November 6, 2019

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July 19, 2019

First Patient-Oriented Seminar on Diabetic Retinopathy and Nutrition Held at JEI


irst Patient-Oriented Seminar on Diabetic Retinopathy and Nutrition Held at JEI

On Friday, June 14th, Heather Vines, BSN, RN, CRNO of the Jones Eye Institute presented our first patient educational seminar focusing on diabetes, eye disease, and nutrition. It was well attended and participants were very interactive with our two invited dieticians, Cayla-Marie Jackson and Andrea Tappe. The presentations centered on diabetic eye disease and the role…

January 28, 2019

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June 6, 2018

Opioids – Arkansans are dying – What can we do?


UAMS Consult - Summer 2018

Opioid overdose deaths are a nationwide epidemic. There were 116 deaths per day from opioid-related drug overdoses in the United States in 2016, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services. Arkansas ranks second in the nation for its opioid prescribing rate with an average of 114.6 prescriptions per 100 people, according to…

July 2018 Message from Dr. Jansen


Mark T. Jansen, M.D.

Dear Colleagues, In 2017, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute partnered with me through my Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, George K. Mitchell, M.D., Endowed Chair in Primary Care to establish a Rural Health Summit of statewide health care stakeholders. They identified more than 100 rural health issues that could be acted upon in…

News to Know: Updates from UAMS


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Comprehensive Epilepsy Center Earns Highest Accreditation Level The UAMS Comprehensive Epilepsy Center has been accredited with a Level 4, the highest designation available from the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Bashir Sami Shihabuddin, M.D., is medical director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.     UAMS is capable of performing the most complex surgeries for the…

Hand Trauma Communication Center Available 24/7


Hand Xray

The UAMS Department of Orthopaedics staffs four fellowship-trained hand, wrist and elbow surgeons who are part of a statewide program to provide telemedicine consults for hand trauma 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through the Hand Telemedicine Program in the UAMS Center for Distance Health, hospitals throughout Arkansas can consult with hand trauma…

Physician Profile – Loverd Peacock, M.D.



Loverd Peacock, M.D. Professor Department of Radiation Oncology What inspired you to become a doctor? As a young teenager, I viewed my father’s attempted but unsuccessful resuscitation by our family physician after his cardiac arrest. I found myself wishing I could be helpful in situations like that and thus my journey and interest in health…

Medical Case Study – Neurosurgery


MRI imaging reveals a 3 cm paraspinal tumor arising from the exiting T12 nerve root.

Initial contact A 58-year-old female patient presented to the Neurosurgery Spine Clinic at the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute at UAMS with severe progressive pain in her buttock, hip and left leg in a radicular distribution. As a result, she was progressively less able to perform her usual activities of daily living and…

June 5, 2018

Learn on Demand


learn on demand

A resource of the UAMS Center for Distance Health (CDH), the web portal offers health care professionals the flexibility of earning continuing education (CE) credits on their own schedule, through an expanded array of teleconferences and online courses. Track all educational hours and credits earned inside or outside the program Ensure compliance with the…

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