The National Institutes of Health awarded an R01 grant totaling $19.3 million to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Biostatistics at UAB to conduct a study of chronic hypertension in pregnancy.
Chemical properties play a powerful role in the development of flavors.
The lute songs of John Dowland are famous, but the texts are rarely understood. This multimedia lecture recital will explore the intrigue surrounding the songs.
“eMedicine is an urgent care service that enables patients to use their desktop or mobile devices to interact with our providers,” said Stuart Cohen, M.D., medical director of primary care in UAB’s School of Medicine. “This will add to patient convenience for those who are suffering from upper respiratory infections, flu, allergies and other things very common in an urgent-care setting. It’s really a novel way to extend the physician-patient relationship.”
Kristi L. Stringer will study the interrelated stigmas around HIV infection and substance abuse.
Sixteen clinical centers and 30 hospitals will enroll up to 5,700 pregnant women to evaluate the benefits and harms of pharmacologic treatment of mild chronic hypertension in pregnancy.
From Armenian Medical Network
Authors advocated a ban on e-cigarette sales to minors, a tax on e-cigarettes to discourage youth use, and increased FDA regulation on marketing and advertising to youths.
From Food, Nutrition & Science
Current studies do not support the claim that increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables contributes to weight loss, according to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) neurosurgeon Barton Guthrie, is co-founder of VIPAAR LLC, a biotechnology company that sells a mobile video platform allowing service experts to interactively assist clients or other technicians anywhere in the world.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched an online medical site that will allow physicians to make medical recommendations and write prescriptions.

This annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements by women in the statistical sciences.

See some of guitar rock’s most respected artists Sept. 25 as they pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time.

The Honors College welcomed 375 incoming freshmen from 21 states and the U.K. The students’ average GPA is 41 and average ACT is 30.

“Decoding a Hindu Temple: Royalty and Religion in the Iconographic Program of the Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal” interprets the visual images and symbols of the temple.

 

The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act – signed by Pres. Obama about two weeks ago – is "massive" and contains "sweeping changes to call the V.A. to be accountable," Schwartz said today at the Doubletree Hotel downtown just prior to her keynote speech at a Community Mental Health Summit hosted by UAB.

Picking up trash in a creek on a hot summer day probably isn't how most college students spend their Saturdays, but that's exactly what new UAB student Gentry Patterson chose to do this morning.

As hospitals and health systems strive to optimize their revenue cycle, they are turning to technology to streamline processes, improve accuracy, and speed cash flow.

Additional warnings about e-cigarette use among adolescents come from a study published by the CDC, which found that among youths who had never smoked but who used e-cigarettes, those who used e-cigarettes were twice as likely to report an intention to begin smoking as those who did not use e-cigarettes.

There is considerable evidence that lowering sodium can reduce blood pressure, but there is scant evidence that reducing blood pressure from levels that are not clearly high will necessarily reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and death.

"This finding suggests that the retina acts as a type of window to the brain," said Erik Roberson, associate professor in the Department of Neurology at UAB and a study co-author.

A professor within the School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will begin new research on a deadly form of bacteria that can be passed from healthy women to their infants during birth.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville announced last month a partnership to use the study of human genes, known as genomics, to improve modern medicine.

When there was trouble with a heart transplant, Dr. Jim Caulfield knew why. UAB Hospital would call him in to study the heart tissue and determine if the patient was rejecting the transplant.

For a $25 service fee, patients can use the site to answer questions about their symptoms and a doctor will respond within an hour during business hours.

The eye is a window to the brain; scientists discover early signs of dementia in changes to neurons in the eye’s retina.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine has just launched a new program that leverages technology to educate patients on their health condition and lower readmission rates.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and HudsonAlpha will rely on a combination of new research, clinical applications and joint recruiting with the ultimate goal of reducing disparities in cancer outcomes among different demographic groups.

UAB professor, Dr. Peter King, has a reason for taking the challenge. He studies ALS and treats patients suffering from the disease.

Advanced intravascular ultrasound techniques combined with expertise available at UAB give cardiologist ability to locate and attack complex calcium buildup problems.

This public health initiative aims to ensure area babies have an opportunity to receive vital ‘first-food nutrients’ essential to early development.

It happens most every night. Your head hits the pillow and consciousness wanes. Remembered or not, bizarre and fantastical worlds are likely to flood the brain, all while your eyes are closed. 

From Birmingham Medical News
Michael Saag, MD came to Birmingham in 1981 to begin his residency in internal medicine at UAB with plans become a cardiologist. A few days after arriving in the city, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported eight cases of “unusual opportunistic infections” in gay men. The discovery of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) soon sent Saag down a career path he never imagined.

For years, we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly announce the first 44 institutions designated as NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance (IA)/Cyber Defense (CD).

Art Tipton plans to continue SRI’s work in drug development, the defense world and clean energy, while also increasing collaboration with UAB and boosting commercialization efforts from the research that takes place at the institute.

Group B Streptococcus, when passed from mother to newborn during birth, is the leading cause of sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.

The $25 service, available to adults 18 and older in the Birmingham area, combines the expertise of UAB Medicine providers with the convenience of online access.

Free one-hour concerts will take place every first Thursday, and will kick off Sept. 4 in the University Hospital atrium.

Demark-Wahnefried takes leadership post with Obesity Society.

“Twitch,” a film about a young woman’s journey as she is tested for Huntington’s disease, will be previewed on campus.

Schwartz, a veteran and nurse, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Mental Health Summit, held Aug. 22.

Artist, art historian and curator Nzewi will lecture on “The Dak’Art Biennial and 20th Century Black Cultural Politics of Visibility.”

Hospital-to-home care transition communications and multimedia programs improving engagement and outcomes for UAB patients.

Keb' Mo' is  about to embark on the second half of a tour following the release of his acclaimed album "BLUESAmericana." He will be in Birmingham on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center, along with Philadelphia's G. Love & Special Sauce.

You know how people often say the book is better than the movie because you can create your own pictures? The same thing is true for audio. A new show with its American debut Tuesday at UAB's Alys Stephens Center puts that notion to the test.

From: WTVG-TV, Toledo, OH
The first sign of head lice may be excessive itching on the nape of the neck and behind the ears, said D'Ann Somerall, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing. All children with lice and their bedmates should be treated at the same time.

Michael Saag, MD, a professor of medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, noted that the cost of the combination therapy renders it widely unaffordable. “The question [is] … how do we make HIV care the most cost effective? This is important in HIV as more drugs go generic, but it is applicable to all areas of medicine,” he said. “We can’t afford to prescribe in the absence of consideration of cost of care.”

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