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Incontinence is a medical condition rarely mentioned, and often misunderstood. As part of our series about health, aging and quality of life in cooperation with the University for Arkansas for Medical Sciences we talk with Laurel Sexton, assistant professor at UAMS in the physical therapy department, who specializes in pelvic health therapy.

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When a global pandemic was declared, many researchers based at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock immediately pivoted to investigating ways to detect and treat COVID-19. UAMS Vice Chancellor for Research, Shuk-Mei Ho, Ph.D., who leads the Division of Research and Innovation, highlights key research. 

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Colon cancer is the second-leading cancer-related cause of death in the United States. In our continuing series about aging and health, in collaboration with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Sheena CarlLee explains why colon cancer is also very preventable.

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Britni Ayers, an assistant professor in the College of Medicine at UAMS Northwest uses a community-engaged approach, working with UAMS Marshallese health care staff, to research Marshallese prenatal health, birthing, breastfeeding and infant feeding practices. She is creating a novel "centering" pregnancy pilot program to help resolve chronic maternal health disparities experienced by Marshallese women.

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Walmart heiress, Alice Walton, who established the Whole Health Institute in Bentonville in 2020, plans to open an independent non-profit degree-granting medical school in Northwest Arkansas, with a whole health emphasis.

We continue our series about health and aging with a discussion about heart health, heart failure and why the latter isn't necessarily always the best term. Our series is a partnership with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Northwest Arkansas.

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To help Arkansas medical systems better manage escalating COVID-19 hospitalizations, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued an executive order in November that speeds up licensure for all graduating nurses and waives application fees.

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have been awarded $1.3 million to study disparities in immune system response to COVID-19 through antibody testing in Arkansas. The study will follow about 450 men and women who are racially, ethnically and geographically diverse to examine the short and long-term impact of the virus on people of color.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest in Fayetteville is operating a drive-thru clinic for patients seeking medical exams, but are too wary of entering a medical facility during the pandemic. Dr. Hunter Judkins, medical director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, initiated the novel extension clinic.

 

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A federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant award is enabling the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest to develop a rural training track for medical school residents. Family physician Ronald Brimberry, M.D., an associate professor at UAMS-NW’s Family Medicine Residency Program, will direct the training track.

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