Several UAB art and art history students and faculty members recently took part in honoring four members of the Alabama Air National Guard who were killed during the ill-fated, CIA-backed attempt to invade Fidel Castro's Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. They painted new art on the nose of one of the planes flown by the Alabama Air National Guard's 117th Air Refueling Wing.
Suffice it to say that Prine’s April 11 concert at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Center was a two-hour gem.
Researchers don’t know how long any study participants were married or how recently they were divorced or became widowed. But the results drive home the message that a person’s heart risks can’t be judged by physical measures alone—social factors and stress also matter, said Vera Bittner, a cardiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
That a good doctor-patient relationship can improve health outcomes has been shown before, for example in a study that showed diabetic patients are more successful at monitoring their blood sugar when their doctor is more empathetic, said Rodney Tucker, MD, chief experience officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System.
For Dr. Michael Saag, the director of the Center for AIDS Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the new drugs eliminate the need to use interferon altogether. “I don’t plan on using interferon again unless I can help it,” he told IBT, pointing to the drug’s harsh side effects, toxicity and relative inefficacy.