|Festival of Trees Benefits Cancer Patients|
“May your days be merry and bright” is a familiar holiday lyric, but the sentiment has special meaning for cancer patients during the holidays. That’s why “Merry and Bright” is the theme of this year’s Festival of Trees (FOT), a three-day celebration and fundraiser for CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute) held Nov. 15-17 at the Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center in Little Rock. Now in its 31st year, the CARTI Auxiliary’s popular festival is expected again to draw scores of Arkansans to its six seasonal events.
|Grand Rounds November|
Arkansas Department of Health Monitoring Case of Tuberculosis (TB) in Johnson County
Gary L. Bebow, FACHE Receives A. Allen Weintraub Memorial Award from Arkansas Hospital Association
UAMS Performs Record 7,000th Stem-Cell Transplant
State Emergency Planners Practice Anthrax Event
The Burn Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital Receives American Burn Association Verification
Arkansas Department of Health’s Communications Efforts Recognized Nationally
St.Vincent New Administrator
Dr. West Joins BRMC Emergency Department
UCA Kicks Off $35 Million Fundraising Campaign
UAMS Renames Cancer Center for Winthrop P. Rockefeller
FDA Announces Initiative to Bolster Generic Drug Program
New Study Spotlights Growing Role of Medicare in Propping Up Nation’s Medicaid Program
Annual Economic Impact of Chronic Disease on U.S. Economy is $1 Trillion
Canon U.S.A. Achieves Milestone With The Installation Of Its 2,000th Digital Radiography System
A Nation Divided Over Health Care? Not So Fast
|Home Health Agencies Find Telehealth Invaluable Asset|
Mom always seemed to have eyes in the back of her head, and now, so do many Arkansas home health agencies.
All over the state, home health professionals are using telemedicine systems to track their patients’ daily health even when patients go days at a time between nurse or doctor visits.
|Paragould’s Arkansas Methodist Medical Center Redefines Care|
PARAGOULD — Paragould was once a sleepy old railroad town in northeastern Arkansas with a small hospital serving the needs of the roughly 20,000 citizens who still lived there. Not so anymore.
The city has always been geographically distinctive from the surrounding Delta area — it’s situated in and near the rolling woodlands of beautiful Crowley’s Ridge — but the community has recently resumed growing and thriving in new ways.
|Physician Spotlight: Dr. Scott Ferguson|
Scott Ferguson is a diagnostic radiologist by profession, but often the complex systems he studies and diagnoses are political rather than biological. The former Democratic state representative and ongoing healthcare advocate has been practicing medicine in West Memphis for more than 22 years and stays active in the medical profession in his hometown, as well as at the state and national levels.
|Programs Address Diabetes Epidemic with Education|
With statistics indicating that more than 225,000 of Arkansas’ 2.6 million residents are living with diabetes, two Arkansas diabetes programs are focused on regional diabetes education efforts.