During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government declared a public health emergency, which gave the federal government flexibility to respond to the unique circumstances the country was facing. As part of this state of emergency, states were not allowed to end Medicaid coverage for most beneficiaries, which meant those enrolled […]
There may be cancer prevention habits that you do every day, like getting physical activity or eating a balanced diet, but many of us fail to make time for regular screenings. Screening tests help doctors find cancer early, when it is easier to treat.
The United States is experiencing a shortage of baby formula due to supply chain issues and a recall of several contaminated baby formula products. Check with your local stores about availability, but if you are struggling to find baby formula during the shortage, please reach out to your health care provider first. Here are some […]
The UAMS Office of Community Health and Research is proud to announce that Dr. Sheldon Riklon, M.D., has received the 2021 Dr. Edith Irby Jones Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding individuals whose achievements are not part of their normal job, but who nevertheless show a personal commitment […]
Current and soon-to-be dads can earn incentives, gain knowledge and forge new relationships through a free program offered through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The UAMS Office of Community Health and Research’s (UAMS CHR) Family Wellness programs offer free education and resources to help families live longer, healthier lives. Through the Fatherhood […]
UAMS Community Health and Research (CHR) and Farmington Public Schools are working together to create healthier meals and eating environments for students. The school district recently updated and strengthened its wellness policy to increase whole grains in meals, to prioritize Arkansas-grown produce and products, and to prominently display healthy food choices like fresh fruits and […]
More than 40% of adults in Arkansas have hypertension, also known as high blood pressure,1 a leading cause of heart disease and stroke.2 In recent years, pediatricians have also seen a steady increase in the number of children with hypertension.3 But it may be possible to reverse this trend, and one key to lowering blood […]
Looking for new career opportunities? Want to separate yourself from others in health care professions? UAMS is again offering free Community Health Worker training, March 7 -9. Registration is required and you must attend the full session.