The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. (Bryan Clifton for UAMS)

UAMS opens Arkansas’ first proton radiation therapy center for cancer patients

BY: - September 27, 2023

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Wednesday opened a new radiation therapy center, the first of its kind in Arkansas. The Proton Center of Arkansas at UAMS’ Little Rock campus will “provide the most advanced cancer radiation treatment in the world” to both children and adults, and it is the nation’s 43th proton […]

A digital illustration in watercolor and pencil shows a human with a melancholy expression at the center of the image. Their head is encircled by air pollution that billows up from surrounding smoke stacks. The background depicts a city at night.

Depressed? Anxious? Air pollution may be a factor

BY: - April 21, 2023

In the 1990s, residents of Mexico City noticed their dogs acting strangely — some didn’t recognize their owners, and the animals’ sleep patterns had changed. At the time, the sprawling, mountain-ringed city of more than 15 million people was known as the most polluted in the world, with a thick, constant haze of fossil fuel […]

Sri Benson (center) holds a photograph of his wife Katie, an Army medic who he said died due to toxic exposure, during the signing ceremony for the PACT Act at the White House on Aug. 10, 2022, The Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act is the biggest expansion of veteran's benefits since the Agent Orange Act of 1991.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Honoring Our PACT Act: a game-changer for Arkansas veterans affected by toxic exposure

BY: - April 18, 2023

CORRECTION: Groundwater at Camp LeJeune was found to be contaminated. An earlier version of this commentary erroneously described another type of water. (Sept. 25, 2023) Arkansas is home to over 222,000 veterans, which equals nearly 10% of the state’s entire population. During the last century, many were stationed on military bases with known environmental contamination, […]

Biden pitches ‘moonshot’ to cut the number of cancer deaths in half

BY: - September 12, 2022

WASHINGTON —  Hoping to channel the momentum that led scientists to land Americans on the moon more than 50 years ago, President Joe Biden doubled down Monday on his quest to halve the number of cancer deaths as part of his revamped “cancer moonshot” initiative.  Speaking from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum […]