Michael Morrisey, PhD, director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said in an email that if the D.C. panel's ruling ends up being the prevailing one, "the effect ... is just short of what would have been the effect of the Court ruling that the ACA was unconstitutional. The vast majority of people getting coverage through the exchanges did so with a subsidy ... They would no longer be eligible and most are unlikely to continue to buy coverage at unsubsidized prices."
From The Washington Post
Just like humans, elephants with excess fat are more likely than others to develop heart disease, arthritis and infertility. Previous studies have shown an alarming number of African elephants in zoos have irregular or no ovarian cycles.

University of Alabama Hospital (Birmingham). UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the six-state area of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia. The center is home to more than 330 physicians and researchers and has an estimated 5,000 new patients each year. The center developed the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network, which includes 10 partner hospitals across five states and aims to expand the availability and quality of cancer services in patients' local communities.
The CHIA grants – ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 – are awarded by the One Great Community council, the community engagement arm of UAB's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). 
In his spare time, the leader of Alabama’s largest employer and Birmingham’s economic engine enjoys gardening and deep-sea fishing. Metaphorically speaking, Dr. Ray Watts did quite a bit of both during his first year as president of the .University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kaleidoscope won Best Classified Advertising Section and Best Innovative Online Advertising, and placed second in Best Single Ad 1/2 Page for “We Can” for UAB Recycling.
The biological perspective of suicide will be the focus of the latest UAB Science, Communication and Innovation talks.
The Department of Art and Art History faculty and alumni exhibition will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at the AEIVA, with a free reception on Aug. 29.
“A Seat at the Big Table: Bloom Studio” will be on show Aug. 11-Sept. 22 at UAB’s AEIVA, with a free reception on Aug. 29.
Studdard & Hathaway -- or if you prefer, Hathaway & Studdard -- are doing just fine as solo artists. A 95-minute concert at the Alys Stephens Center proved, however, that they'd be classy and charismatic as full-scale duet partners.
The "very exciting" findings open new doors to the treatment of co-infected patients, commented Turner Overton, MD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
“Banks don’t like to hold large amounts of real estate simply because that’s not really the business they are in,” said Andreas Rauterkus, associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “However, it took banks a long time to lower the holdings to avoid major hits to their balance sheets and capital."
“People are more willing to take action to become prepared after they see neighbors that have experienced a disaster or when they’ve experienced it themselves,” said Lisa McCormick, author of the study and an assistant professor in the UAB’s School of Public Health.
The 34th National Symposium for Healthcare Executives, a learning environment for health care leaders, is scheduled for Aug. 6-8.
A UAB program to expand access to palliative care is lauded by the American Hospital Association.
Area CPAs can earn CPE credits at summer seminars hosted by UAB.
With the audience seated within a 3-D “ambisonic” sound system, EarFilms creates a playground for the human imagination; each audience member is blindfolded to eliminate visual stimuli and focus the senses.
Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, as declared by the United Nations, and the dean of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) College of Arts and Sciences is urging all students, staff and faculty in his college and on the entire campus to take part in this tribute to the late South African president and human-rights leader by doing some volunteer work.
African elephants in captivity are packing on the pounds, and experts warn that the rise in obesity is contributing to infertility, which could be detrimental to the survival of the species in zoos.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is halfway to reaching the $1 billion goal of its current fundraising drive, the largest in the history of the school, and officials say the money raised will benefit the city and region, not just the campus.
The College of Arts and Sciences is encouraging its students, faculty, staff and the greater UAB community to participate in Nelson Mandela International Day on July 18.
The stakes in the Halbig case are a "big deal," since government statistics show that 94% of those using the federally run exchanges had a subsidized premium, Michael Morrisey, PhD, director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, told MedPage Today in an email. "The absence of subsidies in the 26 federal-default states would lead to substantial reductions in purchased coverage in those states."
“I just like to over-exaggerate certain features. I think it’s just my style. Her head is a little bit bigger and her legs are a little bit shorter than what you would find on an actual zonkey,” said Stacey Holloway, the artist who created Xena. But Xena’s changing expression was completely an accident, according to Holloway, a visiting assistant professor of sculpture at UAB in Birmingham.
Health-care providers at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) are seeking to do a better job of determining which of their patients are veterans of the U.S. military and what health needs or risks they may have related to their service.
Boni Elewski, M.D., led one of two trials featured in the New England Journal of Medicine that show secukinumab is a safe and effective psoriasis treatment.
The work of Roy Joseph, Ph.D., was chosen as one of the top 3 percent of abstracts submitted at ARVO 2014.
As the aging population doubles and minority groups skyrocket, we face increased challenges in tailoring our glaucoma care to each patient.
From SFGate.com
But Kegels are not just for women anymore. Pelvic floor exercises can help treat incontinence and perhaps sexual dysfunction in men, too, studies have found. Now the rush is on to persuade middle-aged men to get on the bandwagon.
"The vast majority of tumor cells are associated with blood vessels. These cells appear to be using the vessels as highways to travel great distances within the brain," said Harald Sontheimer, PhD, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
From LiveScience.com
Just like humans, elephants with excess fat are more likely to develop heart disease, arthritis and infertility, Daniella Chusyd, a graduate student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said in a statement. Previous studies have shown an alarming number of African elephants in zoos have irregular or no ovarian cycles.

