Conway Cyclist Joins UAMS Myeloma Institute Team to Honor Dad

Sept. 20, 2017 | Julie Ferguson, 51, of Conway, plans to straddle her Trek bike and join 60 others Sept. 23 to ride in the UAMS Myeloma Institute’s Ride for Research. Held in conjunction with the Big Dam Bridge 100, the 60 patients, supporters, donors and employees are riding to raise awareness of the blood [...]

By | 2017-09-20T15:40:48+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Treats Pediatric Cancer Survivors to a Day at the Zoo

Sept. 14, 2017 | Five-year-old Lilly Johnson may dream of going to Madagascar, but on a recent sunny Saturday she was happy to enjoy some wild animals a little closer to home. Ewing sarcoma survivor Lilly Johnson spies some chickens in the petting zoo. As a patient of the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center [...]

By | 2017-09-14T14:38:09+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical 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 | 2017-09-13T10:21:37+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

Baptist Health and UAMS Announce Alliance

Aug. 29, 2017 | Baptist Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have announced a statement of strategic intent,  which reflects the two health care organizations’ commitment to offer a wider range of educational opportunities and deliver clinical care more efficiently. The alliance will strengthen the two institutions’ collective ability to improve population [...]

By | 2017-08-30T12:43:52+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Featured, News Release, University News|0 Comments

Fiberoptic Scope Procedure Shines Light on Baby Swallowing

Aug. 24, 2017 | All parents closely monitor their babies in the first weeks of life for milestones: he grabs your finger; she gazes into your eyes; he starts responding to noises. But in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), baby’s first milestones take on even more meaning. They can be a sign of the [...]

By | 2017-08-25T12:47:12+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Ear, Nose and Throat, Featured, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

Young Woman Manages Rare Blood Disorder with Help of UAMS

Aug. 21, 2017 | For about six years, Megan Parrish didn’t know what was happening to her own body. The teenager would miss school and outings with her friends due to bouts of extreme nausea, pain and dizziness. Her behavior also changed, although she couldn’t pinpoint any reason or pattern for the psychological and physical [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:01:31+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, UAMS News|0 Comments

After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Morrilton Mom Starts 5K to Fund Research

Sept. 5, 2017 — Christmas 2013 was like no other for Julie Papini Session of Morrilton. Having experienced symptoms including forgetfulness, nausea and severe headaches for several weeks, Session took the advice of a friend and saw her doctor Dec. 23. She received a call the following day — Christmas Eve — that “a little [...]

By | 2017-09-13T16:22:49+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, Research, UAMS News|0 Comments

Family with Rare Cancer Syndrome Finds Hope at UAMS

Aug. 7, 2017 | It was a normal day visiting her family in Little Rock when Melinda Godsey started to feel sick. “I thought I had a stomach virus,” she said. Not wanting to infect her grandchildren, she got up the next morning and started the drive back to her home in El Dorado. Feeling [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:09:23+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, UAMS News|0 Comments

Subaru and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blanket Myeloma Institute with Love

Aug. 4, 2017 | Patients of the UAMS Myeloma Institute will soon be wrapped in additional care and comfort, thanks to the Subaru Loves to Care initiative launched last year by the vehicle manufacturer in partnership with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As part of the nationwide initiative, employees from the Subaru of Little Rock [...]

By | 2017-08-09T09:15:50+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, UAMS News, University News|0 Comments