///Spotlight on Health – March
Spotlight on Health – March 2017-01-28T09:37:28-05:00

March Spotlight on Health

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 is a good opportunity for you to increase your activity level and establish a more regular workout routine.

March is also National Nutrition Month. The American Dietetic Association is encouraging you to “Eat Right with Color” this year, concentrating on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

At UAMS, we hope that this month will bring healthier choices for you and your family.

Living Healthy Newsletters

With our newsletters, we want to provide you with timely information and articles. This is a good time to rev up your workouts while you’re enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.

Since it’s also National Nutrition Month, March is an excellent time to focus on what you eat. It’s time to look at what your diet consists of and how you can improve upon that. Whether you have problems cutting back on sweets or just need to add more variety into your diet, we want to help you.

In our Living Healthy Newsletterswe want to provide plenty of healthy tips and advice for whatever your situation may be.

Are you interested in health information about healthy living, wellness and fitness or women’s health? 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

Eating less junk food and adding more nutritious food to your diet are simple changes that can make a significant improvement in your nutrition and health.

You should cut back on foods that have only limited nutritional value, that are overprocessed, or that contain too much fat, salt, sugar and refined white flour. Avoid fast-food restaurants because more of their products are deep-fried or very high in fat, salt and sugar. It’s better to shop for healthier goods, but be sure to go grocery shopping when you are not hungry.

For more on healthier eating, read this guide.

Medical Myths

You’ve probably heard phrases like “carrots make your eyes shine” or “carrots will improve your eyesight.” Can eating carrots really help your eyesight? Is it a myth or a fact? 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.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

With the warmer weather that March brings, it’s the perfect time to get out and exercise more, establishing a good fitness routine. From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice on exercising.

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


Patient Story

After 16 years searching for the cause of her seizures and difficulty breathing, Karan Smith of Fort Smith was referred to UAMS, where a doctor pinpointed her underlying condition: an uncommon genetic disease known as HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia). 

Read Karan’s Story

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