///Spotlight on Health – November
Spotlight on Health – November 2017-01-28T09:37:35-06:00

November Health Spotlight
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.

With the changing leaves, fall also ushers in cold and flu season. Be sure to get your flu shot. At UAMS, we offer and also have a variety of resources and tips available to you to help you avoid catching a cold
or the flu.

This month also brings us to Thanksgiving, which means that the holiday season is upon us. We want to give you the tools you need to make this the best holiday season you’ve ever had. And we want to help keep you happy and healthy through November and through the end of the year.

Living Healthy Newsletters With November, not only is fall in full swing, but cold and flu season is as well. At UAMS, we recognize how important it is for you to keep you and your family healthy during this time of year. Also, the holiday season is fast approaching. After Halloween, you may feel that the rest of the year is focused on cooking for various gatherings and shopping for presents. At UAMS, we don’t want the holiday season to overwhelm you.

In our Living Healthy Newsletters
we want to provide plenty of healthy tips and advice for whatever situation or condition you may be facing.

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Do you have a hard time deciding what to make for family holiday gatherings? We know you want to find easy recipes that are healthy and taste good. Try roasted vegetables or garlic whipped potatoes as a great choice for a side dish. If you are looking for a good dessert option, you can’t go wrong with this tasty pumpkin pie.

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


Influenza, or the flu, is a highly contagious viral respiratory tract infection. An estimated five to 20 percent of the population in the U.S. contract influenza each year. Influenza is characterized by the abrupt onset of fever, muscle aches, sore throat and a nonproductive cough.

The influenza virus is generally passed from person to person by airborne transmission. But the virus can also live for a short time on objects – such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, keyboards, telephone receivers and eating or drinking utensils. Therefore, it may also be spread by touching something that has been handled by someone infected with the virus and then touching your own mouth, nose or eyes.

For more information on influenza, its symptoms and its treatment, go to our page on the flu

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 the common cold isn’t usually a serious condition, nobody wants to catch it. Do you know the most successful ways to get rid of that pesky cold so you can return to breathing normally and leaving your house without a packet of tissue? For tips and information on the common cold, listen to this podcast.

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


Medical Myth
The Thanksgiving meal is often centered on the turkey. Have you heard that eating stuffing from a turkey can cause salmonella poisoning? 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
Bruce Bell is proof that a person’s life can change in an instant. While applying weather-proofing material to the ceiling of a building in Pine Bluff, Bell fell 20 feet, landing on his back. No one witnessed the fall, and it is estimated that it took his employees about 10 minutes to find him. “I wasn’t breathing, and my lips and hands were blue,” Bell said.


Read Bruce’s story