November 26, 2018

Data released by the CDC last week showed that e-cigarette use has increased 80% in the last year. Arkansas’s rate of e-cigarette use by high school students was 13.7% in 2017 and is estimated to approach the national rate of 20.8% in 2018.

These high rates of use among minors occur even though the sale of e-cigarettes is banned in Arkansas to those under 18, including in vape shops. E-cigarettes are also banned from use on state higher-education campuses.

November 26, 2018

Science Café Little Rock, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), will hold its next public forum, Bones: Makem or Breakem, on Nov. 27. Panelists will explain how bones are formed, broken and repaired, as well as discuss factors that affect bone health and strength.

Science Café will be from 7-9 p.m. at Hibernia Irish Tavern, 9700 N. Rodney Parham Road. No reservations are needed, but seating is limited. Admission is free.

November 26, 2018

For the third consecutive year, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been recognized as a high performer by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

UAMS is one of only 54 such high-performing organizations in the U.S. recognized by AHP. High performers represent the organizations in the top 25 percentile for net production returns, and collectively they raised $12.4 million in the U.S. last year.

November 19, 2018

Arkansas Heart Hospital announced construction to begin on its second hospital in Bryant, Ark. in the coming weeks. The new hospital is located less than 15 miles from its flagship.

November 19, 2018

Christopher Trudeau, JD, an associate professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and an associate professor of law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA Little Rock) William H. Bowen School of Law, has been tapped to serve a four-year term on the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory committee on risk communication.