///Spotlight on Health – May
Spotlight on Health – May 2017-01-28T09:37:20-05:00

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. You are dreaming of days spent at the beach and at the lake playing in the water or just lying out in the sun.

With the nice weather, we are all ready to get outside. However, at UAMS we also want you to be careful of spending too much time in the sun. Skin care in the summer is especially important. At UAMS, we want to make sure that you are ready for the summer.

Living Healthy Newsletters

At UAMS, we understand that sometimes May can be a little stressful. Many of us try to fit in as many activities as possible before the end of the school year.

Most of us are ready to escape the stress and go on a vacation. We know that summer can be a fun time, but there are also concerns about keeping your skin safe from the sun.

Whether you are looking for stress tips or skin care 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 recipe 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

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma is a disease of the skin in which cancer cells are found in the melanocytes, the cells that produce color in the skin or pigment known as melanin. Melanoma usually occurs in adults, but it may occasionally be found in children and adolescents. Melanoma may also be called cutaneous melanoma or malignant melanoma. Melanoma is an uncommon, but aggressive, form of skin cancer.

Read more on melanoma.

Medical Myths

Does placing cucumbers or wet teabags on your eyes help reduce wrinkles? 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

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 you’re the sun and all your favorite outdoor activities, we also want you to protect your skin. Listen to the podcast.

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


Patient Story

When Karen Howlett counts her blessings, she starts with the three most dear: her daughter, her son and her vision. She wouldn’t have any of them, she said, without UAMS. 

Read Karen’s story here.

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