DOPM NewsFlashes

Drs Martin and Pisu have "Rhythm"

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers are conducting a pilot study of a couples ballroom dance intervention for women who are breast, colorectal, endometrial and ovarian cancer survivors, and their partners. Investigators hope to learn whether this easily accessible activity has an impact on quality of life issues following cancer, specifically physical fitness and relationship intimacy.

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Kertesz involved in tailored primary care programs for vets, homeless

Birmingham VA Medical Center and UAB physician Stefan Kertesz, M.D., led a group of investigators at four VA Medical Centers and the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program in an effort to build a survey that would help patients rate their care.

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Birmingham lands sweet diabetes management program

The City of Birmingham was chosen to host a new diabetes management pilot program called Cities for Life.

The Cities for Life program’s many partners — including UAB HealthSmart, UAB’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, and UAB’s Diabetes Research and Training Center Community Engagement Core — will reach out to those with diabetes and those at risk of diabetes and work with them.

UAB medicine professor Dr. Mona N. Fouad (left) and American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation President Mary Jo Welker (right) hope the Cities for Life program will help diabetes patients manage their care.

Read more at:
http://weldbham.com/local/2012/04/24/birmingham-lands-sweet-diabetes-management-program/
http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/04/birmingham_first_city_chosen_f.html