Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The easier it is for a police officer to write you a ticket for texting while driving, the safer the roads will probably be, argues a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
More than 90 new Woodlawn High School 9th and 10th graders will get their school year off to a good start this week by taking part in special learning activities planned for them on the campuses of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Lawson State Community College.
UAB has only done a handful of procedures fixing hearts with a MitraClip device but the device has delivered its promise. And that promise is fixing a potentially dangerous heart valve problem called mitral regurgitation.
As kids prepare to head back to school, required immunizations are typically on the to-do list, but getting potentially lifesaving vaccines should not end when adulthood begins, says one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious diseases expert.
effrey R. Curtis, M.D., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues utilized 1998 to 2011 data from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration to identify RA patients initiating rituximab, abatacept, or anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) therapy. The authors sought to assess the comparative risk of hospitalized infection associated with anti-TNF and non-anti-TNF biologic agents.
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A low-carb diet works effectively in tackling type-1 and type-2 diabetes, a new research by the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests.

In a study published in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that texting bans were significantly associated with a 3 percent drop in traffic fatalities among all age groups.
Along with UAB's Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center, the city of Birmingham along with the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge want to change food deserts. The challenge gives grant funds to work with cities to identify problems and solutions.
According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating more fresh produce does not necessarily lead to weight loss, especially if the fruits and vegetables aren't replacing high-calorie foods in a person's diet.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s College of Arts and Sciences announced Lisa Tamiris Becker will be the first director of the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.
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