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Leslie Harrell, D.O.

Leslie Harrell, D.O., Joins UAMS as Radiation Oncologist

LITTLE ROCK — Radiation oncologist Leslie Harrell, D.O., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and sees patients at the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. She also serves as a professor in UAMS College of Medicine Department of Radiation Oncology. Harrell, who previously served as a radiation oncologist in Oklahoma City, specializes in…

Jared Jackson (left), at his final study visit at UAMS, with Davis Fleming, M.D.,a Translational Research Institute research coordinator.

UAMS Pain Study Device Gets Amputee off the Couch

A year ago, Jared Jackson, 40, was spending a lot of time sitting or lying around. But not because he was lazy; his right leg had been amputated below the knee in 2011, and the pain was almost too much to take. In fact, sometimes he passed out. “My pain started about a month after…

Mallinger

Alter G Treadmill Defies Gravity to Help Patients Heal

E-Stem High School Senior Haley Franklin will be at full capacity in time for basketball season following surgery in April to reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee. “It happened when we were going over plays in practice. I bumped into another person and twisted my knee,” Franklin said. “That was in…

Sam Anderson

Cabot Man Back in the Garden after Carotid Repair

As he waits for a follow-up appointment at UAMS, Samuel Anderson cannot help but smile when he talks about his love for gardening. “This year I planted tomatoes, beans, peas, okra and squash,” Anderson said. “It was a good garden this year.” Anderson, 77, and his wife Brenda grow enough vegetables to preserve and freeze…

Horse

Horse Riding Therapy Ensures Smiles for STRIVE Students

On a hot July afternoon in Sherwood, three horseback-mounted children are excited to begin a therapy session at Hearts & Hooves. The students have been showing up faithfully to the ranch for their weekly sessions during the summer thanks to a grant awarded to the organization. Children in the UAMS Psychiatric Research Institute school-based therapy…

Myeloma patient Cindy Sites of Springfield, Missouri, and her husband, Doug, credit her physicians at UAMS with extending her life and allowing her to see her first grandchild.

Woman Resumes Humanitarian Trips to China after Myeloma Treatment

Cindy Sites loves sharing the gift of music with others. Whenever she visits the Myeloma Center in the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, she likes playing the Steinway grand piano in the lobby. “I usually play for an hour or so in between my tests or while waiting for my appointments,” Sites, 57, said….

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