Health & Medicine
Sometimes you just need a dog. Even a virtual one.
Delays in cancer screenings due to the coronavirus could lead to thousands of cancer deaths in the coming years. O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB is vigilant in its efforts to provide uninterrupted care to patients.
The special unit for COVID-19-positive nursing home residents will help slow disease spread and provide care to this vulnerable population.
UAB's Trauma Burn intensive care unit is honored for their use of therapy dogs.
UAB’s School of Optometry has been providing eye care services to underserved populations in the Black Belt for 18 years.
In light of COVID-19, changes to protect patient and employee health have been made for UAB Medicine clinic and hospital visits.
The coronavirus pandemic caused a blood shortage in March. Nothing has changed in June, and blood supplies remain dangerously low.
The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, making it the only one in the state that holds this designation and can now provide patients access to an international network of specialized physicians.
UAB continues to pave the way for developing personal protective equipment during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
A UAB patient beat COVID-19 and recalls his experience with the virus and enrolling in a clinical trial.
Jock Allen, a 28-year-old from Jasper, Alabama, has captured the spirits of many across Alabama and beyond since he was admitted to UAB Hospital last month.
Work by UAB’s precision medicine experts finds a prostate cancer drug that might be useful in fighting COVID-19.
Patrick and Myra Perault have struggled with sleep apnea most of their lives, but thanks to UAB doctors, restless nights are now a thing of the past.
In light of COVID-19, UAB’s Women & Infants Center has made key enhancements to the patient experience to protect all who seek care.
An O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist presents at a major oncology meeting about a novel artificial intelligence software tool to assist evaluating tumor response in advanced cancers.
Trauma centers are not as busy as usual, but injuries from falls and acts of violence are rising.
As part of glaucoma care, patients need intraocular pressure — the pressure inside of the eye — tested in order to prevent glaucoma from worsening. Testing lasts roughly 10 minutes.
Visiting the pool or lake is synonymous with summer fun, but is it safe in a pandemic?
To keep your commute safe, practice key hygiene and social distancing, as shared by a UAB Infectious Diseases professor.
A UAB doctor who lives in Zambia has raised thousands of dollars to create and distribute more than 16,000 face shields to health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Epidemiologists answer questions about what reopening the state means, the impact it may have on people in urban and rural areas, and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
UAB is part of several trials testing infusion of antibodies from people who have beaten COVID-19 to help those dealing with infection or at risk for infection. Donors are needed.
Antibody tests are not used to diagnose a current COVID-19 infection. They look for evidence in a patient’s bloodstream that the person has been exposed to COVID-19 in the past.
Continue to use extreme caution in regard to COVID-19.
A program inspired by a doctor who lost her father during the coronavirus pandemic is now being used to help patients who cannot be with loved ones in the hospital.
Community partners hope to test 20 patients a day initially and ramp up to between 50-100.
UAB researchers say lack of financial resources and health insurance, as well as living in the South, are keys to disparities in epilepsy care.
Ashita Tolwani, a nephrologist at UAB, explains how COVID-19 is impacting patients and putting a strain on the availability of dialysis supplies.
As traditional clinic visits are changing due to COVID-19, UAB Eye Care is offering telehealth eye care as an option for patients.
In a span of 30 days, UAB has completed 8,000 tests, including for patients, community and staff.
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