Health & Medicine
UAB’s Jessica Grayson, M.D., digs deeper into the mysterious phenomenon of losing your sense of smell after becoming infected with COVID-19.
Kenny Mayfield lost his sense of smell in early March. Months later, it still has not returned, a side effect of COVID-19 that he is working to regain.
Funding from the FCC supports smart technology in use at the UAB COVID respiratory clinic.
To protect the health of patients, students and staff, UAB’s School of Dentistry has acquired new technology to help with temperature scanning and aerosol filtration system.
UAB’s Department of Family and Community Medicine will launch new programs aimed at reducing the projected shortfall of 600 primary care physicians in the state by 2030.
O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is partnering with the Alabama Department of Public Health for expanded cervical cancer screening and education in 13 counties.
This strategy will allow for ramping up testing capacity tenfold for the next 20-plus days leading up to the start of school.
UAB Medicine is moving its drive-thru testing site to the UAB Hospital-Highlands parking deck effective Aug. 9.
Partnership Increases Access, Support for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Platform
Cooper Pierce was 13 years old when doctors diagnosed him with pulmonary hypertension. He had a heart and double-lung transplant at UAB Hospital. Now, he is a student at UAB and hopes his story can inspire others.
UAB scientist Jessy Deshane is one of five researchers to receive a specialized grant from NanoString Technologies, which will allow her to evaluate immune response in 3D non-small-cell lung cancer models.
A study identifying biomarkers for certain neuroendocrine cancers demonstrates a novel approach for identifying and detecting tumor drivers, giving this diagnostic-therapeutic coupled system a broad translational potential.
UAB Hospital tops the list of best hospitals in Alabama again, according to US News & World Report.  
UAB Sports Medicine becomes an official sponsor of Hoover-Vestavia Soccer.
The CARES Act funding from the Jefferson County Commission will support up to 50,000 community COVID-19 tests
A grant to the UAB stroke center will help maximize a state health department effort to better manage strokes in Alabama.
A $75,000 gift from the Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation to support cancer awareness and COVID-19 response in Alabama’s Back Belt region was given to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.
Research suggests categorizing sinus conditions by inflammatory subtypes of chronic rhinosinusitis can lead to improved delivery and effectiveness of treatment.
Three UAB doctors and professors share five ways the medical community can work to address the needs of underrepresented populations as we work to understand COVID-19.
Some of the sickest patients with COVID-19 need a ventilator to breathe. Here is what that means.
Two treatments given together before birth —  magnesium sulfate and corticosteroids — can improve outcomes in preterm children.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed telehealth to the forefront, and UAB will use FCC funding to improve access to this essential health care service.
Sometimes you just need a dog. Even a virtual one.
Delays in cancer screenings due to the coronavirus could lead to thousands of cancer deaths in the coming years. O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is vigilant in its efforts to provide uninterrupted care to patients.
The special unit for COVID-19-positive nursing home residents will help slow disease spread and provide care to this vulnerable population.
UAB's Trauma Burn intensive care unit is honored for their use of therapy dogs.
UAB’s School of Optometry has been providing eye care services to underserved populations in the Black Belt for 18 years.
In light of COVID-19, changes to protect patient and employee health have been made for UAB Medicine clinic and hospital visits.
The coronavirus pandemic caused a blood shortage in March. Nothing has changed in June, and blood supplies remain dangerously low.
The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, making it the only one in the state that holds this designation and can now provide patients access to an international network of specialized physicians.
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