///Spotlight on Health – October
Spotlight on Health – October 2017-01-28T09:37:40-05:00

Health Spotlight September

October brings many changes with the weather, the leaves and the season. So while you’re enjoying the beauty of the season, we want you to fall into better health.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is estimated that breast cancer will affect one in eight women in the U.S. Chances are that you know someone who has been diagnosed and fought breast cancer.

October is also National Physical Therapy Month. It is estimated that 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time. Back pain can turn into a serious condition if left untreated. At UAMS, our physical therapistsphysiatrists and pain management specialists can help patients avoid the need for surgery. And if you do need surgery, our surgeons offer the best in medical care.

How long has it been since you had your teeth cleaned? October is Dental Hygiene Month. The students in our Dental Hygiene Clinic offer a wide range of services at a reduced cost.

Before the holiday season madness begins, this should also be a time to make changes and become better educated about your health.

Living Healthy Newsletters
For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our women’s health newsletter will feature the top things you need to know about breast cancer.

Many Americans struggle with back pain every day. Back pain can be caused by a number of issues. In our wellness and fitness newsletter, we will address back pain and how you can take care of your back.

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

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!

It’s the time of year when friends and family get together to watch football. Whether you tailgate and then go to the game or simply gather in the comforts of home, food is an important part of your experience. So we have recipes for you to make healthy dishes for your family and friends. Try making a party mix or this layered bean dip. Or you can try barbecued chicken pizza or mini burgers.

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

Back Pain
If you’re like most adults, you’ve probably suffered from temporary back pain, but chances are it could have been avoided. The National Institutes of Health says that about 80% of people develop back problems at some point in their lives.

By exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, lifting properly and not smoking, most people can prevent back pain.

Besides maintaining a healthy weight, one of the most important steps you can take to reduce the risk for back pain is to perform a stretching/flexibility workout every morning.

For more information on how to take care of your back, go to our page on basic back care.

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. All women are at risk for breast cancer, and chances are that you know someone who has been affected by this disease. For more information on breast cancer, 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
People faint for a variety of reasons. Have you ever fainted and not known the reason? Can standing up straight for a long period of time cause fainting? 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
When Rita James was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991, it stirred painful memories. Her mother died of breast cancer in 1969 at age 47. That’s just two years older than Rita was at the time of her diagnosis. Those memories reawakened when one of her two daughters was diagnosed in 2009. As the James family soon realized, family history can be one of the best indicators of breast cancer occurrence.

Read Rita’s story