//, UAMS News/CNBC to Feature UAMS, Huckabee on Jan. 21
UAMS News Bureau

Office of Communications & Marketing
4301 West Markham #890
Little Rock, AR 72205-7199

www.uamshealth.com/news

News Release
Thursday, January 18, 2007
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Leslie W. Taylor, 501-686-8998
Wireless phone: 501-951-7260
Leslie@uams.edu
Jerri Jackson, 501-686-8149
Wireless phone: 501-920-6977
Pager: 501-395-5989
Jerri@uams.edu

LITTLE ROCK – The Weight Control Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Philip Kern, M.D., who directed the clinic when former Gov. Mike Huckabee was a patient there, will be featured along with Huckabee on the show dLifeTV (Diabetes Life) on CNBC at 6 p.m. Jan. 21.


 


The television crew from NBC’s consumer news and business news network visited Little Rock in October to film in the UAMS weight control clinic and at the Governor’s Mansion. Huckabee has received national attention over the last several years for losing 110 pounds through the program, thus becoming cured of type 2 diabetes.


 


The show also interviewed UAMS patients, including Preston Bynum, a longtime Little Rock lobbyist who lost 30 pounds in his first month on the program and had lost 80 pounds total by the time of the interview.


 


dLifeTV is a television series dedicated to empowering the millions of Americans living with diabetes. It features leading experts, timely medical information, inspirational stories, and recipes for healthy food. Each week, dLifeTV delivers the latest in diabetes research and treatment advances in an entertaining and in-depth format.


 


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit www.uams.edu.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a northwest Arkansas regional campus; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,021 students, 789 medical residents and two dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS regional centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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