UAB’s Stefan Kertesz, M.D., provides commentary on a new trial comparing yoga and physical therapy for those who suffer from low back pain.
"The data suggests these untrained employees may be relying on their untrained peers in the event of an emergency, leaving employees with a false sense of security that someone in the workplace will be qualified and able to respond, when that is clearly not the case," said Dr. Michael Kurz, M.D., co-chair of AHA's Systems of Care Subcommittee and associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Researchers say their small study, published online June 7 in Biofilms and Microbiomes, offers the first proof that therapeutic donor microbes remain for months or years in patients who've undergone fecal microbiota transplantation.
A team of about 60 UAB undergraduate and graduate students are building the house on campus for the U.S. Department of Energy's 2017 Solar Decathlon, an international collegiate competition hosted this year in Denver.
The two-week program, dedicated to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of students in graduate level health care management education and leadership, was created by the UAB School of Health Professions’ Department of Health Services Administration with guidance from the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
There will be more than 33,000 brain tumors diagnosed in Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute; but a UAB neurosurgeon says advances in treatment paint a brighter outlook than in years past.
The American Heart Association says most Americans don’t have the training to respond appropriately to cardiac emergencies in the workplace, so the AHA is pushing CPR and first aid training at the jobsite.
The new study is the first to observe consolation in adult humans. The findings help correct the impression that humans are aggressive by nature and peaceful by culture.
The UAB Summer Band will perform a collection of popular and patriotic songs, in a new location, on the Green between The Commons and Blazer Hall.
A team of University of Alabama at Birmingham students are building a house powered completely by solar energy in a competition against 11 other colleges from around the world. The UAB team unveiled the beginning stages of the house in a ceremony at the construction site recently.
The goal is to avoid unnecessary surgery and reduce the number of biopsies of benign nodules and cancers that are unlikely to cause harm.
Depositing someone else’s poo inside your own body sounds… revolting. But it’s emerging as one of the most powerful ways to treat gut problems, reaffirmed by a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
UAB psychologist Josh Klapow says the extremely polarized presidential campaign is playing havoc with longstanding friendships and relationships.
UAB will host a free Sam Hunt concert Sept. 1 in Birmingham’s Uptown Entertainment District on the eve of the Blazers’ first game in #theReturn of UAB Football the following day. The country music star and former UAB quarterback will be joined by Maren Morris and Ryan Follese.
nycu graphic 2UAB cybersecurity expert Gary Warner says, as businesses work to better protect sensitive customer information, consumers should still be proactive when making purchases.
The fourth annual LOCAL is an outdoor, family-friendly event featuring Alabama farmers, artists and vendors, performances by local musicians and food trucks.
Four UAB students are spending the summer studying abroad after being selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
At a time when measles seems long forgotten, false information about vaccines directed at vulnerable populations is breeding fear, confusion and even disease. Minnesota is experiencing the largest measles outbreak in 30 years, where dozens of children who were not vaccinated have been infected.
“Patients with epilepsy have a higher risk for postoperative complications and are more likely to have prolonged hospital stays and may be less likely able to go home than your typical shoulder replacement patient,” Brent A. Ponce, MD, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told Orthopedics Today.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have made the first direct demonstration that fecal donor microbes remained in recipients for months or years after a transplant to treat the diarrhea and colitis caused by recurrent Clostridium difficile infections — a serious and stubborn cause of diarrhea after an antibiotic treatment for some other illness.
UAB unveils its solar house structure as students begin their journey to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition.
Recent findings from an innovative nationwide trial indicate that the drug pembrolizumab, when used in combination with standard therapy, may provide positive results for patients with locally advanced breast cancer.
This type of lab course is part of a national undergraduate biology education reform effort.
A UAB physician visited Jordan to provide health care to Syrian refugees with chronic conditions.
Concerts, networking, art galleries, the great outdoors – Birmingham has it all!
Elizabeth Bevan, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology, is using drones in her thesis project that studies the effects of climate change on the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico.
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzed 379 drinks and found that pH levels of two seltzers clocked in at 4.96 and 5.25. But that's far from the risky 2 to 4 range—where most sodas and fruit juices fall—which puts you at risk for tooth erosion.
Gamlin has been appointed chair of the Mechanisms of Sensory, Perceptual and Cognitive Processes Study Section at the Center for Scientific Review for the NIH.
Dr. Christopher A. Girkin and Dr. Massimo Fazio have acquired the grant from the National Eye Institute to explore how visual field loss developed with glaucoma is associated with the specific biomechanics of the eye.
Michael J. Birrer, MD, PhD, discusses his new role as director of University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
Faculty and staff from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History, Department of Music and Department of Theatre explore their skills locally and abroad.
This is the first demonstration of donor microbes persisting in the recipient following fecal transplant, a finding made possible by a novel method to “fingerprint” individual strains of bacteria.
The inaugural academy class includes eight undergraduates from the UAB Health Care Management and Public Health programs.
nycu graphic 2Do-it-yourself braces and how-to videos on the internet have grown in popularity, but experts say there are dangers in avoiding trained orthodontic professionals.
Show your state pride at LOCAL. Saturday's festival -- held outside the Alys Stephens Center -- will showcase Alabama artists, farmers, musicians and makers, starting at 5 p.m.
Vaccines are scientifically proven to save lives and prevent major outbreaks of highly infectious diseases among large populations in a safe and effective way.
Allopurinol was more effective than febuxostat (Uloric) in preventing incident renal disease among older Americans, a retrospective cohort study found.
nycu graphic 2There are snakes out there. A UAB emergency physician and a biologist tell you what you need to know about coping with snakes and snakebite.
A UAB neurobiology professor has been inducted into the leading Slovenian scientific society.
Approximately 136 blocks were completed by members of the community through sewing days. This year’s theme is the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
With the annual Xtreme Research Award, Heidelberg Engineering intends to honor cutting-edge research for the advancement of ophthalmic care. This year, Dr. Fazio’s work was recognized for its contribution to identifying novel imaging biomarkers that take into account the dynamic biomechanical response of ocular tissues to intraocular pressure.
Birmingham’s culinary scene is making stomachs rumble nationwide, thanks to high praise from Zagat, the James Beard Awards, and just this week, Buzzfeed. Meet some UAB alumni — and a faculty member — cultivating our local flavor, and follow their journeys into the kitchens and restaurants feeding Birmingham’s revitalization.
When factoring in so-called “optimal” behavioral health habits that include diet, smoking and exercise, nursing aides, therapy aides and assistants, and phlebotomists scored the worst, according to a research team from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Festivals tend to rule the summer music calendar, but we've still got plenty of concerts to see in Birmingham. Here are 30 shows that made our must-see list, June-August 2017.
Make paper from plant leaves and petals, dye an old shirt with flowers, or create a leaf print on fabric with some tips from the UAB Department of Art and Art History’s Doug Baulos.
UAB is helping the Alabama Chapter of the American Red Cross celebrate 100 years of service with a major blood drive on campus.
UAB study examines relationships between stigma, discrimination, abuse and depression in American Muslim women.
Humans develop milky spots in their omentum during early development, before bacteria even appears, indicating its role as a primary immune organ.
Megan Rich, University of Alabama at Birmingham graduate research assistant in neuroscience, is revolutionizing curing disease and, in a larger sense, understanding how our brain works. Rich is working on penetrating the blood-brain barrier in a noninvasive way.
Authors conclude that the relationship between the complexity of left main coronary artery disease and clinical outcomes varies over time and lay out approaches for individualized strategy of revascularization.
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