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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

Warren Man Finds Relief of Abdominal Pain

Nov. 13, 2017 | Charles Goins was unsure exactly what ailed him, but he knew the result was excruciating pain in his abdomen. When the discomfort began in December, the 69-year-old Warren native realized immediately that something was wrong. He spent the next several days in a hospital with a pain he had never experienced [...]

By | 2017-11-13T14:12:51+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories, Surgery|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

Breast Cancer Didn’t Steal Little Rock Woman’s Zeal for Life

Oct. 12, 2017 | The past year and a half has included many challenges for Josephine Guiden — being diagnosed with cancer, then chemotherapy, surgery and radiation treatments— but none of them have snatched her passion for life. “There’s power in knowing you have to be positive about life,” said the 70-year-old Little Rock resident. [...]

By | 2017-10-26T08:32:47+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Annual Gala for Life Raises $942,000 for UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Oct. 11, 2017 | The bright lights of New York City shone on Little Rock on Sept. 15 when the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute hosted its 22nd annual Gala for Life. Broadway performers Kevin Massey and Dan'yelle Williamson entertained the crowd. The black-tie event, held at Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center, [...]

By | 2017-10-11T11:40:00+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Featured|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

Myeloma Patient’s Loved Ones Roll ‘Ride for Research’ in Her Honor

Oct. 6, 2017 | Carolyn Barber, of El Dorado, waited as six of her loved ones – ­two daughters, a son, two granddaughters and a great-grandson – each rode 10 miles in the recent UAMS Myeloma Institute’s inaugural Ride for Research across central Arkansas in honor of the 75-year-old’s battle against myeloma. “It was wonderful,” [...]

By | 2017-10-06T11:39:15+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|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