November 19, 2019

Sherwood Man Back on Track after Botox for Painful Neck Condition

Amy Widner

Calhoun and Dr. Lotia

Two years ago, James Calhoun was out of work, his neck twisting painfully to one side because of a neurological condition called dystonia. Today, he’s working in health care, finishing up an associate’s degree and applying to nursing school — his life back on track. Calhoun, 35, of Sherwood has been living with uncontrollable muscle…

November 13, 2019

UAMS Scientist Shows Brain Sugar Malfunction in Alzheimer’s, Gains National Attention

Amy Widner

Dr. Barger in lab

Steven Barger, Ph.D. — a researcher at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) — has entered the national spotlight for showing how the mechanism that brings sugar to the brain malfunctions in people with Alzheimer’s disease, highlighting a potential target for treatment. The study also explains why Alzheimer’s can mimic the symptoms of…

November 12, 2019

Drag Racer, Specialty Mechanic Praises Treatment at Myeloma Center

Linda Haymes

"I was determined to find the best place I could go for treatment," said drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, pictured here with wife Heather.

Drag racer and specialty mechanic Brian Macy, 49,was diagnosed with myeloma in June 2016. Just a little more than a year later, he was back on track, literally. Macy, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, owns Horsepower Connection, an automotive customization shop that specializes in electronic fuel injection programming and conversions of older domestic cars and…

Bhawna Jha, M.D., Joins UAMS as Interventional Pain Management Specialist

Linda Haymes

Bhawna Jha, M.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Interventional pain management specialist Bhawna Jha, M.D., has joined the Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients in the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute. She also is an assistant professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Neurology.   Before coming to…

November 7, 2019

UAMS Orthopaedic Oncologist to Speak at Nov. 21 Event in Little Rock

Susan Van Dusen

The public is invited to learn about the latest advances in orthopaedic cancer treatment at a free event sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

November 5, 2019

International Myeloma Foundation Partners with UAMS for Regional Workshop

Linda Haymes

Carolina Schinke, M.D., of the Myeloma Center and Kelly Cox with the International Myeloma Foundation took part in the recent regional workshop for patients in Little Rock.

UAMS Myeloma Center patients, caregivers and staff from across Arkansas and surrounding states spent a recent Saturday learning more about myeloma, a rare blood disease, and how to live successfully with it. “Knowledge truly is power,” said Kelly Cox, of the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), in welcoming the crowd of nearly 60 attendees to the…

November 4, 2019

Pope County Man Spreads the News About Caregiver Training

Katrina Dupins

Don Guess

The son of a pastor, Guess learned from his parents to show compassion and help others whenever possible. Guess spent 42 years as a banker. During his career, he became acquainted with many people in Russellville and Pope County.  When a local doctor wanted to start a free clinic, he called Guess. That was the…

UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Elects New Advisory Board Members

Susan Van Dusen

Newly elected UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute Advisory Board members are (clockwise from top left): Drew Chandler, Robert S. Moore Jr., Cindy Murphy, Rachel Parker Harding, Joe Clay Young IV and Win Rockefeller Jr.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) announces the election of new members to its Advisory Board. Kenan Keyes of Little Rock serves as board chair.

October 25, 2019

Nikki Burgess-West Named UAMS Cancer Institute Volunteer of the Year

Susan Van Dusen

Nikki Burgess-West and family

Nikki Burgess-West is easy to spot. Her bright smile lights up any room, including the waiting rooms where she is frequently found visiting with patients at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.

October 22, 2019

UAMS-Produced Head Molds to Improve Quality of Brain MRI

Tim Taylor

Devin Guillory of the UAMS Brain Imaging Research Center wears a head mold created from 3-D photos of her.

How long do you think you could lie still without moving an inch? Five, 10, maybe 15 minutes? A person undergoing a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is expected to lay still in a relatively small space for at least 30 minutes. Now, imagine having to go nearly twice that long without moving, without changing…

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