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Susan Van Dusen

Writer. Editor. Storyteller.

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With more than 20 years of experience as a writer and editor, I know how to find and tell a good story.

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Inherited Cancer Risk Leads Travel Blogger to Choose Mastectomy

April 14, 2017 | Lesley Murphy is accustomed to waking up in exotic locations. From snow-covered Finland to the beaches of Bali, this 29-year-old professional blogger spends more than 300 days a year documenting her travels to vacation destinations around the world.

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Study Shows Key Molecular Differences in Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia Could Lead to Better...

LITTLE ROCK - A scientist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is among the lead authors of a study that could lead to more effective therapies for children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). UAMS' Jason Farrar, M.D., and collaborators at eleven other institutions published their study in the journal Nature Medicine and ...

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Cancer Diagnosis Gives UAMS Medical Student New Perspective - Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer...

With his first medical licensing exam in the books, Corbin Norton was ready to relax. "It was a really tough exam. I had been studying for weeks," the 27-year-old UAMS College of Medicine student said. An Atlanta native, Norton landed at UAMS after his brother, then a resident in the Department of Otolaryngology, suggested he give it a look.

A Redhead's Take on Life and Everything in Between
Spin Cycle

As I write this, we are about four months away from arriving at The Most Magical Place on Earth. For the uninitiated, that's a little vacation spot in Florida known as Walt Disney World. As you read this, we are either closer to that date or we've already gone, come back, and are planning our next trip.

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Smokers Kick the Habit with Help From UAMS

June 10, 2016 | The year 1982 was a turning point for Michele Lovett. Her parents divorced, and the 16 year old found herself with a new group of friends. Her teenage routine now included weekend trips to the mall, where she and her friends could smoke cigarettes undetected by their parents.

Little Rock Family
Now You See Them, Now You Don't

The first time Jackson came to our house, he got in trouble. The precocious toddler was always making mischief of one kind of another. Luckily, 3-year-old Betsy was willing to rein him in when his antics got out of hand.

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UAMS Scientist Takes Lead in National Tobacco Control Publication

Nov. 6, 2017 | It's hard to quit smoking. Ask anyone who has tried and failed and tried again, sometimes in a seemingly endless cycle. This process of quitting is important for individuals and their personal health, but there are also bigger concerns at stake -- specifically how smoking affects our society as a whole.