Health Resources

July 29, 2020

14 Days to Better Sleep

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By: Caris Talburt Fitzgerald, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine at UAMS If you have found yourself having sleep problems, the following is a very specific list of rules that you can follow to help bring your arousal down and push your internal sleep drives much higher for better sleep. The only thing…

July 9, 2020

Pawfect Workout Partner

Ginger and Easton

Paws up, who likes working out alone? Workout partners or friends training together is a common sight in any gym, even more so in a university setting. Personally, I prefer strength training on my own for the most part. Although, there is a lot of good that comes from having a partner on heavy deadlift…

July 7, 2020

Financial Events Flyer for July!

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Office of Human Resources is excited to offer the following events for 2020 to help all UAMS employees, staff, and students prepare for financial wellness! All sessions are FREE! Registration required! Anyone can attend any session! DOOR PRIZES! Visit the Financial Wellness website for more information:, Registration: click link, scan QR code, or…

June 24, 2020

Online Meeting Burnout

Computer, tablet and cellphone on a desk

Are you burnt out with online meetings? In this ever-changing world, we have yet again made adaptations to help us stay connected and feel as part of a team. However, lately for some of us it’s been too much of a good thing. Online meetings have become the new way to gather together, even for…

June 10, 2020

Tips for keeping berries fresh!


I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me sadder than realizing I let produce spoil before I got to it. One main culprit I’m really bad about letting go is any berry. Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries —they have a 50/50 shot when they get to my house. I’ve started using a trick my grandmother and…

May 18, 2020

Building a Home Gym: DIY Step-Up Platform

man holding bag stepping up on a wooden step

Being stuck at home with little access to fitness equipment may be unavoidable for the time being. However, that does not mean that options are not available. With a few simple tools, minimal cost, and a little time, it is relatively easy to Do-It-Yourself and build some simple but highly effective tools to replace equipment…

May 15, 2020

Sustainable UAMS

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By: Robert Airo, Assistant Director of Support Systems at UAMS What is sustainability and what does it mean to us here at UAMS? Many people believe sustainability is an interchangeable term with recycling. This is not necessarily the case. Recycling is part of sustainability, and it is typically the most visible. Sustainability is a much…

May 6, 2020

Building a Home Gym: Sandbag Weights

Home made Sand Bag

By: Adam Carter, M.Ed., Manager of the UAMS Fitness Center Strength training options can be limited without access to the gym. Buying weights for the home is expensive and inconvenient if it takes up a lot of space in the home. Without weights, body weight training is about the only option — or is it?…

Tips to Avoid Social Isolation during the Covid-19 Pandemic

a man and a woman talking using Zoom

By: Puru Thapa, M.D., Matt Boone, LCSW and Vicki Flynn Walden, M.D. Social distancing is the one strategy that we know works in reducing the spread of the coronavirus and thus prevent COVID-19.  Unfortunately, while practicing social distancing, it is easy to feel socially isolated. Feeling isolated and alone can precipitate a variety of emotional…

April 29, 2020

Our Values and Wellness

Coffee Cup that says, What good should I do this day

By: Becky Harwell, MA, Director of Organizational Development For most of us, dealing with distressing experiences — like COVID-19, anxiety, depression and other stressors — takes a lot of our energy. At times, it can feel like it takes all we have just to get through the day. In order to get ourselves in a…

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