The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Sylvia Aaron Endowed Support Fund for Cancer Patients during its meeting June 14, 2013. The fund will benefit patients of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center who are facing demonstrable financial hardship to help offset the cost of their treatment.
Surgery or not – UAB physician says the health care system and reimbursement model decide in treating abdominal aortic aneurysm
A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.UAB celebrates World AIDS Day 2016 and 30 years of research in the clinical trials networkThree decades of clinical trials have changed the face of HIV/AIDS.posted 3 days ago 1023 viewsUAB physician calls for better understanding, policy and treatment for opioid addictionStefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.posted 10 days ago 4843 viewsUAB case study chronicles first brain bleed tied to energy drinksUAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.posted 10 days ago 10116 viewsOsteoporosis patient advocates fight for increased DXA scan reimbursementsFollowing hip fracture increases after a reduction in reimbursement rates for DXA scans led to fewer scans, a UAB physician joined other advocates and successfully lobbied to increase DXA scan reimbursements to better identify and reduce hip fractures.posted 10 days ago 1044 viewsProstate cancer: what you need to knowSoroush Rais-Bahrami, M.D., discusses the importance of prostate cancer screening and what families should know about loved ones who have been diagnosed.posted 11 days ago 1565 viewsDavid Cooper, world renowned xenotransplantation researcher, joins UABCooper will join Joseph Tector as co-director of UAB’s Xenotransplantation Program with their research geared toward using genetically modified pigs to facilitate kidney transplants in humans.posted 17 days ago 2464 viewsUAB receives grant to better serve those with autism spectrum disorder in central AlabamaAlabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council has established regional networks throughout Alabama to centralize resources for those with autism spectrum disorder, and for their families.posted 18 days ago 6479 viewsAntibody suppresses HIV in infected individualsAntibody VRC01 proves safe for individuals infected with HIV-1 but only modestly controls the virus in participants who stop receiving antiretroviral therapy.posted 23 days ago 3765 views‘Tis the season for giving: UAB’s Gift of Sight program to see more than 400 patients this yearThe Gift of Sight program provides eye exams and eyeglasses at no cost this holiday season.posted 29 days ago 1473 viewsAlzheimer’s disease family caregivers will get telemedicine trainingA UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.posted 29 days ago 2275 viewsUAB researchers receive grant to study effects of Cialis on halogen gas-induced injury in pregnant womenUAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.posted a while back 2001 viewsLong-term oxygen treatment does not benefit some COPD patientsA new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.posted a while back 1510 viewsSports safety: avoiding mouth injuriesAccording to the CDC, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year.posted a while back 2249 viewsNew study compares different approaches for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillationUAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.posted a while back 1904 viewsHigh-tech simulators boost UAB emergency department CPR training
UAB is the first hospital in Alabama and one of the first in the nation to use sophisticated Resuscitation Quality Improvement system simulators to improve CPR skills in emergency department staff.Breast Cancer Awareness Month a time of heartache, hope for nursing student
The loss of her mother to breast cancer sparked Jennifer Bail’s desire to help others through nursing research.UAB cardiologists say new calcium supplement study is no reason to panicNew research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.posted a while back 3241 viewsCannon named Francis S. Collins scholarAshley Cannon, Ph.D., is the first individual in the UAB neurofibromatosis program to have received this significant honor.posted a while back 1534 viewsUAB turns on fastest internet among Alabama universitiesUAB has increased campus internet connection speeds 10-fold and become the first university in Alabama to achieve 100 gigabits per second, up to 10,000 times many standard home internet speeds — increasing the institution’s competitive advantage in teaching, research and health care.posted a while back 6511 views