Some people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.
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James Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
UAB Arts in Medicine will partner with Bib & Tucker Sew-Op and host sewing days for The March Quilts project at the Women and Infants Center on Feb. 17 and March 5.
Published in Experiencing the Arts
Massoud Leesar, M.D., performed the first procedure Jan. 25, 2017, and that is good news for people who suffer strokes as a result of patent foramen ovale, or PFO.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.
UAB kidney transplant surgeon will travel abroad as an ambassador representing the United States and share knowledge with peers in the surgical community. 
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Karen Meneses, Ph.D., has been named the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center.
Published in Service to Community
UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.
Published in Service to Community
The UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
UAB Medicine introduces MedCast, a new, free series of podcasts presented by leading UAB physicians and eligible for continuing medical education credit.
Published in Faculty Excellence
A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
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UAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
Published in Service to Community
Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
Published in Service to Community
The Donate Life Parade Float honors donors, recipients and others who have been touched by organ, eye and tissue donation.
Published in Service to Community
Spread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.
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A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

Published in Focus on Patient Care
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
Published in Focus on Patient Care
Cooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.
Published in Faculty Excellence
Finding your way around UAB Hospital and clinics will get easier with the addition of a new GPS-based, indoor wayfinding mobile app set to debut next summer.
Published in Service to Community
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