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Inspired Since Childhood, UAPB Graduate Hopes to One Day Treat Sickle Cell Patients

Nov. 21, 2017 | Xavius Hymes, of Pine Bluff, has had a lifelong support group to help him mange sickle cell disease. Now the 19-year-old is looking to the future and the possibility of becoming a doctor to care for patients like himself. Diagnosed at birth, doctors say Hymes has always been proactive in taking [...]

By | 2017-11-21T08:39:56+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Kingsland Woman with Rare Lung Disease Finds Courage

Nov. 1, 2017 | Randy Edwards is moved to tears when he talks about how far he’ll go to make sure his wife is happy and well. He says he felt helpless in February 2017 when Leah Edwards, 29, came down with pneumonia and wasn’t getting better. In April, Leah Edwards was vomiting and struggling [...]

By | 2017-11-01T10:21:57+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Post-pregnancy Visits Made Convenient with Telemedicine

Oct. 23, 2017 | Whether it’s her first child or her fifth, the postpartum trip to the doctor can be a hassle for a mother. The UAMS Center for Distance Health has started a new program that will make that visit more convenient. “Some of our patients travel a very long way to deliver here [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:45:56+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Competitive Golfer Finds Best Approach to Cancer Treatment

Oct. 18, 2017 | Most patients find out they have chronic lymphocytic leukemia after a regular visit to their primary care provider. This blood cancer, commonly called CLL, is most often diagnosed in older patients. It happened this way for Bill Wrentz, 67, of Cabot. Wrentz was scheduled for a visit with his primary care [...]

By | 2017-10-20T10:51:54+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

OrthoNow After-hours, Walk-in Clinic Provides Relief

Oct. 10, 2017 | Since it opened in April, UAMS’ walk-in, after-hours clinic OrthoNow has been a welcome answer for many Arkansans, including UAMS employees. William Fuller, UAMS client services director for technical operations, tore his bicep tendon away from the bone in May. He went to the OrthoNow clinic on Autumn Road and saw [...]

By | 2017-10-11T09:43:12+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Surgeon Saved by the Trauma System he Helped Establish

Oct. 3, 2017 | When Todd Maxson, M.D. worked to implement a trauma system for the state of Arkansas in 2009, he didn’t know that his own life would be among the many saved. “It’s certainly different being on the opposite end of care,” Maxson said. On Sept. 1, Maxson, a professor of surgery employed [...]

By | 2017-10-19T16:09:58+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Precancerous Lesion on Pancreas Removed Without Surgery

Sept. 7, 2017 | “I never had any symptoms. That, to me, is the scariest part about it.” Ermer “E.O.” Huddleston, 80, wasn’t expecting anything abnormal when he went to his Conway gastroenterologist for an endoscopy, where a tube with a camera and light is inserted in the throat to look at the digestive tract. [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:43:53+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Featured, Gastroenterology, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Breast Imaging Center’s Same-Day Results Eases Patient Concerns

Sept. 1, 2017 | Since she was in her early 30s, Tracy Lamey has been coming to the UAMS Breast Center twice a year for breast imaging. Her mother was diagnosed at 39 with breast cancer, so that put Lamey at high risk for the disease. “I come here because of the state-of-the-art technology,” Lamey [...]

By | 2017-09-25T08:25:48+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Doctor Rids NLR Man of Barrett’s Disease

July 18, 2017 | A year ago, Reg Hamman of North Little Rock was convinced he had heart problems. There was discomfort in his chest that prompted him to visit his cardiologist. “It turns out it was acid reflux,” Hamman said. “I was referred to my gastroenterologist who found out through an endoscopy that I [...]

Medical Student Survives Stroke Thanks to Classmates’ Quick Reaction

June 15, 2017 | Justin Treas is a busy man. The 29-year-old has a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology and has worked in cancer research. He’s married with three children and just earned his medical degree from the UAMS College of Medicine. On March 28, 2017, Treas had a stroke that his doctors believe would have [...]

By | 2017-06-16T09:06:07+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments