///Spotlight on Health – March
Spotlight on Health – March 2017-01-28T09:38:01-06:00
spring has sprung


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. As spring sports get into full swing, kids begin preparing for baseball and soccer. This is a time for you to work in your yard, go for a bike ride or enjoy an afternoon picnic.

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.

Living Healthy Newsletters
At UAMS, we want to ensure that you are taking steps to keep yourself healthy while enjoying the fresh air and beauty of spring. With the tips and information in our Living Healthy newsletterS, you can learn how to keep you and your family in the best shape.

Are you interested in health information about women’s health, healthy living or wellness and fitness?
Subscribe Today to receive UAMS Living Healthy newsletters every month. It’s easy and free!  

While enjoying outdoor activities with your family this spring, we know you want to fix something that is easy and healthy that you can carry with you on the go. Whether you need a snack or a quick lunch for a picnic we recommend our recipes for confetti wraps or dark chocolate chip oat bars.

Looking for more healthy recipes? Visit our health library, which will provide you with recipes to prepare many full meals that meets most dietary needs.  See our library  

Health Tips 
Avoiding Seasonal Allergies
Every spring as the flowers and trees began to bloom and the pollen count rises, many people fight the allergies that come with this season. At UAMS, we know that sometimes allergic reactions can be unavoidable, but they are certainly not untreatable. For more on allergies and how you can best treat them, go to our allergy overview.

Visit our ALL ABOUT ALLERGY centER to learn more preventative measures.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice on allergies.

Interested in hearing more Here’s to Your Health podcasts? Visit our Here’s to Your Health Archive today!

Medical Myth
Do you have watery eyes and a runny nose in the spring? Some people believe that eating honey can reduce seasonal allergy symptoms. Is this a medical myth or the truth? READ THIS ARTICLE FOR THE ANSWER

Want to find the answers to other medical myths? Our UAMS mythbusters have investigated the truth behind some of the more popular myths. Visit our collection and find out the real deal.

Patient Story 
UAMS Helps College Student Donate Kidney to Mena Man

March is also National Kidney Month, and the National Kidney Foundation encourages awareness and prevention of kidney diseases.

Twenty-one-year-old Alissa Pitcher of Grand Rapids, Mich., was moved last spring by a Mena mother’s plea on behalf of her son. The request for prayers came via e-mail from an old family friend whose 23-year-old son, Kryn, was in desperate need of a kidney transplant. 

Read Alissa and Kryn’s Story

Share your story