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. [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]