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Bianca and Kelvin Ume have been pulling double duty throughout the pandemic: working as contact tracers while juggling full-time jobs, Bianca as a UAB medical and MBA student and Kelvin as an ICU nurse.

Collaborative care, reforming payment models, incentivizing primary care and utilizing the digital tools can positively change the landscape of American health care. 

UAB Hospital practice areas were honored with the “Best Hospital” designation, including patient experience, bariatric surgery, obstetrics, minimally invasive surgery, stroke care, cancer care, breast care and women’s services.

Northwest Regional joins a growing number of other Alabama hospitals as part of the UAB Health System.
A UAB researcher will serve on the advisory committee to promote women’s and minority health, and other gender-related health disparities.
Diane Bishop creates care packages for other aortic patients to equip them with the supplies they need to take control of their health.
The UAB Advanced Limb Preservation Program represents a multidisciplinary collaboration involving numerous fields of study, including vascular surgery, podiatry and wound care. This team focuses on lower extremity limb preservation, diabetic foot care and complex wound management.

UAB’s Know Overdose Initiative seeks to educate, identify and prescribe Naloxone for individuals who have been identified as high risk for overdose.

UAB neonatologist aims to support literacy from birth through his new Baby Bookworms book and reading program study. 

Pregnant women will receive a 4D ultrasound, clinical evaluation and personalized physical activity plan through the new Exercise in Pregnancy Clinic.
Join UAB Arts in Medicine for a virtual seminar and hear about communities’ shared experiences, hopes, prayers, wishes and dreams.
UAB Hospital has climbed three spots to break into the top ten among the largest hospitals in the nation.
Thyroid nodules are not usually cancerous, but can cause pain and discomfort, as well as thyroid complications.

This funding supports local breast cancer research projects across Alabama. 

UAB’s Family Clinic is encouraging people to find out their HIV status through its free self-testing kits.
A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is devastating. But with the help of UAB, Steve Young is now cancer-free.
Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that accounts for approximately 100,000 deaths annually in the United States. PERT was established to ensure UAB patients receive the best possible care for their specific situation.
Meet Debbie Morrow, the founder of the group Loving the Preemies, a group that crochets holiday-themed outfits each year for babies in UAB’s RNICU.
After 39 days on a ventilator and 79 days in the hospital, UAB patient continues to encourage and influence others to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Erin DeLaney is now treating the third generation of the Scogin family as she built trust and mutual respect — somethingthat is critical to providing quality health care.

The scorecard compared UAB Medicine to other academic medical centers nationwide.

Medical West Hospital Authority, an affiliate of UAB Health System, broke ground on its replacement facility on Wednesday, November 17.

More than 88 million Americans have prediabetes, but the good news is that this condition can be reversed with just a few simple steps. 

UAB is one of only six centers in the world with this technology, which enables 3D device visualization using light to guide navigation of wires and catheters through blood vessels.

The infusion therapy can help shrink tumors that are otherwise inoperable.

New techniques and understanding of hip disorders are leading to new ways to prevent or treat hip deterioration.
Appointments are encouraged and can be made by visiting or calling 205-975-1881 for assistance.
Guinness World Records officially named Curtis Means, born at 21 weeks and one day at UAB Hospital, the most premature infant to survive.
UAB Medicine and Children’s of Alabama receive national rare diseases designation.
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