The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Digestive Health Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) at its Feb. 8, 2013 meeting. The center will be defined by interdisciplinary collaboration among UAB scientists, clinicians and educators with a goal of improving patient outcomes. Charles Melbern Wilcox, M.D., professor and director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and John D. Christein, M.D., associate professor of surgery, will serve as initial co-directors of the center.
FreshStart! program is available at UAB for cancer survivorsA new eight-week FreshStart! program is set for Jan. 26-March 16 to help cancer survivors make healthier lifestyle choices.posted 5 days ago 527 viewsUAB opens new Integrative Medicine ClinicThe new UAB Integrative Medicine Clinic will provide conventional medical care with complementary approaches to tackle the biological, social and spiritual aspects of health and illness.posted 6 days ago 3502 viewsUAB recruiting for clinical trials to use exercise with seniors and joint replacement patientsUAB’s Center for Exercise Medicine has two exercise studies underway, one for patients needing joint replacement and one to boost muscle in seniors.posted 6 days ago 452 viewsOrgan transplants, deceased donors set record in 2016UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.posted 7 days ago 8777 viewsResearch explores social determinants of health disparities for obesity and related chronic diseasesUAB-led Research to appear in American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that linking electronic health records with social determinants of health and environmental measures could help researchers understand the causes of obesity and chronic disease and suggest strategies for addressing the disparities in these conditions.posted 7 days ago 573 viewsUAB using ERAS pathway to help surgery patients recover more quicklyERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.posted 8 days ago 986 viewsNew study highlights the benefit of the use of ICD for reducing mortality rate in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathyThe UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.posted 8 days ago 685 viewsUAB investigators find repeat cesarean deliveries less cost-effective in low-risk womenFor women with a prior low transverse incision cesarean delivery, the decision to undergo a vaginal delivery or elect to have a repeat cesarean delivery has important clinical and economic ramifications.posted 8 days ago 2151 viewsTime-restricted feeding study shows promise in helping people shed body fatFor the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.posted 9 days ago 4086 viewsMultinational study finds high rates of acute kidney injury in children admitted to ICUs worldwidePediatric patients admitted to intensive care units face increased risk of death from sudden kidney problems.posted 13 days ago 760 viewsVision symptoms following concussion can limit a child’s ability to return to the classroomA UAB study shows that evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols.posted 13 days ago 2186 viewsAutomated clinical laboratory opens in UAB HospitalThe clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.posted 15 days ago 2502 viewsPlan to succeed – UAB experts offer New Year’s resolution tipsUAB experts say having a plan , setting specific goals and keeping track of progress are great action items to keep in mind when making resolutions for the new year.posted 21 days ago 1651 viewsUAB’s 500th TAVR procedure gives retired pastor, baseball player opportunity to help othersUAB is the only hospital in Alabama to perform 500 TAVR cases.posted 27 days ago 3319 viewsUAB adds to healing environment with a labyrinthUAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.posted a while back 4219 viewsArtful Journeys program seeks peace for those touched by cancerThe UAB Cancer Center presents a program to help patients, survivors and caregivers find peace through creative art.posted a while back 944 viewsAdvertisers depict unsafe sleeping environments for infants, study showsContrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.posted a while back 7188 viewsUAB names Brannan vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs
Following a national search led by a committee of 17 members representing UAB students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community leaders and supporters, Thomas Brannan has been named vice president for Development and Alumni Affairs after serving as interim in the role for more than a year.Santa spreads holiday cheer to families in UAB’s NICU, Continuing Care Nursery
UAB newborns are all on Santa’s nice list.UAB performs Deep South’s first HIV-positive kidney transplant from HIV-positive deceased donorMississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.posted a while back 13658 views