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UAMS Surgeons Reattach Texas Man’s Hand After Sawmill Accident

March 21, 2017 | It was not uncommon for a seasoned sawmill operator like Mauro Santiago to remove a lodged piece of wood from his machine, but what happened the morning of Aug. 15 was anything but routine. As he reached to free a piece of lumber, Santiago, 29, accidentally bumped a lever that activated [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Promise to Patient Inspires UAMS Doctor to run Half Marathon

March 13, 2017 | When Nikhil Meena, M.D., crossed the finish line of his first half marathon March 5, his patient, the late Joe Cook, symbolically crossed it with him. Nikhil Meena, M.D., presented a medal to Marilyn Cook after running the Little Rock Half Marathon in memory of her husband and his patient, [...]

By | March 13th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

U.S. Ambassador Chooses UAMS Myeloma Institute

March 2, 2017 | Ambassador Ruth A. Davis traveled the world as a U.S. diplomat during her 40 years with the U.S. Foreign Service. But when she learned she had a relapse of multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells in the blood, she headed to Arkansas and the UAMS Myeloma Institute. “I’ve often had [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Featured, Medical News|0 Comments

UAMS Weight Control Clinic Helps Nurse Drop 80 Pounds

Feb. 24, 2017 | “Who’s going to take care of me when I can’t take care of myself?” Donnia Cox a patient in the UAMS Weight Control Clinic says she asked herself that question as she struggled to lose weight and get in shape. “I was at a point in my life where I realized [...]

Compassion Bags Brighten Day for UAMS Cancer Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 | A Valentine’s Day surprise brought smiles — and a few tears — to patients undergoing cancer treatment at UAMS. Thanks to the nonprofit organization Compassion That Compels and local boutique Altar’d State, 20 women were treated to a free totebag filled with items to comfort and support them while they undergo [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

Young Jewelry Designer Supports Myeloma Research

Feb. 10, 2017 | Bailey McNeill of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a UAMS Myeloma Institute rock star. McNeill’s father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at Duke University Hospital when she was in third grade. “He sat down with my sisters and me and explained that he would be traveling with my mom to a facility [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Myeloma, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Mena Woman with AFib Back to Enjoying Life

Feb. 3, 2017 | Glenna Love enjoyed spending time in her garden, writing as a member of the writers’ guild and traveling the world. “We’ve had a great life,” said the 74-year-old from Mena. Love and her husband of 34 years, Robert Tomlinson, enjoy the memories they have of traveling across the sea to countries [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|Featured, Heart, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Lung Cancer Survivor Plays on With Help of UAMS

Jan. 23, 2017 | When Hot Springs musician Raymond Lovelace starting having migraine headaches in 2012, he set out to find the cause. “It raised a red flag,” he said, adding that he hadn’t experienced migraines for several years. Raymond Lovelace performed with a band in the Hot Springs area for many years. [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Oxford Woman’s Elbow Saved After Gunshot

Jan. 5, 2017 | Kathy Thomas remembers a booming noise, then, immediately questioning what caused it. Following a Sunday church service in December 2015, Thomas and her husband spent the afternoon moving items into their new home in Oxford in north central Arkansas. Thomas was in tow with one of her husband’s handguns when the [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Featured, Medical News, Orthopedics, Patient Stories|0 Comments

Former Student Donates Books, Teddy Bears to NICU Families

Dec. 27, 2016 | Spending the holiday season in the hospital can be difficult, which is why Erin Brewer was inspired to act. Armed with a bag full of teddy bears and a box full of “Cuddle Bear” books, Brewer and her two sons, Evan, 4, and Owen, 1, visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Featured, Medical News, OB/GYN, Patient Stories|0 Comments