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Many colleges and universities are expanding or building new health facilities, says M. Jacob Baggott, president-elect of the American College Health Association. One such school is the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he's executive director of health and wellness. Beside primary care services, he says many campuses offer sports health services, comprehensive health and wellness programs, and in some cases, dental and vision services.
Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his colleagues investigated the interactions between glioblastoma cells, astrocytes and cerebral blood vessels. They used mouse models of glioblastoma, fluorescent dyes and a variety of imaging techniques to see how tumor cells migrate through the brain and interact with other cells and blood vessels.
As one of the leaders of the largest employer in the state, University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System CEO Will Ferniany compares running the operation to controlling a battleship.
“I am very excited about the release of this therapy for an infection that is very difficult to treat,” said Boni Elewski, M.D., Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that passing on the first meal of the day doesn't help or hinder efforts to lose weight.
Harvest for Health builds on a smaller study that was conducted at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, which paired 12 cancer survivors with a volunteer master gardener.
The University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital is celebrating the nation's longest kidney transplant chain.
Get a jump on your July 4 celebration tonight and avoid the Thunder on the Mountain traffic.
At 7 p.m., the UAB Summer Band starts its annual Independence Day concert on the Bartow Arena lawn, 617 13th St. South. Listen to patriotic music to get you into the mood for the fireworks display that follows at 9 p.m. on Red Mountain.
“Aging is not such a deep part of our biology that it can't be changed,” said Steven Austad, chair of the biology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “All this stuff seemed like science fiction a few years ago, but now we have it, at least in mice.”
If you and your family like fireworks, the best way to enjoy them is by watching displays staged by professionals, according to eye doctors.
While you may be tempted to put on your own show, it's "better to just leave the fireworks alone and go to a show ... and let the professionals do it. That's the safest thing," Dr. Jay McCollum, an ophthalmologist and director of emergency services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital, said in a university news release.

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