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 is an assistant professor of music and voice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Guitar greats? They're coming to the Alys Stephens Center on the "Experience Hendrix" tour.
From FOXNews.com
Misinformation about obesity—and especially weight loss—can lead to unintended health consequences, failure to lose weight or regain after a period of loss.
A new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds eating breakfast or skipping it might not make much difference.
School of Nursing assistant professor will participate in world-class, three-year leadership development program designed to enhance effectiveness of nurse leaders.
University of Alabama at Birmingham professor Dennis McLernon will direct Bruce Norris’ “Clybourne Park” at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Oct. 15-19.
University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty members Won Cho and Yakov Kasman will be featured in a recital at Reynolds-Kirchbaum Recital Hall at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Oct. 30.
The Civil War was the bloodiest in U.S. history, but the huge number of battlefield injuries helped establish the regular use of anesthesia in the United States due to the experience gained by Union and Confederate doctors, according to Dr. Maurice S. Albin, a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
"Our simple question was (when it comes to weight loss), does it help to eat breakfast? And the answer seems to be probably not," says David Allison, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center and senior investigator of the study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,
Workers of the UAB Hospital Maintenance Department lined in in front of the Women's and Infants Center, and took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.
Twenty Birmingham-area women have been selected as Women Who Make a Difference for 2014, an initiative of Birmingham magazine and Alabama Media Group. [Dr. Shirley Salloway Kahn, vice president for development, alumni and external relations at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.]
UAB Medicine this week launched an online service to treat common medical conditions that is the first of its kind in the state of Alabama.
It was this symbol of the classical Western hero of yore that led researchers Drs. Mark B. Cope and David B. Allison of the University of Alabama at Birmingham to label a specific kind of bias, “White Hat Bias,” that they first identified in their review of the literature on obesity.
They're also subject to normal cognitive aging, which brings with it a decline in numeracy skills, processing speed, flexible decision-making and short-term memory, says Daniel Marson, a professor of neurology and director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Honors College welcomed its largest-ever incoming class of freshmen when classes began on Monday.
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.

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