Health & Medicine
Nursing students spend a semester helping provide basic health care to adults who are mentally or physically disabled and attend the Wylam Adult Day Health Care Center in Birmingham.
Multivitamins and mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death.
Early results for a UAB-developed viral immunotherapy to treat brain tumors in children demonstrate safety and tolerability in Phase I studies.
Researchers use i2b2 data to find out if there is a link between electronic cigarettes and illicit substance abuse.
The AGHI is one of the nation’s first statewide efforts to harness the power of genomic analysis to identify those at high risk for genetic disease.
Optometric students and faculty visited Central America for their 40th consecutive mission trip this May.
Engineering students develop umbrella for power wheelchair users to present at international conference.
Valerie Powell credits her career shift from marketing to medicine as the turning point that saved her life.
An Auburn woman who was severely burned finds pain relief from music therapy.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center joins forces with other leading cancer centers to increase vaccination rates and screenings to eliminate HPV-related cancers, starting with cervical cancer.
More than 500 patients have been visited by physicians and nurse practitioners in UAB’s House Calls program since 2014.
The app was designed with the goal of decreasing the confusion experienced by clinicians when ordering lab tests and choosing or managing a patient’s anticoagulation.
For a special group of UAB School of Dentistry graduates, becoming a dentist marks the conclusion of their journey from foreign-trained to American-certified.
Melanoma is highly capable of spreading and can be deadly rapidly if not treated.
A Division I softball player is seeking treatment for ovarian cancer in UAB’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology.
A 13-year-old girl gets to have a special training experience with UAB surgeons during robotics surgery celebration.
One-way valves that control air flow in the lungs have been shown to be effective in improving breathing for emphysema patients.
Surgeons across UAB Medicine are working together to enhance robotic surgery, cementing UAB as a national leader in the field.
UAB Hospital was one of only 439 hospitals in the nation named to the list and one of only three in Alabama.
After living with pulmonary fibrosis for 15 years, Quintarius Daniels received a life-changing lung transplant that has helped him live the life he has always wanted.
A study comparing two types of airway management in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest indicates that EMS use of a new breathing tube could save as many as 10,000 lives per year.
UAB Orthopaedics’ new sports medicine clinic features five physicians specially trained in managing sports-related injuries.
After experiencing side effects from his obesity on a meaningful vacation, one man seeks medical attention from UAB on his weight loss journey.
The body’s autonomic nervous system affects involuntary actions, such as heart beat and breathing, and UAB opens a new tool to help diagnose autonomic-related conditions.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has given the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine a $3.6 million scholarship to fund tuition for 60 primary care medical students over the course of five years.
Cardiovascular physicians at UAB are providing new services for cancer patients and survivors who develop heart complications during and after treatment.
The UAB hematology nursing staff pulled out all the stops to help a patient and her partner celebrate their love for each other while in the hospital.
Since 1968, UAB Medicine has performed more than 14,000 life-saving organ transplants.
Kidney transplant recipients used to have to come to UAB for their post-transplant appointments. But thanks to telehealth, they no longer have to travel long distances to see their doctors.
The All of Us Research Program, an effort by the NIH to build a national database for medical research, launches on May 6 at UAB and six other sites nation-wide.
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