived in a bubble because he had significant keloid scarring on his [...]
July 5, 2016 | There was no aspect of Zantiel Mooney’s life not affected by the excruciating pain she felt in her left eye. Though she has temporarily lost sight in the eye, the work of UAMS cornea and uveitis specialist, Tayyeba Ali, M.D., took away the pain while ensuring she could keep the eye. [...]
“I was a stroke waiting to happen.” That is how Robert “Bob” Tunaitis of Maumelle describes his health when he went in last year for a free peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening offered by UAMS.
June 10, 2016 | The year 1982 was a turning point for Michele Lovett. Her parents divorced, and the 16 year old found herself with a new group of friends. Her teenage routine now included weekend trips to the mall, where she and her friends could smoke cigarettes undetected by their parents.