May 10, 2019

Culinary Class Offered to Patients During Infertility Awareness Week

Katrina Dupins

Student chops parsley in class.

A group of women gathered inside a commercial kitchen in Little Rock recently for a UAMS-led culinary medicine cooking class. Culinary medicine is the practice of helping patients use nutrition and good cooking habits to restore and maintain health. UAMS is developing a culinary medicine program for health profession students, but this is the first…


Monticello Couple Welcome Baby with Help of Fertility Specialist

Katrina Dupins

Laci, Cole and Rickie Bratton sit on a porch swing at their Monticello home.

When Cole Benjamin Bratton was born in January, he was screaming at the top of his lungs. That is exactly what his parents hoped he would do. Married in 2008, Laci and Rickie Bratton knew they wanted to be parents. After two years of trying and no pregnancy, they decided to see a fertility specialist….


April 29, 2019

Woman Relaxed for First Time in Years After Complex Spine Surgery

Katrina Dupins

Denise Frerichs visits Kazemi in his clinic at UAMS.

Last fall, just getting out of a chair and walking from one room to the next was a labored and painful experience for Denise Frerichs. The pain was excruciating and it ran down from her back to her legs. “The pain started about two years ago. At first I thought it would get better. I…


April 24, 2019

Colorectal Cancer Patient Says UAMS Saved Her Life

Katrina Dupins

Lowetta Bishop says she's glad she chose UAMS for her cancer treatments.

When a doctor told Lowetta Bishop she had colorectal cancer, she told him he was wrong. “I’d gone to my family doctor for a regular visit, I told him I’d experienced bleeding, but not often. We both agreed it was probably hemorrhoids,” Bishop said. “We scheduled a colonoscopy and the doctor there told me it…


April 22, 2019

U.S. Sen Tom Cotton and Family Tour UAMS NICU

Katrina Dupins

UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D. greets the Cotton family as the prepare to tour the NICU.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton visited the UAMS neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) April 19 to get a glimpse of the life-saving environment that takes care of babies born prematurely, some who have to stay weeks and months separated from their families.


April 17, 2019

Former Preemies Return to UAMS NICU for Fun and Games

Katrina Dupins

Hundreds of families attended the annual NICU Reunion held April 13 at UAMS Medical Center.

Nurses and neonatologists who work in the NICU say it’s an exciting time for them to see how much the children have grown since they left the NICU, whether it was 3 months ago or decades ago. About 200 families and UAMS staff attended the annual NICU Reunion held April 13 at UAMS Medical Center….


April 16, 2019

Physician Treats Rare Cerebrovascular Disease, Restores Patient’s Vision

Katrina Dupins

Valerie Hutchens sees Martin Radvany, M.D. for a follow-up appointment.

The first thing Valerie Hutchens noticed when she woke up in the recovery room after surgery was how much clearer the voices around her sounded. “I can hear you!” she said to her surgeon, Martin Radvany, M.D., UAMS interventional neuroradiologist. Among the myriad of symptoms Hutchens experienced with idiopathic intracranial hypertension was a constant whooshing…


April 12, 2019

Greenbrier Family Makes Donation to UAMS NICU

Katrina Dupins

The Haupt Family donates $6,000 to the UAMS NICU Tiny Hands Support Fund.

The feeling of nostalgia overwhelmed Micah Haupt as she stepped off the elevator in the UAMS Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Her husband, Will, held their 1-year-old son, Hayes. Hutch, 4, followed along. The family had not been in the NICU since Hayes was discharged last year after a 93-day stay. They were…


April 10, 2019

Football Player Recovers from Cervical Spine Trauma

Katrina Dupins

CJ Johnson visits David Bumpass, M.D. for a follow-up months after surgery.

The Arkansas Tech Wonderboys defeated Southeastern Oklahoma State Oct. 27, 2018, ending a four-game losing streak and marking the first time in 26 years the Wonderboys defeated the Savage Storm on the road. With 46.5 seconds left in the game, the Savage Storm still had a chance to win. They were within scoring range on…


April 4, 2019

New Treatment for Parkinson’s Patients Improves Drug’s Effectiveness

Katrina Dupins

Metish Lotia, M.D. and Shannon Doerhoff, A.P.R.N. go over settings with Mark Avra on his Duopa pump.

He no longer feels comfortable climbing ladders, but Mark Avra says there is plenty of work to be done on the ground. Avra is a builder and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2008. “I had two houses going at once and had to have extra help to finish them,” Avra said. “I realized then I…



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