Health & Medicine
Rachael Lee, M.D., answered questions regarding COVID-19 during a media briefing Oct. 23.

During the global pandemic, UAB may look a little different, but it continues to educate students and serve the community through its health care, research and programs.

When glaucoma and an autoimmune disorder caused severe, painful blisters in his right eye, artist Charlie Busler was in danger of losing his eyesight.
UAB’s uterus transplant program is the first program in the Southeast and fourth in the United States.
UAB’s Center for Palliative and Supportive Care will present a virtual summit on palliative care in Nov.
The UAB Medicine O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at Acton Road is expanding services to bring high-quality cancer care to others in the community.
The new community testing site will be open 4 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The partnership pairs the company's technical and operational expertise with UAB Medicine's clinical expertise as a national leader in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Project ECHO links medical professionals with an expert in a particular field in an interactive video format to boost learning and, ultimately, patient care.
A rare brain tumor caused facial paralysis for a local award-winning theater actress, but thanks to UAB doctors she is ready to get back on stage.
Physicians say it is crucial for trainees to have role models and mentors who have shared experiences.
UAB PCC celebrates its 30th anniversary commemorating decades of care, training and excellence.
In-person and virtual activities are planned in and around Birmingham for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The unit is designed to provide nursing home residents with the skilled care they need while recovering from COVID-19 in a safe environment.
A UAB professor receives a distinguished award for significant contributions to behavioral sleep medicine.
The CEAL study in Alabama will focus on awareness and barriers surrounding COVID-19 on minority populations.
Cancer centers nationwide, including the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB as a leading site, are joining together to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention and treatment.
UAB is hiring essential workers in healthcare and support services for the hospital and outpatient clinics.
Children’s eyesight may be impacted by virtual learning during COVID-19, but UAB experts share tips on how to ensure optimal eye health for kids.
There is a narrow window of opportunity for successfully treating major cardiovascular events, and patients risk serious consequences if they wait for symptoms to get worse before seeking medical attention.
UAB is one of just 100 sites in the nation to receive such an antimicrobial stewardship designation.
UAB’s Center for Addiction and Pain Prevention and Intervention will conduct research that can be developed and translated into better treatments for addiction and pain.
Black people in the United States have the highest rates of colorectal cancer of any racial or ethnic group, according to the American Cancer Society.
A UAB sports medicine physician says the NBA bubble shows that masking and social distancing strategies are working to control coronavirus.
The UAB Health System/Ascension St. Vincent’s Alliance has seen both organizations named to the third-annual NRC Health Top 100 Consumer Loyalty list, the first and only loyalty-based hospital rankings that recognize the top U.S. health care organizations for earning exceptional loyalty ratings from their patient populations.
The flu vaccine can prevent the flu entirely, or limit the severity and duration of a bout with the disease.
UAB’s same-day joint replacement surgery program is helping patients get back to doing what they love.
Betsy Pringle recently had her power wheelchair fitted with a high-tech hardware and software platform to provide stability, security and connectivity.
The STEP program will ease pediatric patients with chronic conditions into adult clinics at UAB as they outgrow pediatric settings.
Many individuals with hearing impairment, no matter the degree, use some degree of lip-reading while communicating.
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