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Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

The Foundation for the Mid South is proud to partner with Pine Bluff organizations in identifying challenges and addressing opportunities for males of color.  The groups are ensuring that males are preparing for college or careers.  The groups include: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; Ivy Center for Education, Incorporated; Junior Leadership Pine Bluff; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Pine Bluff AR Alumnae Chapter; and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB).

WHO: Males of Color Initiative

WHERE: O'Bryant, W.E., Bell Tower

      University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

      1200 N. University Drive

      Pine Bluff, AR 71601

      (Located in the center of the campus)

WHAT: Announcement of $200,000 in grant investments with local Pine Bluff organizations.

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mental health researchers here in Arkansas joining with colleagues around the world in ground-breaking new findings about schizophrenia.

They're spreading the word that the condition commonly thought of as "split personalities" is actually a cluster of 8 genetic disorders.

Doctor Pedro Delgado with UAMS said this latest study is part of a larger trend seen in other medical research.

"Genetic findings are starting to now show that what looks like a single kind of cancer is actually lots of different kinds of cancer that just look similar," said Delgado.

Doctor Delgado says that people with these genetic clusters probably won't escape schizophrenia, but the clusters will give doctors a chance at early intervention, helping them tailor treatment.


National Guard Donates Camo Jerseys to Robinson High

National Guard Donates Camo Jerseys to Robinson High

Robinson High School is honoring our military tonight at the Robinson vs.Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) football game. The National Guard provided both teams with camo jerseys to wear in tonight's game. The school is asking everyone to come to the game to support not only the football teams, but also the men in uniform who sacrifice so much for our safety. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. at Joe T. Robinson High.

North Little Rock farm to hold fundraising event at White Water Tavern

North Little Rock farm to hold fundraising event at White Water Tavern

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – In an effort to educate Arkansans on sustainable agricultural practices, St. Joseph Farmin North Little Rock is holding an event at The White Water Tavern in Little Rock Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m., to promote the St. Joseph Farm Fest as well as educate those present on how they can contribute to the October festival.

St. Joseph recently established a GoFundMe campaign, with a goal of raising $6,000 toward making the festival a huge success in its first year as well as sustain the festival for future years.

UALR tackles growing issue of student suicides

UALR tackles growing issue of student suicides

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students in the United States. 80 percent of college students who attempt suicide never seek help afterward. By region, the south has the most suicides each year. In the nation, Arkansas ranks 15th in deaths by suicide.

Arkansas is the only state without a federal grant to help with suicide prevention. However, that has not deterred college campuses from taking this growing problem into their own hands. That's why the University of Arkansas at Little Rock declares this week "Suicide Prevention Week".

The number of suicides is on the rise. Already this summer, a third year student committed suicide, and another student committed suicide last spring.

Dr. Michael Kirk, director for UALR's counseling and career services, says the worst semester on record for the school was in the fall of 2012 when 11 suicide attempts were reported.

Central Arkansas' effort to combat bullying

Central Arkansas' effort to combat bullying


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Bullying is in the spotlight once again. In Ohio, a group of boys are accused of tricking a 15-year-old with learning disabilities to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but instead of ice water, they dumped a bucket filled with body fluids on him. Then, Taylor Swift sent a personal message to a bullied teen, and right here in Arkansas, an elementary school student switches schools because of a program aimed at combating bullying.

"I like math because I like to learn how to solve problems," said 10-year-old Jamari Fox, who also enjoys PE and Science. Fox solves more than just 5th grade math problems.

"My friend was walking down the hallway and suddenly he got pushed into the wall." Two days later, Fox said it happened again. This time, he told someone. "You prevent bullying by standing up for yourself and helping others."

UAMS opens adult Spina Bifida clinic

UAMS opens adult Spina Bifida clinic

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened an adult Spina Bifida Clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic available to adult patients in Arkansas.

 

Spina bifida is a developmental disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube before a baby is born.

 

The UAMS clinic will help coordinate the patients' complex care needs with different UAMS specialists and with their primary care physicians. The clinic includes physicians and staff from urology, wound care nurses, and medical social workers who will coordinate with other UAMS medical services including physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedics.