Health & Medicine
UAB nephrologists are raising awareness about kidney disease, the eighth leading cause of death for women, on World Kidney Day.
Nine hospitals and 10 county health offices will have access to telehealth thanks to a nearly half-million-dollar grant.
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.
UAB employees spearheaded an effort that led to the university’s adopting the paid leave benefits policy earlier this year — and then they carried their initiative to the state level.
UAB Medicine-Leeds provides patients east of Birmingham a convenient location with ample parking and a full spectrum of imaging capabilities.
UAB physicians will present several new treatment regimens available for those with hepatitis C, including some that have shown excellent cure rates.
Calvin Kennedy, a nurse at UAB Hospital, is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has no plans to live an ordinary life.
Investigators will have a state-of-the-art space to conduct safe and age-appropriate clinical research to advance the science and treatment of childhood diseases.
The five-year grant from the NHLBI to the labs of Jennifer and David Pollock also includes a third project at the University of Utah, bringing together three highly successful research entities.
A record year for deceased organ donors included more than doubling the number of lungs donated at UAB.
More than 30 percent of Alabamians are registered to be organ donors, but more are needed.
Bevan, Locke, Saag are among 12 speakers who will speak at the annual, independently organized event which will challenge attendees to embrace the event’s theme of possibility.
UAB assays enabled the first genomewide association study of IgA1 O-glycosylation aberrancy in IgA nephropathy, a disease that frequently causes kidney failure.
The new UAB Medicine Telehealth team of Bart Kelly and Eric Wallace aim to steadily grow telehealth providers across the UAB health care spectrum “one program at a time.”
New data from the REGARDS study show that blacks with the sickle cell trait are more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis.
UAB employees who are living donors for solid organ or bone-marrow transplants may qualify for as many as four weeks paid leave, effective March 1.
Pediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.
Eric Wallace is piloting telehealth program, which he says could open the door for Alabamians in rural communities to receive more subspecialized care without traveling long distances.
This competitive award recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions to VA research and provides five years of salary support.
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