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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 [...]

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

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.