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“The department has long benefited from UAB’s reputation for world-class research and education in medicine and health sciences. Making the department a part of Engineering and Medicine will bring engineering faculty and students closer to clinicians and medical research from both schools — which will, in turn, allow them to develop closer relationships through joint research and education programs.”
Returning to the workplace after cancer can be both rewarding and challenging. Here, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer tips to help cancer survivors make a smooth transition as they return to work.
A new study suggests that obese women get just one hour of vigorous exercise a year, while obese men don't do much better at fewer than four hours. "They're living their lives from one chair to another," said Edward Archer, a research fellow with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Cabin fever isn’t a psychiatric diagnosis, but it does exist, says Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. at the school of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The best way to get yourself out of your slump and in a happier mood is to get moving, find natural sunlight, and do anything that can engage your cognitive activity.
Kelly Garner, a Vestavia Hills resident, played the role of Good Samaritan during the snow storm that hammered Birmingham on Jan. 28. But that night, as he tried to walk home, he fell 40 feet into a ravine behind the Vestavia Library where he would spent the next 12 hours until being rescued the following morning. Garner talked about his experience just before his release today from the Spain Rehabilitation Center at UAB. He had spent two weeks in UAB Hospital and about nine days at Spain.
"I started using Biodesign because I found it easier to handle during the endoscopic repair than competing products," said Bradford A. Woodworth, M.D., director of otolaryngology research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in which he evaluated the new device. "Although not directly measured, [I] feel it contributes to faster graft placement and increased operative speed."
To accommodate the surplus of women experiencing strokes, the University of Alabama at Birmingham developed new procedures and protocol that aim to prevent strokes in women. Although some of the steps should ideally begin early in life, other actions may be beneficial for older individuals.
Two new satellite locations in the Birmingham metro area will join UAB's Callahan Eye Hospital in providing optical services.
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