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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. [...]

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 [...]

SeniorNet Teaches Blue Cross Employees Computer Skills

March 25, 2016 | Little Rock SeniorNet recently offered two computer classes to a select group of employees at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Little Rock. SeniorNet’s Little Rock chapter, part of the international, all-volunteer nonprofit organization, provides computer training to people ages 50 and up to enhance their computer skills and use [...]

By | 2016-10-11T12:56:26+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Aging, Medical Center News|0 Comments

Cornea Donation Saves Rogers Man’s Vision

March 10, 2016 | Organ donation is an incredibly personal and tremendously impactful act of kindness, but Jim Harris already knows that on a profound level. “Without the generosity of a donor, I would have lost sight in my eye,” said the 53-year-old Rogers resident. “I am grateful my donor was thoughtful enough to make [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:43:18+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Eye Care, Featured, Medical Center News, Patient Stories|0 Comments

UAMS Helps Harmony Clinic Obtain Retinal Camera

March 3, 2016 | UAMS Glaucoma specialist Grant Morshedi, M.D., knows how important Little Rock’s Harmony Health Clinic is to those who need health care but can’t afford it. As a UAMS medical student in 2008, he worked with many others at UAMS and in the community to establish the free clinic that is staffed [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:43:24+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Featured, Medical Center News, Medical News|0 Comments

Blue & You Foundation Gives $20,000 to March of Dimes for UAMS NICU Family Support Program

Feb. 11, 2016 | Families of newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at UAMS Medical Center will benefit from a $20,000 grant received today for its Family Support Program. The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas awarded the money to the Arkansas chapter of the March of Dimes to go to [...]

By | 2017-04-13T10:36:53+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Medical Center News, Medical News, News Release|0 Comments

Grateful Sarcoma Survivor Starts Charity to Fund Research

Oct. 27, 2015 | Kristi Rogers is a woman on a mission. Her diagnosis with a rare form of cancer opened her eyes to the need for more research to help doctors better understand cancers that aren’t exactly household names. Cancers like alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS), an incredibly rare type of sarcoma, which is a [...]

By | 2017-01-28T09:43:47+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Featured, Medical Center News, Medical News|0 Comments

Skydive Helps Rout Stigma of Battling Depression

Today, Allyson Lewis, a best-selling author and mother of two is able to freely express what previously dark days in her life were like. But that has not always been the case. With the stigma that is attached to mental illness, Lewis says it took courage for her to admit she needed specialized. She checked herself into the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute in 2012.

Knee Replacement Patient Doesn’t Skip a Beat After Surgery

Sept. 2, 2015 | One day after a total knee replacement, Jeanne Nash is able to move her leg up and down. With assistance from her daughter, Kayla, she’s even able to walk across her hospital room.