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Curtis Lowery, M.D., left, answers questions during a television interview about the new UAMS HealthNow, 24-hour, online convenience health care service.

New UAMS HealthNow Offers 24/7 Digital Health, Live Video Access to Convenient Care

Jan. 21, 2020 | Starting today through UAMS HealthNow, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has begun providing 24-hour, digital health access to convenient, real-time care for Arkansas patients using the internet through mobile devices or computers. Arkansas patients at any time can connect via live video and see UAMS expert health care providers who offer a...

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Benton Woman Trusts UAMS Orthopaedics for Both Knee Replacements

Dec. 23, 2019 | Jackie Dawson is teaching her four grandchildren to enjoy the outdoors. So far, they have learned to hike and bike. The two oldest boys (9 and 11) have also learned to waterski. In spring 2018, Dawson found herself slowing down because the pain in her knees became unbearable. “I understand the benefits and risks of...

Katrina Dupins
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Jan. 28 Science Café — ‘Essential Nutrition vs. Fad Diets’

Jan. 15, 2020 | Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Essential Nutrition vs. Fad Diets, on Jan. 28. Panelists will discuss food prep, preserving nutrients, personalized nutrition, and the pitfalls of fad diets. Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700...

Amy Widner
Brad Martin, left, and Corey Hayes recently had their research into the effectiveness and risks associated with increasing the opioid dosage a patient receives published in two scientific journals.
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UAMS Study Finds Raising Opioid Dosage Increases Risks, Ineffective for Pain

Jan. 15, 2020 | Increasing the opioid dose that a chronic pain patient regularly receives also increases their risk of adverse health outcomes while showing no significant reduction in pain, according to studies by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Brad Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., authored the two studies published separately online this...

Ben Boulden
David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.
Patient Stories

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

Jan. 14, 2020 | David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home. In response, his local oncologist sent him to the UAMS Myeloma Center for a second opinion. “I...

Linda Haymes
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Arkansas Researchers Invited to fastPACE Course April 3-May 1 to Learn Basics of Biomedical Commercialization

Jan. 21, 2020 | LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas clinicians, researchers and postdoctoral students are invited to attend a free course teaching the fundamentals of biomedical commercialization April 3 – May 1. The fastPACE course is designed for the busy medical academician with an early-stage project. It blends in-person and online education to help faculty, researchers and clinicians learn the...

David Robinson
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Free, Six-Week Diabetes Workshop Jan. 23-Feb. 27 in Wynne

Jan. 15, 2020 | The Center on Aging-Northeast in Jonesboro, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS),  will hold a free, six-week Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) workshop in Wynne to teach diabetes self-management. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be held from 1-3 p.m....

Ben Boulden

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