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“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."
"Stress can have many negative effects on the body, such as fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, weight loss or gain, muscle tension, and elevated heart rate and blood pressure. You need to find an activity that helps reduce your stress," Jane Roy, an associate professor of human studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education, said in a university news release.
A free downloadable Cancer Resource app for smartphones that allows patients and caregivers to identify more than 500 valuable community resources for people in north central Alabama has been created by faculty and students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Visualize Birmingham without UAB.  Exit the Red Mountain Expressway at University Avenue (without UAB--it would be 8th Avenue South) and drive west. What would we see in place of the 86 square blocks occupied by UAB?
It's been a little more than one year since Ray Watts was named president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During that 12 months, UAB posted record enrollment for the fifth straight year. The school made several strategic hires, including four new deans. It added some high-tech upgrades to its cancer-fighting arsenal. And it launched a billion-dollar fundraising campaign.
When the 25-year-old student at UAB's School of Dentistry snapped an iPhone picture of the snow that blanketed Birmingham last week, he had no idea the impact the photo would have as it swept across social media, or its potential to earn him cash. Or to do good. Now's he taking advantage of his 15 minutes, but not to help himself.
From: Chicago Sun-Times
In the Jan. 16 New England Journal of Medicine, Ilana Yurkiewicz of Harvard Medical School, Lisa Soleymani Lehmann of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Bruce Korf of the University of Alabama at Birmingham argue that it is ethical to provide parents with prenatal whole genome sequencing information about their prospective children.
From: Time Healthland
Cabin fever isn’t a psychiatric diagnosis, but it does exist, says Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist with a PhD at the school of public health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “It’s when you’re in a space of restricted freedom for a period of time that you can no longer tolerate.”
Using home-based hospice practices for terminally ill, hospitalized patients could reduce suffering and improve end-of-life care, according to a study. The study “was designed to see whether home-based hospice practices could be successfully integrated into care in hospitals to improve the end-of-life experience for those who remain hospitalized at time of death,” Amos Bailey, MD, of the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The idea that sex sells is generally accepted as fact. The idea that the sex of cells is important to biomedical research is not as well-known, but an article co-written by a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, suggests that the sex of individual cells matters.
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