"Twitch" – a documentary film that follows an 18-year-old as she is tested for the degenerative genetic disease that killed her mother – will be screened at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) today.
So will all types of weight gain boost blood pressure? Probably not, said Donna Arnett, a past president of the American Heart Association and the chair of epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. "Excess intake of foods rich in potassium like fruits and vegetables or dairy could lower blood pressure," she said. "Processed foods high in sodium could lead to greater blood pressure increases."
But what, you may be wondering, does the future hold for mobile app development? Relax — we've got you covered. Or actually, our friends at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Collat School of Business have you covered.
To support communication between doctors and patients, UAB Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., has deployed interactive post-discharge phone calls and corresponding multimedia programs to improve care transitions and reduce readmission rates.
“Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza,” Rich Whitley, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the presenting author of the study, said.
The risk of developing herpes zoster was similar among older patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treated with the various different biologic agents, a retrospective study found.
Complicated CAPTCHAs can keep you from logging in to websites protected by those annoying squiggly letters. Thankfully, researchers have found a new way to let you in while keeping the spam bots out.
Experts will participate in a discussion on police and minority relations in Birmingham in a townhall meeting Tuesday, Sept. 16.
On a worldwide tour taking fans by storm, Trombone Shorty and his ensemble explore funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop with exciting, high-energy style.
A unique philanthropic partnership between Research to Prevent Blindness, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, and Susan and Dowd Ritter will fund ophthalmology research.
lmost everybody likes a good, cold beer or a hot, tasty cup of coffee, but one chemist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) goes a bit farther.
"The body doesn't distinguish between 'bad' stress from life or work and 'good' stress caused by game-day excitement," said Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic at The Kirklin Clinic at Acton Road, in a UAB news release on Friday. "It impacts your health either way."
Although the virus has not been confirmed, Dr. David Kimberlin, co-director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital, says that early tests show Enterovirus 68 could be responsible for the surge in respiratory-related ER admissions.
CAPTCHA services that require users to recognize and type in static distorted characters may be a method of the past, according to studies published by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A recent study found that type 2 diabetes can stay in remission for as long as 15 years after weight-loss surgery. Remission happens when a person with diabetes achieves blood sugar levels no longer in the diabetes range without medications for at least one year.
Body language expert Mark Hickson, Ph.D., honored by National Communication Association.
UAB professor, alumnae among nurse leaders selected as fellows by the Academy of Nursing for careers that have influenced health policies and more.
The UAB Health System is once again recognized for use of information technology to improve health care, named one of America’s “Most Wired” hospitals.
From WebMD
Weight loss surgery is an expensive and potentially risky way to treat type 2 diabetes. Yet more studies are showing it can also be very successful -- in some cases, more so than drugs and lifestyle changes.
Jody Gilchrist, a nurse practitioner at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says when the game is close or during times of defeat, the body often releases adrenaline, which increases heart rate and blood pressure.
A top infectious disease expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said today he believes it is likely that Enterovirus 68 is at least partially responsible for a surge in respiratory illnesses seen at UAB and Children's of Alabama since about mid-to-late August.
From Legalexaminer.com
Resent research has established a definite correlation between falls and older driver crash involvement.  According to an article published by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, older adults that have fallen two or more times in the previous year may be at a higher risk of being involved in an at-fault car crash.
Suzanne Judd, an associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who has studied the link between the Southern-style diet (lots of fried food, processed meat and sweet tea) and risk of stroke, says people are more likely to eat the Southern diet in rural areas across the U.S.
"Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza," said Rich Whitley of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Neurologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) say that the new implanted device they have developed to control seizures in epilepsy patients is proving its worth on a test patient.
UAB School of Public Health researchers found that 66 percent of residents of Alabama’s most populous county had a complete disaster preparedness kit on hand after the tornado outbreak.

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The first patient in the Southeast to get the RNS responsive neurostimulation seizure-control device implanted in the brain reports dramatic results at UAB.

University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Tracy Hamilton, Ph.D., is applying his chemistry expertise to two popular beverages: beer and coffee.
While previous studies suggested that breakfast leads to a lower BMI, a boost in metabolism, and less hunger throughout the day, a newer batch of research is questioning whether those studies painted an accurate picture of the connection between breakfast and weight loss.
With ten people killed in Birmingham since the start of Labor Day weekend, a city that prides itself on revitalization and a declining murder rate has had some old ghosts creep out of the closet.
The mascot of the University of Alabama at Birmingham has returned to its place of distinction on campus.
"Based on clinical data, peramivir is the first neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI) that has shown to be safe and effective as a single-dose therapy for patients with acute, uncomplicated influenza."

Watching football and tailgating can negatively affect heart health in unexpected ways; learn why and get expert tips for healthier game days.

Walk, jog or run the 2-mile course that weaves through campus and Railroad Park, and stay for the Post-Walk Party at Dowdy Field.
Symposium attendees will gain a better understanding of the most recent developments in the fields of clinical and basic science research in cardiovascular disease.
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UAB Heart and Vascular Clinic at Acton Road will offer free heart-healthy tailgate screenings Sept. 19; registration is available.
UAB will present a conference for case managers, social workers and other health professionals Oct. 16.
The UAB Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care celebrates the fifth graduating class of the Geriatric Scholar program and hosts a conference on issues surrounding care for the elderly.
Brain tumor research will benefit from a 5K and 1-mile fun run.
Social and economic inequality are major issues facing America’s aging society and the subjects of UAB’s annual AARP Aging Policy Conference, Oct. 17.
School of Nursing professor named one of the top 15 family nurse practitioner faculty members in the country.
Engineer Al Reisz will speak to the AlabamaGermany Partnership at Edge of Chaos.
Thirteen retailers with stores in north, central and south Alabama will be recognized later this month during the 2014 Alabama Retail Day Luncheon with Gov. Robert Bentley. Hosted by the Alabama Retail Association in Montgomery and University of Alabama at Birmingham's Collat School of Business, the 33rd-annual luncheon will take place Sept. 23.
With summer on the wane, artists are heralding the beginning of the new arts "season," which runs roughly together with the school year.
"This additional use of medical services not only brings more federal dollars, but hospitals, physicians and pharmacies would likely hire more people, keep longer hours and probably raise wages - all of which leads to indirect spending and subsequent rounds of spending that generate tax revenues and, in general, the expansion of the economy within states," said Michael Morrisey, a health economics professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Bio statistics have been awarded a $19.31 million R01 grant by the National Institutes of Health's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to coordinate the most comprehensive study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy ever undertaken.
This year’s Booktalk will include bestsellers and critically acclaimed first-time novelists.
Hosted by UAB Artist-in-Residence Eric Essix, “The Essentials” combines education and entertainment in one stage show that spotlights an internationally acclaimed jazz artist alongside Birmingham’s talented jazz musicians.
Won Cho is a regular performer with Opera Birmingham, where he has performed in four operas each year since 2012, and