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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

Cabot Man Regains Use of Hands

April 21, 2017 | Using our hands to grasp a tool or offer a round of applause are simple tasks made possible by the presence of a tissue just beneath the skin called palmar fascia. “It has a real function,” said Theresa Wyrick, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine. [...]

Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

By | 2017-04-14T15:54:16+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

NFL Players Pay Surprise Visit to UAMS Cancer Patients

APRIL 12, 2017 | Giving back to his home state is a goal Clinton McDonald takes seriously. For the fifth straight year, the Jacksonville native and Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle returned to Arkansas for a week of activities aimed at lifting up the community that gave him his start.

By | 2017-04-12T10:09:36+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Cancer, Featured, Medical News, UAMS News|0 Comments

Cataract Surgery Brings Color Back for Little Rock Artist

April 11, 2017 | There are many things graphic artist and retired art teacher Jodi Shull loves about art, but she loves the vibrant colors most. “I love being able to manipulate them in many ways,” she said. Shull, 65, has made art a lifetime passion and career. She previously owned a studio in downtown [...]

By | 2017-04-11T13:49:15+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News|0 Comments

Bony Sinus Tumor Removed Without a Single Cut

April 3, 2017 | Mary Neal French went in for surgery to remove a bony tumor from her sinus last September and woke up to find the tumor gone. But her surgeon didn’t have to make a single cut. French said she began having headaches with a lot of pressure in July. She believed it [...]