Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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According to data from the 2014-2015 College Salary Report from PayScale, students who earn a graduate degree from the University of Alabama at Hunstville, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn and the University of Alabama will start their careers earning about $14,000 more on average than graduates with just a bachelor's degree.
The session called Inside the Hot Zone, which Pigott proposed a year ago, filled the room to capacity. He covered a number of cases that included anthrax, a missed Marburg diagnosis, and Yersinia pestis. Oh, and Ebola.
On Wednesday, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), which is leading the study, announced receipt of a $28 million National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant to conduct the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke - or REGARDS - study.
Sodium retention, which is regulated by the kidneys, is a natural way the body responds to stress. It's part of the fight-or-flight survival mechanism that gets the heart pounding and the body moving quickly when needed.
Breast cancer survivor Tammy Than underwent a double mastectomy last spring. Two months later she ran a marathon in Alaska. "I sent pictures to people and I said, 'First marathon without the girls,'" said Than, a professor at University of Alabama Birmingham's School of Optometry.
Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases weighs in: "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends seasonal influenza immunization for all children 6 months of age and older. There are two types of influenza vaccine: the intranasal flu vaccine and the injectable flu vaccine."
David Schwebel, a psychologist at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and director of the UAB Safety Lab, offers tips to keep kids safe at Halloween. He says that older kids can learn to cut jack-o'-lanterns and light candles with adult supervision.
“She has been vocal, and rightly so,” David C. Pigott of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine said. “She’s been put in a situation where she’s treated like a second-class individual after putting her life on the line to make a difference.”
The LIFE study was originally presented at the 2014 AUGS/IUGA Scientific Meeting by Holly E. Richter, Ph.D, M.D., Director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  At the 1-month primary endpoint, 79% of women in the intent-to-treat cohort and 86% of the per protocol cohort experienced treatment success, and zero device-related serious adverse events were reported.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is now using a new treatment combining two technologies to battle prostate cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound come together to offer a "targeted biopsy" in this promising new treatment.
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