September 10, 2021

Knee Replacement Puts LR Golfer Back in the Swing of Things

Katrina Dupins

Thanks to knee replacement surgery at UAMS, Mimi Evans is back out on the links, enjoying working on her golf game.

The gradual increase of pain in Melissa “Mimi” Evans’ knees was subtle. In 2015, her co-workers pointed out to her that she was limping, favoring her left knee. She recognized it was more of a struggle to do everyday tasks, but she was able to live with it.

June 18, 2021

Back in the Saddle: Ferndale Woman Returns to Riding after Hip Replacements

Katrina Dupins

Porter riding Jitterbug Dancer

  Linda Porter of Ferndale loves horseback riding. She began taking lessons when she was 9 years old. “That was the only way I had of riding when I was that young,” Porter said. “I didn’t get my own horse until I was about 50. But I always loved them. I love the outdoors and…

June 4, 2021

UAMS Aortic Center Uses Advanced Treatment to Save LR Artist

Katrina Dupins

Linda Yates

Linda Yates has long found comfort in her art, and one of her latest creations holds a particularly special meaning. Before she retired, the Little Rock woman spent years as a graphic artist and ran her own business for 17 years. “I thought I’d paint a lot more once I retired, but then things started happening,” Yates said.

May 28, 2021

Minimally Invasive Brain Tumor Removal Gives Morrilton Grandmother ‘a Second Chance’

Katrina Dupins

Analiz Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., and neurosurgical resident Marcus Stephens, M.D. perform surgery.

Mary Harris enjoys traveling with her daughters and granddaughters, and the family looks forward to their trips three times a year. And though the pandemic caused them to postpone for a while, they are ready to resume with a trip to Branson in June. In 2016, Harris began having a continued cough and constant bronchitis….

May 21, 2021

Monticello Man Grateful for More Family Time after Stroke Recovery

Katrina Dupins

Bill Whiting, Monticello

Bill Whiting, 67, of Monticello doesn’t remember a lot about what happened to him on Aug. 9, 2020. But he does know he called his wife. “He was mumbling,” Mary Whiting said. “I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I told him I’m on my way home.” She arrived within 10 minutes to find their…

April 2, 2021

Little Rock Woman Walks Out of Hospital Two Hours After Back Surgery

Katrina Dupins

After more than a year of back pain, Sammie Rose got her life back thanks to Sam Overley, M.D., at the UAMS Orthopaedic Clinic at Colonel Glenn. Rose left the hospital two hours after her back surgery, making her the first UAMS patient to go home the same day.

When Sammie Kaye Rose woke up from her surgery on Jan. 4, she was pleased to find the back pain that kept her movement limited for more than a year was completely gone.

March 19, 2021

UAMS Neurosurgeon Performs State’s First Deep Brain Stimulation for Epilepsy

Katrina Dupins

Palys shows image

The UAMS Epilepsy Center is the first in Arkansas to perform deep brain stimulation surgery as a treatment for epilepsy. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for epilepsy is designed to help manage seizures in patients who have not responded to medication. DBS, which is a type of neuromodulation, has been used primarily for patients with movement…

February 26, 2021

Marathoner Thanks Heart Team at UAMS

Katrina Dupins

Jon Norcross

Sixty days after a sudden cardiac arrest, Jon Norcross of Little Rock finished a half marathon. It was an exceptional journey to recovery, and he took a moment in January to extend his gratitude on social media for everyone who kept him alive, including a team of cardiovascular experts at UAMS Health.

February 17, 2021

Pine Bluff Coach is Ready for the Ballpark Thanks to UAMS Surgeon

Katrina Dupins

Sebastian Stargell

As a former athlete who has had his share of injuries, Sebastian Stargell is no stranger to the world of health care. But there was something different about his encounter with UAMS otolaryngologist Alissa Kanaan, M.D. “She made me feel like I was family,” Stargell said. “Like she had known me for a while.” Stargell…

January 21, 2021

Vascular Surgeon Provides Long-term Solution, Peace of Mind for Fort Smith Family

Katrina Dupins

Mia Nelson

Mia Nelson, 19, knew for a while she wanted to become a health care professional. She is surrounded by plenty of inspiration. Her mother, Natalie Nelson, is an ultrasound technologist. And her father Richard Nelson, M.D., is a radiologist. After her experience as a patient at the UAMS Medical Center, Mia Nelson decided the UAMS…

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