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In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, UAB experts provide six ways to improve mental health.
While the mental health of many Americans worsened during the pandemic, a recent UAB study found the increase in depression and anxiety symptoms was greatest within Black, Hispanic and Asian communities.

Due to COVID-19 shutdowns in Shanghai, China, the global supply of intravenous contrast has decreased.

The $156.7 million, 350,000-square-foot project will replace the existing Spain Rehabilitation Center.
Learn about important terms, concepts and ways the rapidly changing landscape impacts LGBTQ health as well as research and practice, specifically in the Southeast, in a free webinar hosted by the Region IV Public Health Training Center and the UAB School of Public Health on May 10 at 11 a.m.
She works in health care at UAB and has a premature daughter born with cerebral palsy. Crystal Odom steps up as the newest member of a state advisory group for children with disabilities.
UAB women’s health experts found that prophylactic anticoagulation guidelines did not reduce risk of venous thromboembolisms but did increase the risk for bleeding complications in the general obstetric population.
With the number of Americans with dementia expected to increase dramatically, UAB’s new brain health clinics point the way to improving brain health over a lifespan.
This innovative procedure provides qualifying otology patients with a less invasive treatment option than traditional ear surgery.
Based on information out of UAB and the ADPH, the CDC issued a health alert encouraging providers presented with pediatric patients with hepatitis of an unknown origin to screen for the adenovirus-41 strain.
Many people who are immunocompromised will not fully develop the appropriate antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, but there is hope in the form of an alternative treatment.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama ranks fifth in the United States for oral cavity and pharynx cancer incidence and seventh among the states for oral cavity and pharynx cancer deaths.
Pirfenidone shows promise as treatment for acute pancreatitis in therapeutic settings, according to new study.
Units that receive the Beacon Award serve as role models for excellence in patient care.
UAB is the only site in the state of Alabama to offer the NanoKnife treatment.
Seth Wharton, 44, received a double heart-valve replacement at UAB in 1990.
The Pancreatobiliary Disease Center treats diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts with a personalized and multidisciplinary approach.
Luxturna uses a non-disease-causing virus to deliver a normal copy of the RPE65 gene to retinal cells, enabling them to make proteins capable of improving and preserving visual function.
New technologies are filling in gaps in the human genome and opening major areas for discovery. UAB researchers explain the pros and cons and how they are using long reads at UAB.
As a certified Listener Poet, Salaam Green with UAB Arts in Medicine is working with UAB professionals to create poems based on their experiences for National Poetry Month in April.
Improving your diet can help protect and maintain brain health. Learn more about best dietary practices by joining the UAB School of Public Health on April 12.
UAB has been awarded for its superior CAR-T therapy program services and leadership.
UAB-led national study shows using blood pressure medication to treat pregnant women with chronic hypertension improves pregnancy outcomes, including a decrease in severe preeclampsia and preterm birth.
UAB Medicine will provide sideline physicians, preseason and postseason player physicals, mental health services, nutritionist consultations, clinical services, an employee health database and other services.
UAB Medicine is the only health care institution in Alabama to achieve “leader” status in the most recent Healthcare Equality Index.
The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center continues to be a resource for cancer research funding.
UAB Eye Care is partnering with Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice to provide free eye care and free glasses through UAB Community Eye Care.
The $3 million Mark Foundation for Cancer Research grant was awarded to UAB to study the interplay of inflammation and clonal expansion in leukemia.
UAB primary care providers discuss screenings, immunizations, diet, exercise and other women’s health-related illnesses.
UAB patients with stage 4 cancer now have more options for treatments.
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