From The Wall Street Journal
Fruits and vegetables are high in water and fiber, so people may feel full earlier. But without a reduction in overall calories, weight gain would be more likely than weight loss, researchers said. Although low in calories compared with other commonly consumed foods, fruits and vegetables can still add calories to an overall diet.
Jessie Dinkel, O.D., has been awarded the Terrance N. Ingraham Pediatric Optometry Residency Award, intended to promote the practice and development of the field.
More than 74,000 donors have contributed $500 million so far in UAB's largest-ever philanthropic campaign.
To better identify and treat patients that have served in the military, the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Medicine has partnered with Joining Forces, a federal initiative that supports veterans as they adjust to life back in the states.
Bill York recently became among the first patients in Alabama and the United States to receive a MitraClip device in a breakthrough, new minimally invasive treatment option used to aid patients suffering from mitral regurgitation. Oluseun Alli, MD, director of the Structural Heart Program in the UAB School of Medicine Section of Interventional Cardiology, and Massoud Leesar, MD, professor of medicine and section chief of Interventional Cardiology, performed the procedure on June 24.
In one clinical trial of men about to undergo prostate surgery, patients were randomly assigned to start doing Kegels before the operation or to get standard care without exercises. The difference in outcomes was startling, said Dr. Patricia S. Goode, medical director of the incontinence clinic at University of Alabama at Birmingham and one of the authors of the study.
“Frequently, patients are able to have the robotic bypass to the front of the heart, then return later for stenting of the other blocked arteries. We treated Mr. Parris during the same hospitalization because we were concerned his other blockages might become unstable and cause a heart attack if the stents were delayed,” Louis Brunsting, M.D, associate professor of surgery and chief of the Section of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Once so committed to segregation that it was called America’s Johannesburg, Birmingham has loomed large in my consciousness. Throughout my Connecticut childhood, its name served as code for racial intolerance. Now, five decades after the civil rights movement’s most galvanizing events—Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail,” the Children’s Crusade, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church—I’ve come down to see how much has changed.
“Aging is not such a deep part of our biology that it can’t be changed,” said Steven Austad, chair of the biology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. “All this stuff seemed like science fiction a few years ago, but now we have it, at least in mice.”
n 2013, 10.81 people of every 100,000 in Alabama tested newly positive for HIV, and 18,416 people in Alabama lived with HIV/AIDS, according to preliminary statistics from the Alabama Department of Health.
Early rather than late palliative care support brought benefits to caregivers as well as the patients, making it easier for the caregivers to cope.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said that obesity in elephants is no laughing matter. "Obesity affects about 40 percent of African elephants in captivity," said Daniella Chusyd, M.A., a doctoral student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Nutrition Sciences. "Much as we see in humans, excess fat in elephants contributes to the development of heart disease, arthritis, a shorter lifespan and infertility."
Cheri Plasters, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing graduate and nurse in transplant and general surgical services in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, will implement the "Have you ever served in the military?" campaign at UAB. UAB Hospital providers will obtain a military health history if a patient affirms he or she is current or former military personnel
The UAB Concert Choir entered the Interkultur World Choir Games in three categories last week in Riga, Latvia, and were awarded medals in all three, according to choir director Brian Kittredge.
UAB nutrition scientists launch an intriguing study of inflammation, obesity and infertility in African elephants in U.S. zoos, a study that may have an impact on the survival of the species.

Community volunteers pulled, straightened and draped long strips of colored fabric in the lobby of UAB'sAbroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts Thursday afternoon, folding, matching and contrasting colors, preparing for the unveiling of a unique art installation on the UAB campus.

Amanda Browder, the Brooklyn-based artist behind the project, titled "Magic Chromacity," walked along the fabric providing helpful instructions as it was readied to adorn the exterior of AEIVA, and the Alys Stephens Center across the street.

UAB is reaffirmed as National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research.
With his unique voice and trademark sound, Scaggs will perform a mixed set of his timeless hits, plus original songs and classic covers from his latest album, “Memphis.”
The School of Medicine achieved the highest level of accreditation available to a medical school in the United States by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
UAB Medicine implements the ‘Have you ever served in the military?’ campaign in effort to improve quality of life, overall outcomes for veterans and active service members.
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