Health & Medicine
Eleven new members will join the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center advisory board for 2011-12.

The third annual Run for the Health of It will be held Oct. 30.

National honor recognizes UAB nurses as among the best in the nation.

UAB will offer two programs to help smokers quit in November.

Annual minority health awards jump start research for junior faculty.
Carb counting and insulin pumps help diabetic kids sample Halloween’s sweet indulgences.
Is the increasing frequency of nursing homes purchased by private equity firms without a health care background leading to a decline in care?

Chefs team up with the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to help cancer patients whose sense of taste is being affected by treatments.

UAB antiviral researchers say six months of oral medication better treats the herpes simplex virus in newborns.

UAB experts in pediatrics and child psychology say fall sports aren’t just for getting another trophy for your child.

A large national trial showed the over-the-counter herbal product did not work better than placebo.

Newly named condition, “isolated diastolic hypotension,” can be difficult to treat while increasing risk of death.

A year after the White House unveiled its fight against the disease, five regional dialogues are being held to monitor implementation.

UAB’s Diabetes Bridge Clinic helps patients keep symptoms under control during the vulnerable period as they go from hospital to home.

UAB researchers have published a paper showing a link between micro-organisms and a type of kidney disease.
About 147,000 UnitedHealthcare customers in Alabama will have access to UAB physicians, facilities.
Local fundraising efforts will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Be immunized against the flu every year to protect yourself and those around you.

A drug already on the market for Crohn’s disease might help slow the growth of gliomas, the brain cancer that killed Sen. Ted Kennedy in 2008.

UAB hosts a major blood drive the week of Sept. 12-17, to boost blood supplies weakened by earthquakes, hurricanes and flooding.

UAB medical professionals who were in New York on 9-11 when the World Trade Center was attacked remember that day, and the lessons learned.

A UAB researcher suspects room temperatures contribute to flawed results on weight-loss drugs tested in animals.

UAB and its partners in the Resuscitation Consortium release findings on two studies of CPR techniques for first responders in cardiac arrest cases.

UAB Hospital’s NICU uses a new, non-invasive system that can identify preterm babies who are at-risk for deadly infection.
Effort and expense of implementing federally mandated measures to reduce surgical-site infections needs to be re-evaluated, study suggests.

An antibiotic can help reduce acute COPD attacks and improve quality of life, a new study shows.

More than three million teeth are knocked out in youth sports each year but some can be prevented or successfully treated.

Most kids go to the doctor for a general checkup before school starts but it’s important to remember teeth need a checkup, too.

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