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Study that Finds Telemedicine Greatly Increases Access to Hearing Care for Rural Children

The Hearing Norton Sound study, which focused on school-based hearing screening programs in rural Alaska, showed that referring children to specialists via telemedicine provides significantly quicker access to follow-up care than referring them to...
16-Jun-2022 12:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UAMS Neurosurgeon’s Study on Breakthrough Treatment for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Published in Diabetes Care

Results of a 12-month multicenter randomized clinical trial led by Erika Petersen, M.D., a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), were published online Nov. 29 in Diabetes Care, highlighting the benefits...
16-Dec-2021 3:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

$18.9 Million NIH Award to Address Health Disparities

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $18.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support new research and interventions that will focus on reducing cancer and cardiovascular disease disparities among...
17-Nov-2021 2:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

UAMS Research Team Finds Potential Cause of COVID-19 ‘Long-haulers’

A research team has identified a potential cause of long-lasting symptoms experienced by COVID-19 patients, often referred to as long-haulers. The findings were published in the journal, The Public Library of Science ONE (PLOS ONE).
9-Sep-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Nature Article Highlights UAMS Effort to Share COVID-19 Images on National Cancer Database

Data experts with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have uploaded clinical images of COVID-19 patients to a publically available national database that scientists can use in researching the disease and its impact in a global...
12-Jan-2021 11:35 AM EST Add to Favorites

Early UAMS Study Results Show 3.5% of Arkansans Infected by Coronavirus

Early results from a University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)-led COVID-19 antibody study show that 3.5% of Arkansans have been infected with the novel coronavirus.
2-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

High-Accuracy COVID-19 Antibody Testing Begins in Arkansas

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed and begun using high-accuracy antibody testing to determine the magnitude of COVID-19 infection in Arkansas and inform the decisions of policymakers.
25-Jun-2020 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bone Researcher Provides Expert Commentary in Publication’s Controversial Reversal of Long-Held Theory

The latest issue of PLOS Genetics includes two publications that challenge the basic assumptions behind 24 years of bone and metabolism research, and given the magnitude of the potential paradigm shift, the editors turned to Stavros C. Manolagas,...
28-May-2020 4:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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UAMS Fights Opioid Epidemic on All Fronts

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is attacking the nationwide opioid epidemic on multiple fronts that have produced new research and treatment options for patients and health care providers across Arkansas and beyond.
17-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT

International Expert at UAMS Myeloma Institute Releases First Book on Castleman Disease

Castleman disease, a rare disorder of the lymph nodes and related tissues, was identified and named more than a half-century ago but, until recently, no one had written a book exclusively about it. Frits van Rhee, M.D., Ph.D., professor of...
30-Jan-2018 9:30 AM EST

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