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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

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

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

Patient’s Dramatic Improvement Highlights New MS Treatment Options

July 5, 2017 | Two years ago, Josh Martin wouldn’t have believed he could walk down the aisle at his own wedding. Or easily navigate his classroom as an elementary school music teacher. Or play disc golf with his friends. Martin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, when he was a junior in high [...]

By | 2017-07-05T10:30:28+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Neurology, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Cancer Diagnosis Yields Big Surprise for New Mom

Read the Spanish version of this story here. June 7, 2017 | If the circumstances surrounding Angel Castillo’s birth are any indication, his life will be full of surprises. It was during a routine gynecological exam in January 2016 when Angel’s mom, Carmen Martinez, got some very unexpected news: She had cervical cancer. As a [...]

By | 2017-06-09T11:38:22+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

Pine Bluff Man Free of Esophagus Cancer After Early Detection

June 1, 2017 | When Mark Harper went to see his gastroenterologist last September, he wasn’t expecting a cancer diagnosis. “I never had any symptoms,” he said. “I went in because I promised my wife I’d go see Dr. Henry Rogers before he retires.” Harper considers himself lucky. The doctor in Pine Bluff did an [...]

Majority of State’s ‘Best Doctors’ at UAMS

May 26, 2017 | Of the 308 Arkansas physicians named to the recently released 2017 Best Doctors in America list, nearly 200 are on staff at UAMS. The list is compiled annually by Best Doctors Inc., a health care information service company headquartered in Massachusetts, and is published by the weekly newspaper Arkansas Times. Researchers [...]

By | 2017-06-01T10:31:30+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Faculty, Featured, Medical News, University News|0 Comments