Health & Medicine
Headlines and statistics paint a grim picture of opioid abuse. But there is hope, says Anna Alford, a social work major who speaks openly about her journey of recovery to encourage others. Meet her and other UAB faculty, staff and students exploring the complex crisis and finding answers that could save lives.
Many cancers are curable if they are detected early, and UAB researchers are exploring ways to use cancer gene discoveries to develop screening tests to improve cancer survival.
Researchers will train community health workers to promote tobacco cessation among young African-American men in rural Alabama with the support of UAB experts through telehealth.
A study regarding health risks in colorectal cancer patients may help develop personalized therapeutic options for patients with pre-existing morbidities.
The Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic will be testing the efficacy of a vaccine that could help combat a rare strain of avian influenza.
A business officer in the UAB Dept. of Neurosurgery becomes a patient when co-workers diagnose a blood clot in his brain.
A published UAB perspective suggests interventions that could help avoid sexual transmission of HIV without condoms.
A jaw reconstruction surgery completed in the School of Dentistry has impacted the life of a professor in UAB Theatre.
A UAB rheumatologist serves as the lead author on the American College of Rheumatology white paper.
UAB's program prepares health care professionals to provide the complicated care that those dealing with drug addiction require.
The Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research awarded the UAB Cancer Center with $150,000 to accelerate prostate cancer research projects.
UAB nephrologists are raising awareness about kidney disease, the eighth leading cause of death for women, on World Kidney Day.
This new affiliation will give UAB and community physicians increased opportunities for collaboration regarding quality patient care.
More men are scheduling vasectomies around popular sporting events that coincide with their recovery.
UAB Medicine recently established a colorectal oncology clinic to provide a hassle-free experience for diagnosis and treatment.
UAB investigators look at a gene therapy technique that helps cells take out the trash.
Lactation consultants help new mothers navigate the intricacies of breastfeeding, both at birth and postpartum.
After providing UAB's School of Medicine with HIV-positive deceased donor transplant protocols, UAB aims to return the favor to Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa by providing paired exchange transplant training
Much like other muscles, when the heart works during the normal daytime hours, it needs a period of rest to repair itself.
John Paul Jones Hospital, a health care facility in Camden, Alabama, for 60 years, joins the UAB Health System.
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