December 3, 2018

Violinist Plays Again Thanks to Spinal Cord Stimulation

Katrina Dupins

Alventena Cobb

Alventena Cobb of Conway is a professional musician. She’s played the violin for more than 30 years and has instructed many students. Cobb uses her instrument as a method of expression. So when a shoulder injury prevented her from picking up her bow and strings, she felt incomplete.


November 28, 2018

Morrilton Mom Donates Kidney to Toddler Son

Katrina Dupins

Jessica Stacy and her son Wesley play together days after their kidney surgeries.

The pain following surgery ended up being greater than she anticipated, but Jessica Stacy says she would change it for nothing. The Morrilton mother smiles as she watches her 2-year-old son play happily with his toys, 10 days after she’d given him one of her kidneys.


November 19, 2018

Screening Leads to Early Cancer Diagnosis and Early Cure

Katrina Dupins

Carrie Stewart playing golf

During a visit with her primary care physician last fall, Carrie Stewart decided to schedule a routine colonoscopy. “It was time anyway because I was 50,” Stewart said. “My doctor helped me get set up and I went in for the procedure Dec. 27.” The physician performing the colonoscopy saw a growth on the imaging…


November 7, 2018

Targeted Prostate Biopsy Yields More Accurate Results

Katrina Dupins

Mohamed Kamel, M.D. and Megan Thomas, A.P.R.N discuss imaging results.

The Urology Clinic at UAMS is now offering a targeted prostate biopsy that can detect cancer that conventional biopsy may miss. Mohamed Kamel, M.D., a urologic oncologist and associate professor of urology at UAMS, says this technology, which is only a few years old, allows doctors to pinpoint areas more precisely, leading to more accurate…


November 5, 2018

Dallas Woman Calls UAMS Fertility Specialist her “Angel Doctor”

Katrina Dupins

Porsha Hart, 37, says she's grateful Gloria Richard-Davis preserved her fertility when removing her uterine fibroids.

Porsha Hart was diagnosed with uterine fibroids when she was 25 years old. Also known as leiomyomas, fibroids are a benign tumor of smooth muscle found in the uterus. Hart says they were causing her to have an overactive bladder, heavy bleeding during her menstrual cycles and pelvic pressure. “I was uncomfortable,” Hart said. “And…


October 25, 2018

New Physical Therapy Intervention Gets Patients Stronger, Faster

Katrina Dupins

Addison Mann,

A new form of physical therapy is helping patients regain strength in less time than its traditional counterpart. UAMS is one of few places in Arkansas offering blood flow restriction therapy. Nick Hargett, D.P.T. works with patients in the outpatient center at UAMS. He believes blood flow restriction therapy will begin to become a more…


October 8, 2018

Family Finds Faith an Anchor During Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

Katrina Dupins

Moody Family

On the afternoon of November 10, 2017, the temperature hovered just below 60 degrees. A few clouds passed through the sky as a light breeze moved through leaves rich with fall foliage. Joshua Moody, 22, and his father, David, decided they would take advantage of the weather, so after sharing lunch, they went for a…


September 18, 2018

Faulkner County Woman Feels Boundless Following Joint Replacement

Katrina Dupins

Linda Simon

Sept. 18, 2018 | In most cases, broken bones heal once given proper surgical treatment. New bone forms to reconnect broken pieces. However, Linda Simon of Conway found herself still in pain long after a surgery to repair her broken hip in 2017.


September 6, 2018

Spinal Cord Stimulator Virtually Erases Woman’s Chronic Pain

Katrina Dupins

Joyce Williamson

Sept. 6, 2018| For 18 months, Joyce Williamson lived with constant pain. The discomfort was so intense that there were days she did not want to get out of bed. “Being in pain takes a lot out of you,” Williamson said. “It was constant, burning, bone-crushing pain. It affected my work, everything. I was beginning…


August 23, 2018

Multi-Disciplinary Structure Provides Best Care for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Katrina Dupins

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs with their parents Kenzie and Morgan.

Charlotte and Emelia Dubs are just starting to toddle around their world. The 1-year-old twin girls from Conway spend their days exploring, laughing, blowing kisses and keeping their parents, Kenzie Butcher-Dubs and Morgan Dubs, on their toes.



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