In an attempt to find out the reason the United States has the highest number of treatable sexually transmitted diseases in the world, a disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham decided to study the doctor-patient relationship.
Getting lipids, triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, and tobacco use under control was associated with substantially better outcomes in type 2 diabetes in an analysis of the BARI 2D trial.
People who like fried food, sweet tea and other foods synonymous with the Southern U.S. may be at an increased risk of heart attack and death, according to a new study.
People who regularly consumed a typical "Southern"-style diet had an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in a large study examining dietary patterns and heart risk -- more so than other diet types deemed unhealthy.
Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to researchers.
People who eat lots of fried food and sugary drinks have a 56 percent higher risk of heart disease compared to those who eat healthier, according to US researchers.
We have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But recent research makes some wonder whether there's evidence to back up this well-worn saying.
Don't text while moving: Texting while walking has been found to be dangerously distracting, with people taking shorter strides and more time to finish an obstacle course in a study conducted by researchers.
It’s no secret that America’s air conditioning obsession is excessive, even out of control. (Europeans, for instance, think we’re fragile idiots.) But in addition to making us grumpier and less productive, freezing office environments could actually be making us eat more, too.
Reinforced panels that can turn any room in your home into a safe-room; that's the project that UAB is currently working on. They can withstand up to 250 mph winds, the equivalent of an EF-5 tornado.
Southern favorites like fried chicken and bacon may taste great when consumed, but they can have negative effects on heart health, according to UAB researchers.
Engineering interventions are necessary to reduce the frequency and extent of traffic congestion, said Virginia Sisiopiku, associate professor of transportation intervention at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Texting and fielding math problems on the phones made people swerve more from side to side, but the difference wasn’t big enough to rule out the possibility that it was due to chance.
In a recent study, Dr. Stephen T. Mennemeyer, professor in the department of health care organization and policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, examined to what extent the MU program has impacted the adoption of EHR.
A drive to find out why the United States has the highest rates of treatable sexually transmitted diseases in the developed world has been the career focus of one University of Alabama at Birmingham infectious disease expert.
Michael Niederweis, Ph.D., professor of microbiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues have described the first known toxin of this pathogenic bacterium.
Dr. Loring Rue, chief medical officer for UAB Health Systems, said the hospital had trained repeatedly to respond to possible Ebola cases. Workers donned protective gear that covered them from head-to-toe until the patient tested negative for Ebola.
Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million.
Researchers asked 30 people to navigate an obstacle course three times and found they were significantly slower while texting and walking than when completing the route without any distractions.
Molly C. Bernhard, MPH, pre-doctoral fellow in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and pre-doctoral candidate in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, hypothesized that food intake would decrease in young adults exposed to temperatures above normal room temperatures (68° to 72°F) in a sedentary office environment
The Birmingham Police Department on Tuesday evening announced that a person with possible Ebola symptoms was transported to UAB Hospital. However, the initial tests for the virus have come back negative.
UAB Athletics ramps up fundraising with campaign launch event Aug. 18.
Proposed budget cuts to Alabama’s Medicaid program would be disastrous to the state, says the CEO of the UAB Health System.
Senior Elora Robbani wins nationally competitive scholarship to study at American University in Dubai.
An Arizona drug company will patent the small peptide drug.
Fourth installment of ASC’s The Essentials series to feature Latin jazz sounds of Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Jazz Band.
In JAMA Viewpoint, Edward W. Hook III, M.D., says doctors and patients must be willing to talk about sex if we are to decrease the nation’s rate of sexually transmitted infections.
The former UAB Pediatric Optometry Service director will be recognized during the annual AAO meeting this October in New Orleans.
In a sedentary office environment, participants working in 78° to 80°F temperatures consumed nearly 90 fewer calories than those in a cooler environment.
UAB’s 186 new medical students will make their oath of commitment during the traditional ceremony Aug. 16.
UAB’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program is the court of last resort for those with baffling diseases that have never been diagnosed.
Despite 132 years of study, no toxin had ever been found for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million
The University of Alabama at Birmingham takes the top spot, followed by the University of Washington and Arizona State University, respectively.
Sculptural objects, masks, puppets, performances and art installations created by Department of Art and Art History students will be shown in a one-night-only exhibition.
By overexpressing Runx2, a gene that normally is a master regulator of bone formation, the cells of this largely incurable cancer produce proteins that mimic the normal bone-resident cells.
Fewer reading materials in the home. Less access to camps or museums. Those are some reasons summer learning loss disproportionately affects low-income kids. And there are many in the South, which can hamper efforts to raise graduation rates.
Almost all obstetricians collect group B streptococcus screening samples, but practice patterns vary, according to research published in the August issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Frank Cuervo will oversee development, marketing, licensing, communications, video services, ticketing operations and sales, as well as UAB’s multimedia relationship with IMG.
UAB’s Montgomery campus medical students go through orientation and lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
"For the vast majority of us, the lion represents something that is amazing, something that is powerful, the king of the jungle," said Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The play value of parks, playgrounds and open play spaces is higher in affluent communities than in nonaffluent communities, according to research from occupational therapy students in the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a common form of inflammatory arthritis affecting synovial joints, has a variable clinical expression ranging from mild disease to severe joint destruction
Large variations in blood pressure readings from one doctor’s appointment to another are associated with cardiovascular disease and death, a new study has found.
When machines and brains mix, who's in charge? This is the type of problem pondered by neuroethicists such as UAB's Josh May, Ph.D., who examine questions at the crossroads of neuroscience and ethics.
Becker’s Hospital Review lists UAB Hospital as third-largest in the nation.
Until now, no toxin had been found in 132 years of study for the deadly pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects 9 million people a year and kills more than 1 million. The novel toxin induces necrotic cell death of macrophages to help the tuberculosis pathogen escape and spread to other cells.
Play is an important part of child development, and a UAB student research project shows that disparities exist between play spaces depending on where one lives.
Colleges have always had crime: "violence and vandalism and all the various things that happen when you put a bunch of relatively young people together in a relatively small space," said John J. Sloan III, a professor of criminology and sociology at the University of Alabama Birmingham who studies campus crime.
Do you roam city sidewalks with your nose buried in your phone, oblivious to what's going on around you? If so, you may want to look up and start paying attention.
ROSA offers patients, and their physicians, a unique advantage over traditional surgical approaches: It can do the job with a lot of little holes as opposed to one very large opening.
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