///Spotlight on Health – November
Spotlight on Health – November 2017-01-28T09:37:06-05:00

Spotlight on Health – November

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. But, along with the changing leaves, the month ushers in cold and flu season.

The best way to avoid the flu is by getting your flu shot, and November is one of the best months to get it. At UAMS, we offer a variety of resources and tips to help you avoid catching a cold or the flu.

This month also brings us 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 help keep you happy and healthy through November and to the end of the year.

Living Healthy Newsletters

At UAMS, we recognize how important it is for you to keep you and your family healthy during this time of year. And after Halloween, you may start to feel the holiday pressure as you focus on cooking for various gatherings and shopping for presents.

With our Living Healthy Newsletters we help you avoid getting overwhelmed by the holidays by providing plenty of health tips and advice for whatever situation you’re facing this month and all year long.

Are you interested in 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!


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. To warm up, try black bean chili or Southern chicken and dumpling soup. 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 meet most dietary needs. See our healthy recipes.

Health Tips


November is National Sleep Comfort Month and at UAMS we understand the importance of getting enough rest each night. When getting caught up in the holiday hustle in November, we can put sleep last on our list. UAMS has plenty of resources to help you make healthy sleep a high priority.  

According to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention study, more than one-third of Americans routinely sleep fewer than 7 hours a night, which affects their concentration and general health. Insufficient sleep also impairs work performance and the ability to drive safely, and chronic sleep loss is associated with obesity and other health problems.

CDC says that adults should sleep for 7 to 9 hours a night to maintain good health. And to help you to get in these hours, prepare yourself for a restful night sleep by turning off the TV and the computer at night and make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleep — not too hot, not too much light and not too much noise. Find out more sleeping tips

Podcast – 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

Are you a midnight muncher? According to our Weight Loss and Metabolic Control Program, these calories can inflate your waistline in a way that you may not have heard before. Read this article for the full truth.

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

If you had seen Catherine Wood Burton jogging the trails of Allsopp Park in Little Rock, you would have thought she was the picture of perfect health. But Catherine’s journey from near death to new life began with an appendectomy that led to a cancer diagnosis and ended with the birth of a healthy baby girl.

Read Catherine’s story

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