When first diagnosed, Stacy said, “I knew that I was in for the fight of my life.” For her fight with breast cancer, Stacy Sells chose the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Her treatment included chemotherapy followed by a double mastectomy, radiation and reconstructive surgery. “One of the things that really made my experience […]
Does a ‘Base’ Tan Protect You from Sunburn?
Do you like to get your skin beach-ready before vacation? If so, you’re not the only one. Many people like to hop in the tanning bed before they hit the beach or pool, hoping that a “base” tan can prevent a painful sunburn. Unfortunately, this ritual is like fighting fire with fire. According to the […]
Can Your Toothbrush Make You Sick?
What has tiny bristles, lives in your bathroom and can house five of the nastiest germs, including the flu virus? If you guessed your toothbrush, you’re correct. According to researchers, there can be as many as 1.2 million bacteria on a single toothbrush. Also, a New York State Dental Journal found that 70% of used […]
Does Pulling One Gray Hair Cause More to Grow in its Place?
For those of you who have plucked those pesky gray hairs from your head, you don’t have to fear that they are coming back with a vengeance. The idea that pulling a gray hair will cause 10 more to grow in its place is simply not true. If you’re not convinced, let UAMS family and […]
Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?
“An apple a day will keep the doctor away.” Most of us have heard this popular health tidbit at least once in our lives. But, is this advice too good to be true? UAMS family physician Dr. Daniel Knight explains that apples are a good source of fiber, are helpful for keeping good colon health, […]
Is a Migraine Just a Really Bad Headache?
Migraines affect an estimated 28 million Americans, with 35% experiencing one to four migraine attacks per month, according to the National Headache Foundation. Because migraines are so common, many people have come to believe that they are just bad headaches — just a normal part of life. Migraines are considered intense headaches that can put […]
Can Holding in a Sneeze Cause Hearing Damage?
Did you know that when you sneeze, 100,000 germs fly out of your nasal canal at approximately 100 miles per hour? So, it’s easy to understand why many people try to muffle those annoying “ahhh-choos” in public. Whether you hold a sneeze by pinching your nose or closing your mouth, stifling a sneeze is not […]
Can Wearing an Underwire Bra Cause Breast Cancer?
The claim that bra-wearing can put women at serious risk for breast cancer has been around for almost 20 years. Does this idea hold any truth? Dr. Laura Hutchins, a UAMS medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, says that there is not enough evidence to support this idea. According to a Scientific American article […]
Kale With Herbed Tahini Dressing
Ingredients 10 cups curly kale, rinsed, drained, shredded 1 cup carrots, shredded 1 cup red cabbage, shredded 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup water 1 ½ cups fresh cilantro, de-stemmed 1 cup fresh Italian parsley, de-stemmed ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 tablespoon lime zest 6 pitted dates 3 tablespoons Tahini […]
Ingredients 11 ounces semi-sweet chocolate* 3 ounces melted butter, unsalted 4 eggs, separated 1 cup whipping cream * Use a good-quality chocolate. Directions In medium-size saucepan, melt chocolate and butter together. To melted chocolate, immediately beat in egg yolks; remove from heat and let cool. In large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. […]