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Linda Yates

UAMS Aortic Center Uses Advanced Treatment to Save LR Artist

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.

Bill Whiting, Monticello

Monticello Man Grateful for More Family Time after Stroke Recovery

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…

“I am blessed to live so close to the Myeloma Center,” said Bennie Utley, 79, of Cabot, a myeloma survivor of 16 years. “It really is a state-of the-art facility.”

Twist of fate Leads to Myeloma Diagnosis for Longtime Survivor

A persistent sore spot on his thigh led Bennie Utley of Cabot to ask his family doctor about it in early 2005. “It was about four inches wide and eight or 10 inches long,” Utley, 79, recalled. “He told me I was wearing my belt too tight.” Utley was not satisfied with the diagnosis and…

Friends of myeloma patient Christie Mink, 51, of Jonesboro traveled to UAMS in Little Rock to welcome her and her husband Jeffery in an emotional display of support.

Friends Travel Miles, Bring Smiles as Myeloma Patient Begins Treatment

On her first day of treatment at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Myeloma Center, Christie Mink returned from a lunch break with husband Jeffery to find one sweet treat awaiting her just outside the doors of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Eight friends, all wearing black T-shirts emblazoned with “Her fight…

David Miller and his wife, Jennifer, 4 months after the accident

ENT Surgeon Reconstructs Man’s Face After Gun Explodes

When 53-year-old David Miller of Beebe arrived at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) on the evening of Nov. 12 by Med Flight helicopter, the left side of his face was protruding several inches beyond the rest of his head. Hours earlier, he and a friend were in a pasture outside Newark preparing…

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