///Spotlight on Health – May
Spotlight on Health – May 2017-01-28T09:37:52-05:00

May Health Spotlight

With end-of-the-year school activities, summer sports and events in your area, May can be a hectic time of the year. At UAMS, we know you are busy planning family vacations and weekend getaways to lakes or parks, so you may worry about getting in swimsuit shape or protecting your skin from sun damage.

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. We can help you whether you are stressed out with trip planning or worried about shedding those few extra pounds before you put on your swimsuit. At UAMS, we want to make sure that you are ready for summer fun.

Living Healthy Newsletters

At UAMS, we know that summer can be a fun time, but there are also concerns about keeping your skin safe from the sun. Warmer weather also brings fun trips to the lake and the beach, which means wearing a swimsuit. It can also be a stressful time with making plans for summer trips and all many events happening at the end of the school year. Whether you are looking for skin care, stress or weight loss advice, our Living Healthy Newsletters have something for everyone. With the tips and information in our newsletters later this month, you can learn how to keep you and your family as healthy as possible.

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! 


Summer is the time for cookouts with friends and family. Memorial Day is always a popular weekend for picnics and barbecues. Try our healthy recipes for mini burgers or picnic potato salad! Are you simply going for a picnic in the park? Try this recipe for chicken salad.

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 Sunburns
While the weather is warmer and summer is a time to be outside more often, you also have the risk of getting a sunburn. At UAMS, we know that you don’t want to avoid being out to enjoy activities, so we want you to know how best to prevent a sunburn and treat it if it does occur. For more on sunburns, go to our sunburn overview.

PodcastPodcast – Here’s to Your Health

From our Here’s to Your Health archives, Dr. T. Glenn Pait provides tips and advice for your health. While we want you to enjoy your summer, we also want you to be safe. Listen to tips on summer safety from Dr. Pait.

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

Medical Myth
Many times the first outing to the lake or your first day in the heat of summer is the most enjoyable. But then you get home to discover that you have a sunburn. Do you know the best remedy for a sunburn? Will rubbing aloe vera on your sunburn really help?  Is this true? 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 
135 Pound Weight Loss

When Debbie Evans stepped into the UAMS Weight Loss and Metabolic Control Clinic for the second time, she was grateful to have another chance. She had tried the program once and was not successful. She returned more than a year later to try again because she knew that the program worked.

Read Debbie’s Story

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