• A series of free presentations across the state for health care providers about pain treatment and opioid misuse is being provided by UAMS AR-IMPACT, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). While the continuing medical education presentations are occurring at locations across Arkansas, all can be viewed remotely via ARIMPACT.UAMS.edu/speakersbureau. The…

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield has awarded $817,000 to the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to help South Arkansas hospitals and clinics improve how they exchange patient information and ensure better continuity of care during patient transfers. The Arkansas Rural Health Partnership is a nonprofit organization made up of 14 hospital members and 108 hospital-owned…

  • Nurses, obstetricians and midwives in UAMS Labor and Delivery are excited about a new option to relieve pain for laboring mothers. In January, UAMS Medical Center became the first hospital in central Arkansas to offer nitrous oxide during labor. Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas,  is sometimes used during dental procedures. This option is…