Exit Laughing: Matt DeCample Dies at 44

The call to set up the interview with Matt DeCample for AY Magazine wasn’t returned immediately and when it was, Matt had an unexpected suggestion: Would I care to interview him while he took his chemo treatments at UAMS? I was shocked that he would have a writer chronicle his cancer journey in such a personal…

Where Hope Lives

Photography by Melissa Imagine the life-changing words, “you have cancer” and then the bleak prospect of paying for housing while you seek treatment for radiation and chemotherapy. Since most of the state’s medical facilities are in central Arkansas, that is a real challenge both financially and emotionally for patients outside the area. That is why…

15 Questions with Dr. C. Lowry Barnes

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes, an orthopaedic surgeon and professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, spoke with us about his career, recent developments in orthopaedics and tips for good orthopaedic health. See our questions and his answers below. Barnes’ Q&A has been edited for clarity and style. 1. What is your full name…