November 7, 2017

Public Health Grand Rounds November 9th: A New Paradigm in the Treatment of Diabetes

PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AUDITORIUM November 9, 2017 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Topic: A New Paradigm in the Treatment of Diabetes   Presented By Samuel Eugene Bledsoe, MD, FACS FASMBS Bariatric Medical Director Bariatric & Metabolic Institute Arkansas Heart Hospital


November 6, 2017

UAMS Scientist Takes Lead in National Tobacco Control Publication

Nov. 6, 2017 | It’s hard to quit smoking. Ask anyone who has tried and failed and tried again, sometimes in a seemingly endless cycle. This process of quitting is important for individuals and their personal health, but there are also bigger concerns at stake, specifically how smoking affects our society as a whole. This…


November 1, 2017

Study Says Obesity is Problem in Finding Care After Hospitalization

Nov. 1, 2017 | Transitions in care for obese people who need to be transferred to nursing homes after hospitalization are being overlooked, a study published in the Western Journal of Nursing Research by faculty at the UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing finds. Elderly, obese patients who have…


‘Pay for Performance’ Incentives Hurting Mississippi Delta Hospitals

Oct. 30, 2017 | Two Medicare “pay for performance” programs have contributed to declining financial performance by Mississippi Delta hospitals and widening the gap in financial performance between Mississippi Delta hospitals and other hospitals in the nation, according to a study published in Medical Care by UAMS faculty. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) and the Hospital…