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The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB celebrates 50 years of service to the state and beyond.
UAB graduate and Tuskegee University Professor David McKenzie, DVM, Ph.D., requested the supplies as part of his service as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The pipeline program is designed to help undergraduate students from Alabama and neighboring states with pre-medical education and service-learning opportunities to encourage their interest in primary care and future practice in underserved urban and rural areas.
All of the newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme patients enrolled in a Phase 1 clinical trial have exceeded both their median and expected progression-free survivals. Two patients, to date, have exceeded their expected overall survival.
The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of only 52 NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States. This grant renewal award coincides with the 50th anniversary of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, which received its first core grant and NCI designation in 1972.
A study claims vision screening in older drivers does not identify those who are likely to have collisions in the future.
Heat illness can be a serious matter, say UAB emergency physicians. Be prepared, and be safe.
As part of a study funded by Pfizer, Inc., UAB will partner with Whitfield Hospital in Demopolis and John Paul Jones Hospital in Camden to evaluate how thermography cameras can improve telemedicine visits for arthritis patients in rural Alabama.
A first-of-its-kind snakebite program at UAB aims to provide better long term treatment of venomous bites, as well as gain a better understanding of the medical consequences of snakebite.
Alabama schools, summer programs and camps can request rapid COVID-19 tests from the CDC through the UAB School of Public Health’s K-12 COVID-19 testing program.
Her leg broke at mile 16 of a marathon. Thanks to UAB Orthopaedics, she was racing again in seven months.
Ascension St. Vincent’s Chilton is now home to a tele-critical care and tele-stroke unit.
Medical professionals are calling on the World Health Assembly to pass a resolution calling for folic acid fortification in staple foods to prevent spina bifida worldwide.
UAB experts provide ways seniors can take and maintain control of their health in several areas of wellness.
Radiofrequency ablation precisely delivers heat energy that can destroy lesions within the brain that are the cause of seizures.
Clinical trials serve as the bridge between research and patient care. Learn more about clinical trials, who can participate and why they play a vital role in cancer research.
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.
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