Renovated ED, clinic to open at Callahan Eye HospitalA new optical coherence tomography system that captures 3-D images of the eye is one of the new technologies installed in the renovated Callahan Eye Hospital emergency department and Lions Eye Clinic that opens July 31.UAB listed among 100 best hospitals for cancer careBecker’s Hospital Review chose UAB for leadership in high-quality patient care, outcomes and research in its Comprehensive Cancer Center.Nightline highlights nation’s largest single-site kidney transplant chain
ABC’s Nightline featured the great work of Jayme Locke, M.D., and the UAB team whose tireless efforts and innovation have built the nation's longest single-site kidney chain.
Resource Center offers support to cancer patientsThe Patient and Family Resource Center staff can answer questions about cancer, treatment options and available support servicesBrain implant ‘senses’ a seizure and acts to stop itUAB is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.UAB first in state to implant pacemaker with no leadsUAB is the first facility in Alabama to implant the Nanostim™ leadless pacemaker, the world’s first retrievable, non-surgical pacing technology. The device to treat bradycardia — a heart rate that is too slow — is placed directly in a patient’s heart without the visible lump, scar and insulated wires (called leads) required for conventional pacemakers.UAB’s Personalized Medicine Institute will help reveal the best medicine for youThis effort will differentiate UAB from its local and regional peers and make it a national player in the development of new treatment therapies.New clinic to assess your personal risk for developing Alzheimer'sNeurologist David Geldmacher, M.D., who leads UAB's memory disorders program, is launching a new clinical effort — the first of its type in the United States — to prepare a personalized dementia risk assessment for people concerned about their risk for developing memory problems as they age. Call 975-7575 for more information or to make an appointment.Nursing, VA partner to meet veterans' mental health needsA new residency program, one of four in the nation, will help address the mental health needs of a growing veteran population. The program, supported by a three-year pilot grant from the Veterans Health Administration, is open to certified mental health nurse practitioners who have graduated within the past 12 months.UAB opens urgent care clinic downtownPatients ages 18 and older will be treated for non-emergency conditions seven days a week.
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