Low dietary potassium leads to calcified arteries and aortic stiffness, while increased dietary potassium alleviates those undesirable effects in a mouse model, suggesting dietary potassium may protect against heart disease and death from heart disease in humans.
A UAB spinoff has received a stage two grant to test a potential solution for malfunctioning vascular access.
The 11 postdocs selected to receive Outstanding Postdoctoral Awards represent nine departments, divisions and schools across UAB.
UAB Medicine-Leeds provides patients east of Birmingham a convenient location with ample parking and a full spectrum of imaging capabilities.
UAB nurse Calvin Kennedy climbed some 17,000 feet before torn knee ligaments, avascular necrosis and an intestinal parasite forced the two-time kidney transplant recipient to halt his ascent just 5.5 hours from the summit.
Vineeta Kumar, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Medicine, has received the 2017 Brewer-Heslin Endowed Award for Professionalism in Medicine, given annually to a physician at UAB who demonstrates extraordinary commitment to providing highly skilled and deeply compassionate medical care.
UAB Hospital continues to be highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report, and is noted as the No. 1 hospital in Alabama.
Amie Traylor is UAB’s Employee of the Month. 
The average American consumes nearly 2,000 mg a day over most adults’ ideal amount of sodium intake, excluding salt added at the table. Sodium found in restaurant, pre-packaged and processed foods, and foods like canned vegetables can increase heart disease and stroke risk, among others.
Eleven outstanding faculty members were named recipients of the 2017 Dean’s Excellence Awards, an honor recognizing exceptional contributions made by School of Medicine faculty in service, teaching, research, diversity enhancement and mentorship.
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