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“I chose to go to UAB because I felt like it was on the frontier of health care with a program like this.”

A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

Three decades of clinical trials have changed the face of HIV/AIDS.
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
UAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.
A UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.
UAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.
A new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
UAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.

The loss of her mother to breast cancer sparked Jennifer Bail’s desire to help others through nursing research. 

New research says calcium supplements may not be heart-healthy, but UAB cardiologists are saying there is no reason to panic.
UAB researchers want to introduce Alabama cancer survivors to a new kind of therapy — gardening.
A fight with breast cancer has brought Odenville Elementary teachers Meg Lowry and Michelle Simmons closer as they learn the disease is “not your grandmother’s story anymore.”
School of Nursing graduate student Allison Strider will receive $20,000 over the course of two years.
UAB Hospital has received a 2016 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
Almost 100 people have signed up for the annual Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s Yvonne Akins, a mentor and friend to many at UAB for 42 years.
A UAB crowdfunded study of Narcan to reverse heroin overdoses has funded 350 naloxone kits and reversed nine overdoses.

A UAB nurse is working to expand the Hospital Elder Life Program as the focus of her fellowship with the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy. 

Complications of diabetes can lead to blindness, yet only 29.9 percent of diabetic patients studied adhered to recommendations to have an eye examination. 

J. Crawford Downs, Ph.D., will research a new wireless system to measure and control fluid pressure around the optic nerve. 

UAB Hospital was honored with a Gift of Life award for educational efforts provided to patients, families and the community and for donor family recognition by the AOC.

Adam Beck, M.D., has been named director of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at UAB.

With 12 associates, the UAB Health System Cancer Community Network integrates patients, collaboration and community to change the way cancer care is delivered in the region. 

UAB doctors say new research is showing that patients who suffer from isolated mitral valve regurgitation may need surgery before symptoms appear. 

Sowing the Seeds of Health, a longstanding educational program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, helps to reduce breast and cervical cancer among Latina women. 

Sedentary behavior — even among physically active people — may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and more. 

Broad telehealth accessibility in Alabama would provide unprecedented access to care in rural areas by eliminating the geographic divide and improving the quality of life for those with chronic and rare diseases. 

UAB’s Lindsay Rhodes, M.D., will study telemedicine as a potential strategy to improve eye disease detection and management. 

The UAB Health System is again lauded among the most technology-driven hospitals in the nation with inclusion in the “Most Wired for 2016” list.
UAB Hospital remains at top in Birmingham and Alabama, and rises in several specialty rankings in 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report.
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