Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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The decision to euthanize the dog was “probably from an overabundance of caution,” says David C. Pigott, MD, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). That's because the Ebola virus only infects a few types of animals that can pass on the disease, and this excludes animals commonly kept as pets, like cats and dogs.
A recent (and totally unfortunate) study published in the New England Journal of Medicine debunked the common belief that having sex burns up to 300 calories. According to the calculations of University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, a 154-pound man doing the deed burns about 21 calories during an average sex sesh—a mere 3.5 calories per minute.
The clinic is housed at Children's of Alabama and associated with UAB. The designation makes it part of a consortium that includes Emory University School of Medicine, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
Dr. Faisal Shuaib hails from Nasarawa State, studied medicine at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and was further trained at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States where he obtained a doctorate Degree in Public Health.
Melanie Mae Roberts was named Miss UAB 2015 at a pageant held Wednesday night at the Alys Stephens Center for the Performing Arts.
Dr. Catherine Hough-Telford, a fellow in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric f Infectious Diseases, put it this way: Just because you got a vaccine last year "doesn't mean your immune system will necessarily remember last year," Hough-Telford said.
On Monday, the governor of Alabama swept into University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital and declared the state's hospitals were ready to handle an Ebola patient.
Researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham released a 2012 study stating that blacks were more likely than whites to eat a Southern diet, characterized as heavy in fried foods, processed meats and heavily sweetened beverages.
Denny's held its grand opening for "The Den" at UAB Wednesday, the first of Denny's new food concepts aimed at millennials. Denny's already has college concepts open at a few other colleges around the country - including Auburn University - but this is the first Den. It opened Aug. 23.
Prayer flags are beginning to proliferate as the 14th Dalai Lama's visit to Birmingham nears.
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