Health & Medicine
An O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist presents at a major oncology meeting about a novel artificial intelligence software tool to assist evaluating tumor response in advanced cancers.
Trauma centers are not as busy as usual, but injuries from falls and acts of violence are rising.
As part of glaucoma care, patients need intraocular pressure — the pressure inside of the eye — tested in order to prevent glaucoma from worsening. Testing lasts roughly 10 minutes.
Visiting the pool or lake is synonymous with summer fun, but is it safe in a pandemic?
To keep your commute safe, practice key hygiene and social distancing, as shared by a UAB Infectious Diseases professor.
A UAB doctor who lives in Zambia has raised thousands of dollars to create and distribute more than 16,000 face shields to health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Epidemiologists answer questions about what reopening the state means, the impact it may have on people in urban and rural areas, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
UAB is part of several trials testing infusion of antibodies from people who have beaten COVID-19 to help those dealing with infection or at risk for infection. Donors are needed.
Antibody tests are not used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection. They look for evidence in a patient’s bloodstream that the person has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past.
Continue to use extreme caution in regard to COVID-19.
A program inspired by a doctor who lost her father during the coronavirus pandemic is now being used to help patients who cannot be with loved ones in the hospital.
Community partners hope to test 20 patients a day initially and ramp up to between 50-100.
UAB researchers say lack of financial resources and health insurance, as well as living in the South, are keys to disparities in epilepsy care.
Ashita Tolwani, a nephrologist at UAB, explains how COVID-19 is impacting patients and putting a strain on the availability of dialysis supplies.
As traditional clinic visits are changing due to COVID-19, UAB Eye Care is offering telehealth eye care as an option for patients.
In a span of 30 days, UAB has completed 8,000 tests, including for patients, community and staff.
Patients with medical emergencies should not avoid emergency departments due to COVID-19 fears.
Nurses are using remote technology to support first-time mothers and their babies during the coronavirus pandemic.
UAB has opened a new clinic for UAB Medicine patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
While many aspects of personal protection equipment are limited in supply, the need to decontaminate N95 respirators for re-use is a vital strategy to stretch supplies and protect health care workers and patients for a longer period of time.
While hesitant to embrace the “health care heroes” title, UAB Hospital nurses are overcoming COVID-19 care obstacles to best treat their patients.
Patients must call 205-975-1881 first and be screened by a provider who will then schedule an appointment time for testing — if the caller has a positive screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
UAB is accepting specific PPE donations in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Emotional intelligence is the top trait of effective leaders. UAB leadership expert Jean Ann Larson, Ed.D., explains how to take control, whether you are managing colleagues or your kids' fears.
Social distancing can be tough. A UAB clinical psychologist has some pointers for good mental health.

The nation’s blood supply will be in jeopardy as long as normal donation patterns are disrupted by coronavirus concerns.

America is facing an extreme blood shortage, and UAB, along with national authorities, are urging people who are healthy to give blood.

The site is the first joint partnership the Jefferson County Department of Health hopes to engage in with area hospitals, labs, clinics and providers in the coming weeks.

To stop a pandemic from growing, everyone must work together to “flatten the curve.”
A looming shortage threatens the nation’s blood supply as donations drop.
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