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Spotlight on Health – October

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 therapists, physiatrists 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

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, mini burgers or tortilla pizzas for the kids.

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 library

Health Tips

Breast Cancer

The thought of having breast cancer is frightening to everyone and especially devastating to women. However, ignoring the possibility that you may develop breast cancer or avoiding the processes to detect cancer can be dangerous.
Although there are some women who are at higher risk, the fact is that all women are at risk for breast cancer. That is why it is so important to follow this three-step plan for preventive care.

Although breast cancer cannot be prevented at the present time, early detection of problems provides the greatest possibility of successful treatment.

To make sure your breasts stay healthy, UAMS encourages women to follow the three-step plan of 1) breast self-examination, 2) clinical examination and 3) mammogram.

For more information, visit our page on breast health in the UAMS health library.

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. 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

Can wearing a copper bracelet cure arthritis? Copper bracelets have long been sold as a cure for arthritis. Vendors propose that the metal is absorbed through the skin and helps cartilage regeneration. But there are certain facts you should know before you rush out and buy that bracelet. 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

Video Library

Interested in health procedures or UAMS news? Check out our video library for information ranging from addiction research to orthopedic surgery. And you can also watch our progress as we grow to meet the needs of our patients.

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