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In a span of 30 days, UAB has completed 8,000 tests, including for patients, community and staff.
Patients with medical emergencies should not avoid emergency departments due to COVID-19 fears.
Nurses are using remote technology to support first-time mothers and their babies during the coronavirus pandemic.
UAB has opened a new clinic for UAB Medicine patients who have tested positive for COVID-19.
While many aspects of personal protection equipment are limited in supply, the need to decontaminate N95 respirators for re-use is a vital strategy to stretch supplies and protect health care workers and patients for a longer period of time.
While hesitant to embrace the “health care heroes” title, UAB Hospital nurses are overcoming COVID-19 care obstacles to best treat their patients.
Patients must call 205-975-1881 first and be screened by a provider who will then schedule an appointment time for testing — if the caller has a positive screen for COVID-19 symptoms.
UAB is accepting specific PPE donations in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Emotional intelligence is the top trait of effective leaders. UAB leadership expert Jean Ann Larson, Ed.D., explains how to take control, whether you are managing colleagues or your kids' fears.
Social distancing can be tough. A UAB clinical psychologist has some pointers for good mental health.

The nation’s blood supply will be in jeopardy as long as normal donation patterns are disrupted by coronavirus concerns.

America is facing an extreme blood shortage, and UAB, along with national authorities, are urging people who are healthy to give blood.

The site is the first joint partnership the Jefferson County Department of Health hopes to engage in with area hospitals, labs, clinics and providers in the coming weeks.

To stop a pandemic from growing, everyone must work together to “flatten the curve.”
A looming shortage threatens the nation’s blood supply as donations drop.
In a talk at UAB on March 6, the NIH director shared his thoughts on exceptional opportunities for science and young scientists — and highlighted several exciting UAB projects.

The Proton International at University of Alabama at Birmingham facility treated its first patient with proton therapy. 

UAB is considering using telehealth through three approaches to help care for patients both in Birmingham and around the state.
Colorectal cancer screening among UAB employees enrolled in a medical plan increased from 54 percent in 2014 to 68 percent in 2019.

There are plenty of other potential suspects when it comes to chest pain.

Ten years after moving into a world-class facility, UAB’s women’s health services are helping more women than ever.
One woman’s mysterious illness left her searching for answers, and all it took was having someone listen.
A new clinic designed to help treat patients with opioid use disorder has opened at UAB.
The gift will fund future research, help recruit and retain top scientists, and create an endowed professorship.
Joining the Erdheim-Chester Disease Care Center Network has made UAB one of the 33 centers that can treat ECD.
UAB chief trauma surgeon Jeff Kerby will consult with the Alabama Department of Public Health on ways to improve the state’s trauma system.

These are some of the tips and tricks that could help you avoid the flu.

“Broken heart syndrome” is a common name for stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

This year’s symposium will focus on the application of informatics in rare disease research.
UAB pilot telemedicine program to improve early detection and treatment of lung cancer in Bibb County.
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