///Spotlight on Health – September
Spotlight on Health – September 2017-01-28T09:37:42-06:00

Health Spotlight September

School is in full swing, and football season will soon be here, which can only mean that fall is just around the corner. With the unusually hot and humid summer this year, fall temperatures are more than welcome.

With the cooler weather, it’s a perfect time to take advantage of getting outside and exercising. This summer probably had you scrambling to find indoor activities. But now that cooler temperatures are in the forecast, take advantage! Try going for a walk in your neighborhood or playing a fun game of ball with friends. At UAMS, we hope that you enjoy the fall weather that is to come.

Living Healthy Newsletters
Millions of Americans are plagued by chronic conditions. Our Living Healthy newsletters this month will help you learn more about the chronic conditions that many people cope with every day. We will provide you with information on treating and managing certain chronic conditions.

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!

September is Cholesterol Education Month. UAMS has many different low cholesterol recipes for you to choose from. We offer main dish recipes as well as snacks and desserts. Find anything from a blueberry banana smoothie to pasta salad and herb roasted potatoes. See our entire selection of low cholesterol recipes.

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

Cholesterol is used to make some hormones, vitamin D and bile acids, which help to digest fat. Cholesterol also is used to build healthy cell membranes (walls) in the brain, nerves, muscles, skin, liver, intestines and heart. Your body makes enough to meet your needs; you don’t have to get cholesterol in your diet.

High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. High blood cholesterol itself does not cause symptoms; so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high.

For more information on cholesterol and how you can manage it, go to our page on lowering your cholesterol.

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. This month is thyroid cancer awareness month. How much do you know about your thyroid? Find out more about the different types of thyroid diseases.

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

Medical Myth
Do you often have trouble sleeping? Do you toss and turn and try counting sheep? Have you often heard that drinking warm milk makes you sleepy? Is this a myth or is it true?  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
Suzanne Holland doesn’t shy away from a challenge. From riding mountain bikes to four wheelers, Holland enjoys every opportunity to test her limits. So when an ovarian cancer diagnosis sidelined her, she was ready to face it head-on.

Read Suzanne’s story