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Preserving brain health in an aging population is a growing concern in the United States. An estimated one in five Americans 65 years and older has mild cognitive impairment, and one in seven has dementia.
Proton International at UAB reached significant milestones in its first year. More than 5,000 treatments have been performed, with most patients getting 30-35 treatments. Some 142 patients have completed therapy.
Gift from the Altec / Styslinger Foundation acted as catalyst for the Altec / Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building, which is set to have worldwide impact.
American Cancer Society Emergency Lodging grants focus on addressing unmet lodging needs of cancer patients, particularly vulnerable populations experiencing an unequal burden of cancer.
Children from 20 area schools are sending staff at UAB Hospital “Valentines for Health Care Heroes” with handmade cards, cookies and popcorn on Sunday, Feb. 14.
The UAB Sports Medicine Clinic partners with professional, amateur and school athletic programs to provide medical care to players.
A new interactive dashboard from UAB and PathCheck Foundation will enable users to see the quantity and location of vaccines distributed across the country and world in real time.
“These vaccines are our way out of the epidemic, and we want to do all we can to help get Alabama out of this as quickly as possible,” said Sarah Nafziger, M.D.
The network offers a playbook — a step-by-step guide to setting up and managing a vaccination site.
School of Medicine leadership recalls the struggles of the Black/African American community and the promise of the future in Black History Month
For women who are pregnant, lactating or trying to become pregnant, deciding whether to take the COVID vaccine when eligible can be a tough decision. UAB experts offer guidance.
Diethelm was chair of the UAB Department of Surgery, and built the UAB transplant program.
The starter online wellness program offers patients the opportunity to work with a health coach to assist them in improving and self-managing their health from home.
UAB experts share how the COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccine works and debunk some common vaccine myths.
A UAB School of Nursing student who is volunteering to help with the COVID-19 fight was able to administer the vaccine to her mother.
AGHI published data on 176 rare-disease participants and 5,369 participants, showcasing how genetic analysis can help provide important medical information.
The new location offers a wide range of comprehensive and specialty eye services to patients in and around the city of Trussville.
This large study of high-volume emergency departments showed that health care workers had a low rate of infection, but that some were unaware of an undiagnosed infection.
UAB Hospital practice areas honored with the “Best Hospital” designation include obstetrics, orthopedics, heart care, stroke care, cancer care and breast care.
This specialized office at the O’Neal Cancer Center marks its silver anniversary with renewed commitment to reaching the medically underserved and tackling cancer health disparities in the state and surrounding areas.
The largest HIV health care unit in Alabama and one of the country’s preeminent HIV clinics has relocated to state-of-the-art space in Birmingham’s Lakeview district.
Emergency departments are crowded, and patients might want to consider alternative care options such as urgent care centers.
Learn the COVID-19 clinical terminology alongside what it means in the context of the beginning stages of vaccine distribution.
Testing will remain in the same location, but will only last from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sunday through Friday.
The orthopaedic urgent care clinic should help reduce crowding in the emergency department and speed up visits to the hospital.
Undergraduate students will serve as patient care technicians, and graduate students and faculty will be part of patient care teams.

The initial COVID surge during the summer months stressed our healthcare system, but the drastic increase in confirmed COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths over the last few weeks is significantly more concerning.

On December 15, UAB received 10,725 COVID-19 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
During the global pandemic, UAB may look a little different, but it continues to educate students and serve the community through its health care, research and programs.
LITT surgery, using heat generated by a laser, offers less side effects and a shorter hospital stay compared to traditional epilepsy surgery.
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