Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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Work can be a dangerous place. That point was made clear in Birmingham this past week with two fatal workplace shootings on Tuesday that left four dead and an explosion at a steel plant Sunday that killed two workers and critically injured another.
"What we have seen in the last 15-20 years is that the companies most susceptible to violence are the ones with the least security measures in place," explains Jack Howard, associate dean at UAB's Collatt School of Business.
Movi is a replacement of the old-fashioned wheelchair. It is designed for use in a hospital or skilled-nursing facility, or even in the home as a mobility aid. It stems from recognition by University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System CEO Will Ferniany that traditional chairs do not meet the needs of modern hospitals.
Two entities will receive grants through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program, a CDC program that began in 1999. The Montgomery Area Community Wellness Coalition will receive $909,455; the University of Alabama at Birmingham will receive $943,212.
The Alabama Retail Association, along with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business, recognized 13 retail businesses in 48 Alabama cities and 12 other states as Retailers of the Year.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will play host on Thursday to a unique traveling exhibition designed to call attention to the problem of suicide among college students.
Anyone who wishes to pick up some tips regarding the preservation or restoration of old books and manuscripts should attend a lecture at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) on Thursday by Gabrielle Fox, a fine-binding expert and book conservationist from Cincinnati, Ohio.
All who attended the meeting agreed there is a problem: In some states, a patient who needs an organ transplant can move up the waiting list quickly.
In others where donor organs are much more scarce, patients can die waiting.
Older adults have the most experience handling money and hold the lion’s share of the nation’s household wealth. But they’re also subject to normal cognitive aging, which brings with it a decline in number skills, processing speed, flexible decision-making and short-term memory, said Daniel Marson, a professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
"Today, the UAB School of Medicine and our physicians, scientists and patients call on Congress to finish the job and pass an NIH funding bill that restores the indiscriminate budget cuts enacted two years ago as part of sequestration," said Selwyn Vickers.
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