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As the Delta variant continues to rip through the United States, Alabama’s low vaccination rates combined with the variant’s high transmissibility rates make for a deadly combination that can be stopped, experts say — if we all do the right thing.

Pediatric infectious diseases expert discusses the Centers for Disease Control’s in-person learning guidelines for the 2021 school year.
The award recognizes innovation, leadership and partnership in tele-ICU care.
Delta variant causes rise of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the unvaccinated.
The RURAL Heart and Lung Study clinic will bring to rural communities technology that provides access to diagnostic tests that are not routinely done in rural settings. UAB researchers will examine medical, lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute to higher health concerns in residents of Dallas and Wilcox counties.
The NIH’s Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities extends research grant to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.
UAB Hospital tops the list of best hospitals in Alabama again, according to U.S. News & World Report.
A year ago, Delrico Gibson could not use his hands. Now he can make art again and thanked the therapists who helped him recover with works of abstract symmetric string art made especially for them.
The UAB Supportive Care Clinic recently moved to its newest location in the Kirklin Clinic, with new telehealth, counseling and therapy rooms, and a collection of local art.

Hamm was on ECMO for 147 days, a remarkably long time.

Rural patients now have a telemedicine option as UAB Eye Care expands its services for people with low vision.
Parent and UAB pediatrician Candice Dye, M.D., provides tips that can make the difference in saving a child’s life during hot summer months.
Experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham encourage everyone to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of the Delta variant, which is believed to be much more contagious and more harmful than original strains.

Many Americans say they want to “make sure the shot is safe” before getting vaccinated. That data is already in, and it is overwhelming. 

Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez was pinned under an oak tree that fell on his house during a tornado in January 2021, requiring a rare, in-the-field amputation. After being fitted for a prosthetic leg, he is now able to take his first steps in nearly five months.
Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D., has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study epigenetic contribution to the excess risk of a precursor of multiple myeloma in African Americans.
Thomas Buford, Ph.D., will serve a four-year term on the NIH’s Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
Ten UAB experts, with specialties ranging from public health to infectious diseases, to pediatrics, will serve as investigators for the new Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control.
The genetic counseling field has become an important component of medicine in the past decade. Alabama law now mandates all genetic counselors practicing in the state be licensed by fall of 2021.
Hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 continue to decrease because of vaccinations, but we still need more people vaccinated.
The location offers adult and pediatric optometry and ophthalmology services, and delivers the same vision care that Callahan Eye Hospital has provided on the UAB campus for the past 50 years.
Immunity levels are keeping state case levels manageable for now, but the current vaccination rate will not end COVID and likely will lead to continued outbreaks.
For the fourth time, UAB Medicine is recognized for excellence in equity and diversity by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
As a fellow, Stephen Russell, M.D., professor with the UAB Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, will design and pilot a new UAB program using art works from artists of color to teach medical students about diversity and clinical insights.

Hispanic members of the community are invited to Salud hoy para Mañana Health, a health fair hosted by Cooper Green Mercy Health Services.

Did you know that you can have cataracts as young as 40 years of age but not actually experience vision problems until much later?

The first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in almost 20 years seems to reduce the amount of amyloid peptide in the brain, which may slow the progression of the disease.

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, O’Neal Cancer Center patient Charlotte Patterson reflects on her own cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms of heart valve disease often go undetected or dismissed as a normal part of aging. Patient Karen Hay was unaware and says the procedure at UAB to repair the valve saved her life. 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. UAB physicians offer tips for how to maintain a healthy mind and body.
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