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.
UAB research shows socioeconomic factors affect younger multiple myeloma patients’ survival
A significant new UAB study published in Cancer shows that key socioeconomic factors, not race, affect survival of younger multiple myeloma patients.Cancer Community Network grows, transforms cancer care in region
With 12 associates, the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network integrates patients, collaboration and community to change the way cancer care is delivered in the region.UAB Healthy Aging Symposium to focus on patient-centered care for Parkinson’s disease
An upcoming symposium at UAB focuses on behavioral therapies to help patients with Parkinson’s disease.New study questions timing in mitral valve repairs
UAB doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms appear.Unique program at the UAB Cancer Center makes significant impact in the Latino community
Sowing the Seeds of Health, a longstanding educational program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, helps to reduce breast and cervical cancer among Latina women.Advancements in aging research target multiple age-related diseases
Articles published today by UAB and its Geroscience Network collaborators explore new interventions in aging processes as part of an effort to increase the healthy, independent years of life for the elderly.‘Sit less, move more’ — Research shows sedentary behavior is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in adults
Sedentary behavior — even among physically active people — may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and more.UAB Medicine to host annual Pain SymposiumUAB presents New Frontiers of Pain Research in the 21st Century, Oct. 14-15.posted 18 days ago 1010 viewsNew guidelines published for physicians treating patients with kidney stones
A UAB urologist has led the development of extensive guidelines of surgical management of kidney stones.UAB researcher receives Eye Institute telemedicine grant for glaucoma work
UAB’s Lindsay Rhodes, M.D., will study telemedicine as a potential strategy to improve eye disease detection and management.Discovery of infants’ airway microbiomes may help predict lung diseaseUAB researchers have discovered that an infant’s airway — once thought to be sterile until after birth — is colonized by bacteria or bacterial DNA, which could be protective for or predict development of severe lung disease, knowledge that may offer a therapeutic target.posted 25 days ago 8146 viewsWhat’s the deal with that bad breath?A UAB School of Dentistry faculty member talks bad breath — where it comes from and how to fight it.posted 26 days ago 2275 viewsUAB Health System among nation’s 'Most Wired' for 2016The UAB Health System is again lauded among the most technology-driven hospitals in the nation with inclusion in the “Most Wired for 2016” list.posted 28 days ago 1032 viewsUAB Medicine continues ascension in U.S. News & World Report rankingsUAB Hospital remains at top in Birmingham and Alabama, and rises in several specialty rankings in 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report.posted 28 days ago 13481 viewsUAB Theatre students portray patients to test occupational therapy students' skillsStudents in the School of Health Professions’ Department of Occupational Therapy are now getting real-world experience with a new cross-professional program that uses students from the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre as patients.posted 28 days ago 3599 viewsWorkshop to provide gynecology procedure training for primary care providersThe UAB School of Nursing will host a workshop to arm primary care providers with the necessary skills to perform women’s health procedures.
Acute kidney injury identifiable in preterm infantsEarly diagnosis of acute kidney injury in preterm infants is possible through urinary protein markers.posted a while back 2805 viewsUAB Cancer Center and state groups encourage HPV vaccinations for childrenThe UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has initiated a joint call for action from Alabama organizations urging HPV vaccine for children.posted a while back 5093 viewsNew options for residency in Ophthalmology open for young researchersUAB’s Department of Ophthalmology provides a new residency program track to give incoming residents the option to participate in a clinical or basic research project of their choice.posted a while back 1919 viewsUAB Medicine first in Alabama to empower patients with physician ratingsIn contrast to unreliable third-party physician rating and review systems, UAB Medicine is empowering consumers to make informed health care decisions based on reliable information from actual patients through its online physician directory.posted a while back 4214 views
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