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UAMS Spotlight on Health

The Spotlight on Health is designed to bring you timely and interesting stories about research, treatment and education at UAMS. We feature university supporters and volunteers and give a glimpse into the lives and work of our doctors, scientists, nurses and other employees dedicated to improving the health of Arkansans.

Please use the links below to enjoy our most recent issue or some of our past issues.

October 2012

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October has finally brought cooler temperatures that we have been longing for after a dry, hot summer here in the Natural State. So while you’re enjoying the weather and beauty of the fall season, we want you to fall into better health. 

September 2012

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This month Arkansans are hoping to receive some relief from the summer heat as we start thinking about fall traditions, sports and school festivities. With the thoughts of fall and winter, we hope you receive a renewed desire to eat healthy, exercise and to receive your immunizations.  

August 2012

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The back to school excitement probably starts building at your home at the beginning of August. Your children are thinking about reuniting with friends, shopping for supplies and starting new classes. And you as a parent may be just as excited to send them off to class. But, don’t send them off without knowing that they are healthy and protected from illness. 

July 2012

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Summer water accidents are more prevalent that you might think. Are you aware of all the precautions you should take to avoid ruining a fun outing with a dangerous accident? You probably know the basic safety tips, but do you really practice them? We will help you learn how to put them into practice.

June 2012

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Staying cool on the outside is important, however, staying cool on the inside is just as vital. Here at UAMS we want to provide you with information on how to prevent dehydration so you can have a fun and safe summer no matter where you may travel.

May 2012

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May is dedicated to bringing light to the dangers of the sun’s rays for Melanoma Awareness Month. At UAMS, we want to make sure you have the tools to protect you and your family.

April 2012

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Whether you like to play sports, swim, hike, camp or picnic, nature has so much to offer in Arkansas. While you’re enjoying family and friends, we want to provide you with some simple tips to keep you healthy and safe.

March 2012

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Say goodbye to those cold, wintry days and hello to warmer weather and a fresh zeal to get outside. As this month ushers in the first day of spring, we want to usher in a revived effort to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

February 2012

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February is the month where we become focused on giving chocolate, stuffed animals and flowers to express our love for our significant other. It is also the time that you should show your heart some love by practicing good health habits.

January 2012

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Fitting into that dress, saying “no” to cigarettes and managing your pocketbook better are just a few of the many New Year’s resolutions we vow to keep each year. UAMS wants to set you up for success by providing helpful health information.

December 2011

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The holiday season is filled with excitement, but it can also be overwhelming. Your to-do list can double overnight, and it can seem like you never get to cross anything off. While you are celebrating the season, remember to take care of your health.

November 2011

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November is here, and the temperature is finally cooler. With nature’s palette during fall foliage, the fall season can be one of the most beautiful seasons in Arkansas. But, along with the changing leaves, the month ushers in cold and flu season.

October 2011

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October brings many changes with the weather, the leaves and the season. So while you’re enjoying the beauty of the season, we want you to fall into better health. 

September 2011

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School is in full swing, and the excitement of fall sports is in the air. Cooler weather is in the forecast. It’s a perfect time to take advantage of getting outside to exercise.

August 2011

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In August, summer is winding down and school is starting. While summer vacation may be coming to a close, it doesn’t mean that the hot weather is. Are you having trouble finding ways to stay cool? Just because fall is in sight does not mean that the hot weather cannot still get the best of us.

July 2011

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July promises to bring more warm temperatures. Are you ready for more heat this summer, or are you already longing for fall days? With plenty of outdoor activities, you and your family may be spending a lot of time in the sun.

June 2011

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June is here, and now summer is in full swing. The kids are out of school, and you are ready for a vacation. The pool and lake are calling your name. You might even be planning a family road trip to a theme park or the beach.

May 2011

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May can be a busy month for many people. School is coming to an end, and summer plans are beginning. It seems like there are so many things that need to be done before school gets out, and your mind is probably already on summer.

April 2011

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While April brings more spring-like temperatures and weather, it’s also the time when your allergies start acting up. Don’t let allergies ruin your spring plans and your ability to get outside and enjoy the weather.

March 2011

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March ushers in the first day of spring and the gift of warmer weather. Whether you’re throwing a ball or planting flowers, you begin to spend more time outside. This month is a good chance for you to start taking your workout outside.

February 2011

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February is the month where we become focused on the heart. February is Heart Health Month. Cardiovascular disease continues to be the number one killer in the U.S. You can start taking healthy steps now to prevent or manage heart disease.

January 2011

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January not only marks a new year and a new month, but it also marks a fresh start for many people. Resolutions abound in January. Regardless of how your New Year’s resolutions normally turn out, this can be your year to keep them!

December 2010

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While it can be the most wonderful time of the year, the month of December can also prove to be extremely stressful. We want to help you  so that you can stay healthy and happy this holiday season.

November 2010

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November is here, and the temperature is finally cooler. With nature’s palette during fall foliage, the fall season can be one of the most beautiful seasons in Arkansas.

October 2010

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October brings many changes with the weather, the leaves and the season. So while you’re enjoying the beauty of the season, we want you to fall into better health.

September 2010

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School is in full swing, and football season will soon be here, which can only mean that fall is just around the corner. With the cooler weather, it’s a perfect time to take advantage of getting outside and exercising.

August 2010

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For kids and parents alike, August means that it’s time to get back to school. With the start of school. At UAMS, we know that the new school year can bring on added stress to your family.

July 2010

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July promises to bring more warm temperatures. Are you ready for more heat this summer? If you are not careful, the high temperature also can harm your health. Do you know the best precautions to take to avoid heat-related illnesses?

June 2010

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June is here, and now summer is in full swing. The kids are out of school, and you are ready for a vacation. Summer should not be a time to worry or stress, so at UAMS we want to make sure that you are equipped with all the health tips and resources you need to have a wonderful summer!

May 2010

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With end-of-the-year school activities, summer sports and events in your area, May can be a hectic time of the year. While you are busy preparing for summer, we want to provide you with health tips to help you enjoy all that summer has to offer.

April 2010

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Spring is here, bringing a new season of spring sports. We want to ensure that you and your children have a good and safe season. Are you prepared in case of a sports injury? Do you know what is best for a post-game drink or snack? At UAMS, we have information to help participants and spectators enjoy the games.

March 2010

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After the snow and ice this winter, we all gladly welcome spring temperatures in March. Signs of new life are everywhere as trees bud and flowers begin to bloom. At UAMS, we hope that you take the time to enjoy March and springtime and remember to stay healthy as you participate in spring activities.

February 2010

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This time of year we all see images of hearts. More emphasis is placed on hearts and love and how we show our affection, but what most people don’t realize is that the whole month of February is about your heart and its health. So love your own heart and keep it beating for many Valentine’s Day’s to come.

January 2010

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A new year brings new opportunities. This is the time when resolutions are made, and many are easily broken. Don’t let your resolutions fall by the wayside. At UAMS, we want to give you the tools you need to help you be more healthy in 2010.

December 2009

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For many people, the last few weeks of December can mean stressful with driving with your family for hours, adding debt to your credit cards and going to numerous holiday parties. At UAMS, we don’t want the holiday season to go from the most wonderful time of the year to the most dreaded for you.