Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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University of Alabama at Birmingham investigators and their colleagues found that the development of risk factors including hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol remains high in adults over age 45, even extending up to ages over 75 years.
In classrooms and courtrooms, African-American educators helped to seed the success of Birmingham’s civil rights movement. Author and UAB education professor Tondra Loder-Jackson spotlights their little-known struggles and victories — from fights for equal pay to integration challenges — and shares their lessons for today’s teachers in UAB Magazine.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows adding the dose of 500 milligrams of azithromycin during a C-section also significantly decreases the use of health care resources, including readmissions, emergency room visits and clinic visits.
Two UAB professors, Amber Genau, Ph.D., and Nicole Riddle, Ph.D., will receive funding from an elite program honoring young researchers.
In Alabama, where cancer rates have historically been among the worst in the nation, Edward Partridge, M.D., has spent more than four decades treating women who have been devastated by ovarian and other gynecological cancers.
As far as records show, women have always outlived men. According to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this is true for every year for all 38 countries included in the Human Mortality Database, which dates back to 1751.
A project of Birmingham REACH for Better Health, led by the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center, the Parks Rx program is modeled after successful initiatives in the United States in which health care providers prescribe exercise for their patients and direct them to outdoor places to exercise.
With its new high-performance computing cluster, the fastest supercomputer in Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham can now execute tasks in a couple of hours that took an entire day with the equipment it had in 2015.
A pair of researchers from UAB are working on a project to determine the feasibility of producing a wearable personal cloud, and have presented a prototype "cloud jacket" to illustrate the notion.
Black patients were almost twice as likely as white patients to have alcohol or smoking as a cause of their chronic pancreatitis, according to recent findings published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology by UAB's Charles Mel Wilcox, MD, MSPH, and colleagues.
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