Traci Bratton

Traci Bratton

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CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Severe visual impairment in children often cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medical treatment. In addition, the high-tech vision aids that can help make a big, positive difference for these kids, that can held them read, write, draw, catch up on homework, watch TV and do many other simple tasks, are very expensive.

EarFilms, which consists of composers, producers, storytellers, performers and acoustics experts, has been exploring the possibilities of 3-D sound on three continents. On Tuesday, Aug. 19 and continuing through Aug. 22, they will present "To Sleep To Dream," the first feature-length EarFilm, at the Alys Stephens Center.

n mid-summer 2011, Brad Morton’s “Contemporary Couple” was installed in the green space surrounded by Auburn Montgomery’s main academic buildings. It and five other sculptures were part of the university’s Outdoor Sculpture Project.

The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape of the neck and behind the ears, said D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.

“Yes, there is potential for someone traveling in Africa to be exposed to Ebola and then bring it back to the U.S., which is why we need to remain alert,” says Craig Wilson, MD, professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health. “But generally we do not have to worry about it here in the United States on a population basis, because as soon as a case is identified, even standard infection control practices that exist in all health care facilities would substantially contain the disease.”
Imagine an American breakfast and what comes to mind? Ham and eggs, with hash browns? Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon? The reality tends to be simpler. Cereal and fruit juice have been breakfast staples for generations - though that now seems to be changing.
Registration for fall classes at ArtPlay, UAB and the Alys Stephens Center's arts education center, has begun, with classes beginning Sept. 2 for all ages and a wide array of arts disciplines.
The sheer magnitude of battlefield injuries during the conflict played a major role in establishing the regular use of anesthesia, according to an article in the newsletter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists written by Maurice S. Albin, M.D., a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Too much salt raises blood pressure by causing your body to retain water, said Dr. Suzanne Oparil, director of the vascular biology and hypertension program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.
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