This effort is important because stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, according Dr. Michael Lyerly, a stroke doctor at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). "It is a pretty big public health concern," he said. "Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke," Lyerly said.
Dr. Craig Wilson, professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health gave a lecture yesterday afternoon at the Ryals School of Public Health on the broad history of the Ebola virus across the world.
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.
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."