Health & Medicine
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.
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.
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