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Experts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham encourage everyone to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of the Delta variant, which is believed to be much more contagious and more harmful than original strains.

Many Americans say they want to “make sure the shot is safe” before getting vaccinated. That data is already in, and it is overwhelming. 

Arnoldo Vasquez Hernandez was pinned under an oak tree that fell on his house during a tornado in January 2021, requiring a rare, in-the-field amputation. After being fitted for a prosthetic leg, he is now able to take his first steps in nearly five months.
Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D., has received a $3.1 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study epigenetic contribution to the excess risk of a precursor of multiple myeloma in African Americans.
Thomas Buford, Ph.D., will serve a four-year term on the NIH’s Aging Systems and Geriatrics Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.
Ten UAB experts, with specialties ranging from public health to infectious diseases, to pediatrics, will serve as investigators for the new Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control.
The genetic counseling field has become an important component of medicine in the past decade. Alabama law now mandates all genetic counselors practicing in the state be licensed by fall of 2021.
Hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 continue to decrease because of vaccinations, but we still need more people vaccinated.
The location offers adult and pediatric optometry and ophthalmology services, and delivers the same vision care that Callahan Eye Hospital has provided on the UAB campus for the past 50 years.
Immunity levels are keeping state case levels manageable for now, but the current vaccination rate will not end COVID and likely will lead to continued outbreaks.
For the fourth time, UAB Medicine is recognized for excellence in equity and diversity by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
As a fellow, Stephen Russell, M.D., professor with the UAB Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, will design and pilot a new UAB program using art works from artists of color to teach medical students about diversity and clinical insights.

Hispanic members of the community are invited to Salud hoy para Mañana Health, a health fair hosted by Cooper Green Mercy Health Services.

Did you know that you can have cataracts as young as 40 years of age but not actually experience vision problems until much later?

The first new medication for Alzheimer’s disease in almost 20 years seems to reduce the amount of amyloid peptide in the brain, which may slow the progression of the disease.

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, O’Neal Cancer Center patient Charlotte Patterson reflects on her own cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Symptoms of heart valve disease often go undetected or dismissed as a normal part of aging. Patient Karen Hay was unaware and says the procedure at UAB to repair the valve saved her life. 

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. UAB physicians offer tips for how to maintain a healthy mind and body.
Patients of Cahaba Medical Care Federally Qualified Health Clinics, in the towns of Marion, Centreville and Maplesville, Alabama, can receive vision screening and testing for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases.
Vaginal infections are extremely common in women. This new clinic will provide accurate screening and diagnosis of these infections and offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing as well as treatments.
Clinical experience during COVID-19 showed that a combination of sports medicine and pediatric cardiology would be helpful for young athletes.
The nine sessions of the lunch-and-learn will cover a host of issues from loss of smell to brain fog.
The new gaming system uses commercially available technology which helps to reduce costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted delivery of key health services for children and adolescents, including HPV vaccination for cancer prevention.

UAB’s Comprehensive Addiction in Pregnancy Program is honored through the “Peony Project” exhibition displayed at Beverly McNeil Gallery.

Final results of the UAB-led national study on high blood pressure confirm a target goal of less than 120 mm Hg reduces adverse events.

The number of patients seen at the UAB trauma center continues to rise, requiring increased investment in people and resources to provide treatment.
The Journal of Pakistan Medical Association reported in 2016 that 69.6 percent of registered medical doctors were male.
UAB School of Public Health hosts Harvard expert for talk on new health care policy changes for geriatric patients.
UAB’s Sarah Nafziger, M.D., encourages those who have not received their COVID-19 vaccination to get it now before UAB’s sites close.
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