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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

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

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

UAMS, Blue Cross Join to Fight Eye Disease using Telemedicine

Sept. 25, 2017 | Vision loss and blindness from diabetic retinopathy can occur gradually with no warning symptoms when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. That’s why Ryan Jones makes sure she undergoes a yearly eye exam. But it’s not always easy for Jones, who lives in southeast Arkansas, [...]

By | 2017-10-11T09:52:22+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Eye Care, Featured, Medical News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

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 | 2017-10-06T11:42:34+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