Health & Medicine
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.
Thanks to the discovery of a rare genetic condition and the skill of UAB surgeons, Brad Martin now has a better future.

Constraint-Induced Therapy, developed as a rehabilitation technique following stroke, appears beneficial for patients with multiple sclerosis, according to new findings from UAB.

UAB’s School of Dentistry makes a big leap in national state-by-state rankings in a study regarding oral health outcomes for seniors.
Megan Gagliardi is thankful to have a physical reminder of her heart transplant to reflect on each day. “I love my scar, and I love showing people what I’ve been through. It’s a huge part of me.”
Both dogs and people get brain tumors, and UAB researchers are studying a therapy developed for humans that might also work on dogs.
A UAB professor wrote guidelines for nutrition therapy for HIV-positive patients.
Music therapists recorded Steven Eaise’s heartbeat while he was a patient at the Center for Palliative and Supportive Care, then incorporated it into a song they recorded.
UAB will establish a medical office building to house primary care and other medical specialties in the Stadium Trace Village development along I-459 in Hoover.
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Rotary Clubs of Birmingham and Colombo lead the way in eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem in Sri Lanka.
In 2018, there will be more than 650,000 new cases of oral, head and neck cancers diagnosed worldwide, but early screening and diagnosis can more than double a patient’s chances of survival.
A Dothan man is back on the hiking trail following a rare soft tissue tumor treated by UAB’s “Sarcoma King.”
When a couple decided to get married in their newborn daughter’s RNICU room, the UAB community came together to pull off their wedding.
Students who participated in UAB Solution Studios™ will present their inventions and showcase their products’ greater market potential to local business leaders.
UAB researchers found that, from 2012-2014, Medicare was the primary payer for more than 90 percent of TAVR procedures.
Researchers will discuss how to age with a high quality of life during the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging 2018 Symposium on April 26.
A study led by UAB professor Paul Muntner, Ph.D., looks at the impact of the new hypertension guideline set by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
A bill authorizing the UAB Health System to set up a resource center to assist rural, public hospitals facing economic pressures has been passed by the Alabama legislature.
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.
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