Mega Brain Debuts at Strike Out Stroke Nights

May 18, 2016 | The 5-year-old boy’s eyes were wide with wonder outside busy Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock as he spied not his baseball hero but the giant, inflatable Mega Brain. As mascot Otey the Possum applauds, far right, AR SAVES stroke survivors stand and are recognized at Strike Out Stroke Night [...]

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Stroke Program Helps Lower Arkansas to Sixth from First in Stroke Deaths

May 12, 2016 | Arkansas recently fell to sixth in the nation in the number of stroke deaths per capita after many years in first place, a huge improvement that health officials credit in part to a statewide telemedicine program of stroke education and treatment. The program — Arkansas Stroke Assistance through Virtual Emergency Support, or [...]

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UAMS Names Renee Joiner Director of Arkansas SAVES Stroke Telemedicine Program

LITTLE ROCK — Renee Joiner has been named by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as director of the Arkansas Stroke Awareness and Virtual Emergency Support (AR SAVES) program. Renee Joiner Joiner will oversee the operations of AR SAVES, which uses a high-speed video communications system to help provide immediate, life-saving [...]

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Stroke Patient Feels ‘Wonderful’ After Clot Treatments

March 2, 2016 | It began like any other Sunday for the Lemasters of Sherwood. Mary Lemaster had a stroke while attending church Feb. 7, 2016. She was taken to UAMS on an ambulance, administered tPA and underwent surgery to remove her clot. Mary Lemaster and her husband, James, had participated in the Sunday [...]

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Caregiving Enriches Caregiver, Leads to Rewarding Career

Nov. 17, 2015 | Long lives can radiate wisdom and even joy. Home caregiver Sue Carter, of Elkins, knows an invisible benefit of her chosen occupation is being able to bask in that radiant warmth. Sue Carter talks about caregiving during an interview in 2014. Sue has been caring for and learning from [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Medical News, University News|0 Comments

Daughter Sees Aging Through Mother’s Eyes

Nov. 10, 2015 | When Denise Henderson contacted the UAMS Schmieding Caregiver Program, she was searching for help in knowing the best way to care for her mother, who had trouble seeing and breathing. Henderson’s mother, who lived in Hot Springs, had glaucoma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a disease in which a person’s internal [...]

By | November 10th, 2015|Medical News, University News|0 Comments

Mega Brain Draws Crowds for Stroke Education

Aug. 17, 2015 | The best way to reach people’s minds might just be with a brain — a 18-by-14-by-12-foot, inflatable Mega Brain.

By | August 17th, 2015|University News|0 Comments


Seizures Seizures occur when part(s) of the brain receives a burst of abnormal electrical signals that temporarily interrupts normal brain function. Anyone can be susceptible to suffer a seizure. Approximately one in 10 people will suffer a seizure at some point in his or her lifetime. There are several variables that can cause a person [...]

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Interventional Neuroradiology

Interventional Neuroradiology At UAMS, we offer our patients the latest technological advances available, especially in the field of interventional neuroradiology. Using a minimally invasive approach, our caring and compassionate staff provides treatment and healing to patients who have neurovascular problems of the brain and spinal cord. This minimally invasive approach helps patients heal and recover [...]

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Stroke Treatment and Rehabilitation

Stroke Treatment and Rehabilitation For individuals who have had a stroke, UAMS offers some of the most effective treatment and rehabilitation therapies available. Quick initial treatment and proper rehabilitation are key to returning to your regular activities after a stroke. Stroke Treatment At UAMS, we have a team of emergency medicine physicians and neurologists specifically [...]

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