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.
Mountain Brook woman uses her heart failure to become an advocate for women’s heart diseaseDiagnosing and treating women who might otherwise slide under the radar is the goal of UAB Medicine’s quickly growing Women’s Heart Health Clinic, which officially opened in 2017.posted yesterday 561 viewsPreserving vision for astronautsAs NASA prepares for its journey to Mars, one UAB researcher is investigating why so many astronauts suffer from poorer vision after they return to Earth.posted today 85 viewsResearch explores lasting effects of early preventive dental care in Medicaid-enrolled childrenA UAB study shows children receiving early preventive dental care from a dentist had more frequent tooth decay-related treatment, a higher rate of visits and higher annual dental expenditures.posted yesterday 304 viewsFirst Colon on the Green event to be held at UAB on March 3March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and UAB kicks it off with an inaugural Colon on the Green event March 3.
American Cancer Society honors WalkerWalker of the UAB School of Nursing was one of six health care professionals honored by the ACS with a prestigious national award.posted 8 days ago 939 viewsUAB developing new peptide to combat a disorder that causes heart attacks at early ageSome people inherit a condition that elevates their cholesterol to an excessive degree, and no amount of diet or exercise can bring the numbers down. UAB researchers are developing and testing a new peptide that may lead to better treatment options.posted 7 days ago 2090 viewsSpecialized cancer centers play a role in survival of adolescents and young adults with acute leukemiaA UAB study shows specialized treatment sites contribute to better survival rates for those with acute leukemia.posted 12 days ago 2461 viewsNew Women’s Heart Health Clinic provides specialized careAccording to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 23 percent of women will die within one year after having a heart attack , and nearly 46 percent of women become disabled with heart failure.posted 12 days ago 4386 viewsPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation receives funding for two longstanding centersThe UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of the Southeast’s foremost providers of comprehensive rehabilitation care.posted 13 days ago 811 viewsDothan man sees improvement in quality of life after LVAD surgeryJames Ward could not walk from his office to his car without having trouble breathing until a life-changing heart pump gave him hope.posted 14 days ago 7479 viewsNew cavity treatment offers no drilling, no fillingUAB School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities between teeth a new, less painful option for treatment in a new clinical trial.posted 15 days ago 6807 viewsPeruvian native to lead top global tropical medicine training center at UABUAB names new leadership for Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine.posted 15 days ago 1339 viewsUAB first in Alabama to implement new FDA-approved PFO occluderMassoud Leesar, M.D., performed the first procedure Jan. 25, 2017, and that is good news for people who suffer strokes as a result of patent foramen ovale, or PFO.posted 19 days ago 1039 viewsThis Heart Month, know the foods that protect against cardiovascular diseaseAccording to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading global cause of death. These foods can promote cardiovascular health.posted 21 days ago 2921 viewsStandard therapy used in pediatric cardiac ICU challenged by study in NEJMUAB researchers looked at body cooling versus normal temperature control in pediatric patients who suffered cardiac arrest in the hospital to find that neither is more beneficial.posted 25 days ago 1225 viewsResearchers develop best-yet cell culture system for age-related macular degenerationChristine Curcio, Ph.D., led an international team of researchers that developed a culture system for age-related macular degeneration, the third most prevalent cause of vision loss worldwide.posted 27 days ago 2780 viewsUAB celebrates Heart Month 2017 with communityThroughout the month of February, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, and Heart and Vascular Services will raise awareness about heart disease and ways to help prevent it as part of American Heart Month with many events, including three communitywide initiatives.posted 28 days ago 1545 viewsUAB launches comprehensive interventional pulmonary programUAB has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.posted 29 days ago 1535 viewsUAB School of Nursing breaks down more barriers to health care with new $1.4 million grantExpanded partnership with Aletheia House will provide increased access to medically underserved populations in Bessemer.posted 29 days ago 2152 viewsRecord baby boom at UAB HospitalUAB’s Women and Infants Center delivered 4,400 babies in 2016.posted a while back 1103 views
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