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UAMS Group Prenatal Care Program Only Arkansas Site Accredited by Centering Healthcare Institute

When Scottsha Cochran of Little Rock was pregnant with her son MJ, she took advantage of CenteringPregnancy, group prenatal care at UAMS Medical Center’s Women’s Clinic that includes regular health check-ups with extra time for learning and sharing with other women. “I loved the conversations we had and that we had the same doctor, nurses…

CenteringPregnancy group photo

January 16, 2020

Team UAMS Takes on Blue and You Fitness Challenge

It’s almost time for the 2020 Blue and You Fitness Challenge. Before we lace up our sneakers and get to work, let’s look back at the 2019 challenge.

NamastaPA won first place in the 21-50 participants category.


Jan. 28 Science Café — ‘Essential Nutrition vs. Fad Diets’

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Essential Nutrition vs. Fad Diets, on Jan. 28. Panelists will discuss food prep, preserving nutrients, personalized nutrition, and the pitfalls of fad diets. Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700…

January 15, 2020

Free, Six-Week Diabetes Workshop Jan. 23-Feb. 27 in Wynne

The Center on Aging-Northeast in Jonesboro, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS),  will hold a free, six-week Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) workshop in Wynne to teach diabetes self-management. The workshop, which is open to the public, will be held from 1-3 p.m….

UAMS Study Finds Raising Opioid Dosage Increases Risks, Ineffective for Pain

Increasing the opioid dose that a chronic pain patient regularly receives also increases their risk of adverse health outcomes while showing no significant reduction in pain, according to studies by University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers. Brad Martin, Pharm.D., Ph.D., and Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Ph.D., authored the two studies published separately online this…

Brad Martin, left, and Corey Hayes recently had their research into the effectiveness and risks associated with increasing the opioid dosage a patient receives published in two scientific journals.


UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast Offering Free ‘Walk With Ease’ Classes Jan. 22 in Harrisburg

The Center on Aging-Northeast in Jonesboro, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), is offering Walk With Ease classes at no cost to participants starting Jan. 22, three days a week from 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. at the Harrisburg Senior Life Center, 300 Fairgrounds Road in Harrisburg. Pre-registration for the six-week,…

January 14, 2020

Grateful Cancer Patient Pedals to Promote Myeloma Center

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, was 42 and had an 18-month-old son when, on New Year’s Eve of 2004, he was diagnosed with myeloma and given a bleak prognosis from a cancer treatment center near his home. In response, his local oncologist sent him to the UAMS Myeloma Center for a second opinion. “I…

David Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida, recently completed a five-day bike ride to raise $7,000 for the Myeloma Center.

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Jay K. Bhama, M.D., Joins UAMS as Chief of Division of Cardiovascular Surgery

Jay K. Bhama, M.D., has joined the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) as a heart surgeon, professor and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery in the Department of Surgery. He will lead the cardiovascular program at UAMS by working alongside Paul Mounsey, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the…

Portrait of Dr. Bhama

Spanish-Language Caregiver Support Group Now Offered at UAMS Schmieding Center in Springdale

FAYETTEVILLE – A free Spanish-language caregiver support group is now being offered monthly at the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale for those who would like to learn about caring for an adult with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This free monthly program will offer those caring for family and friends with…

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January 9, 2020


These programs were first broadcast the week of January 13, 2020.


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