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Geriatrics: A Challenging and Rewarding Subspecialty

In our December edition of the Journal, we highlight the challenges and rewards of physicians who specialize in geriatrics. "I think a lot of people aren’t interested in older folks, but it’s a treat to me to care for them and honor them,” said Geriatrician Homer Brooks, MD,…

Travs Game Tonight!

Looks like the weather will cooperate for tonight's AMS Night at the Travs event.  If you pre-registered for this event, you may pick up your tickets at the Will Call office at the main gain.

Viswanathan Joins AMS Board of Trustees

Dr. Nisha Viswanathan, a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, has joined the AMS Board of  Trustees, representing District 2. She is currently a hospitalist and core faculty member of the IM residency program at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Dr. Viswanathan attended UAMS for medical school and trained…

Latest Newsletter Now Availible

The February 2018 issue of AMS NewsBriefs has been distributed via email and printed mail. Members, if you did not receive a copy, please give us a call to update your subscription preferences at 800-542-1058. The issue is available online in the Publications section as well as excerpts…

2016’s top 5 stories for physicians

Medicine is always a balancing act, and this year’s best-read stories for physicians hit on that perennial theme. Whether weighing doctors’ home and working lives or pain control and the risk of abuse, these articles caught the attention of physician readers. How physician burnout compares to general working…

Latest NewsBrief Now Available

The October 2016 issue of AMS NewsBriefs has been distributed via email and printed mail. Members, if you did not receive a copy, please give us a call to update your subscription preferences at 800-542-1058. The issue is available online in the Publications section as well as excerpts…

Public Health Implications of Medical Marijuana

Authors: Nathaniel Smith, MD, MPH and Gregory H. Bledsoe, MD, MPH  | As seen in the November issue of the Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. What is "medical marijuana"?  To respond to this question meaningfully, we must first define terms. Marijuana contains over 80 different cannabinoids in varying concentrations and…