Category archives: Health

UAMS Raises Money for Cancer Research in Style

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The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was one of the beneficiaries of this year’s QVC Presents “Shoes on Sale,” an event that supports breast cancer research and education. UAMS has been involved with the event, which is hosted by QVC and the Fashion Footwear Charitable Foundation, for 16 years, Co[...]

Arkansas' Prosthetic Heroes Change Lives

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By Tracy Courage :: Photography by Jamison Mosley rosthetics have come such a long way that it can be hard to tell whether or not someone is missing a limb. With advanced technology, prosthetics look real and simulate the body’s natural movement. Dr. Michael Kaczkowski, a specialist at the Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction and Arkansas A[...]

ARcare: With You

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ARcare, a medical clinic with 41 locations throughout Arkansas, aims to care for every member of your family at every stage in their lives through comprehensive medical services. “Health for All” is ARcare’s mission, and it’s at the core of everything the clinic does – including the organization’s emphasis on customer health, community health, employee he[...]

Boom, Baby: Senior Arkansans Shaping Economy, Society

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here was a time when reaching retirement age meant slowing down and taking in the world from the sidelines. It’s not so anymore. Today’s seniors are cut from different cloth than their parents and exist in such numbers they continue to be a force to be reckoned with in virtually every element of daily life. “Which aspects of the economy, of society, of ge[...]

Know Your Heart: Cardiac Stress and Your Health

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he key to keeping your heart healthy is to take control of your own health, and knowing your risk factors is a good place to start. “Our duty is to prevent disease, which we try to accomplish by advising a heart-healthy diet, exercise and medications to control blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes,” says Dr. Yazan Ghosheh, interventional cardiologist [...]

Breast Cancer in Arkansas

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This disease affects millions throughout the United States, including many people all across Arkansas. Breast cancer begins in the body due to the formation of abnormal cells. These particular cells are usually found in a mammogram or individuals may find a lump, which may indicate an abnormality, when doing breast self-exams. Early diagnosis is extremely[...]

15 Questions with Dr. C. Lowry Barnes

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Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, spoke with us about his career, recent developments in orthopaedics and tips for good orthopaedic health. See our questions and his answers below. Barnes' Q&A has been edited for clarity and style. 1. What is your full name and title? C. Lo[...]

Yoga Warriors Fight Cancer with CARTI

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Donna Terrell’s Yoga Warriors Fighting Colon Cancer and CARTI are teaming up to offer a series of free yoga classes to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, according to a news release. Certified yoga instructors from Arkansas Yoga Collective will teach the twice-monthly classes, which will begin Sept. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the CARTI Cancer Center in Li[...]

Little Rock Marathon Registration Opens

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Registration for the Little Rock Marathon opened this week. The Race Weekend will be held March 3-4, 2018. For runners who want to train for the 2018 race, a “build-up” training phase begins Aug. 7 and official training starts in mid-September. Training is free, but runners have to register. Registrations will be available online at littlerockmarathon.[...]