Health & Medicine
UAB and CreakyJoints, an online, non-profit, patient support community, are launching Arthritis Power — the first patient-centered research registry for arthritis, bone and inflammatory skin conditions — to securely collect health data from tens of thousands of arthritis patients to support future research.
Increased risk of major adverse cardiac events after the later surgery persists for one year.
UAB has established the third multidisciplinary comprehensive clinic in the world for transverse myelitis, a rare spinal cord disease.
UAB has received prestigious designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center from the Joint Commission and American Heart Association.
Between-hospital variations in active treatment explain much of the difference seen in infants born at 22 to 24 weeks of gestation.
Becker’s Hospital Review has named UAB Hospital as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America.
The future for babies born with hypoplastic left-heart syndrome depends to a great extent upon additional cardiac issues that may not be fully known until after birth.
Fairhope, Alabama, resident Hayden Olds came for a second opinion, and ended up finding the best treatment route.
UAB Hospital receives 2015 Women’s Choice Award and is named one of America’s Best Breast Centers.
UAB ophthalmologists are racing to save our sight. While the number of Americans with glaucoma could double by 2050, UAB’s team of specialists and scientists is expanding knowledge about the disease. Discover how expert care, clever inventions, and engineering ingenuity could lead to early detection and new treatments in UAB Magazine.
Many Alabama communities face a growing demand for health care, but a shrinking number of providers. Discover how UAB’s School of Nursing is training nurse practitioners to help fill the void in both primary and specialty care, with tracks reflecting the field’s evolving role, in UAB Magazine.
A little more than a year since he suffered major injuries in the January 2014 snowstorm, Kelly Garner and his UAB orthopedics team were showing the world just how far he has come.
UAB’s critical care transport team flies its first patient to Birmingham on a portable heart/lung bypass machine.
UAB Hospital is first in the United States to implant new Evaheart device as part of the US Pivotal Trial to test L-VAD for patients with severe congestive heart failure.
It’s not quite House, M.D., but UAB’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program does aim to help patients solve baffling medical mysteries, including illnesses so rare that only a handful of people — or perhaps no one else — has them. The sleuthing specialists reveal how high-tech genetic science and old-fashioned listening skills help them search for answers in UAB Magazine.
This year's Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family and Child Health lecture features James W. Collins, M.D., MPH, a researcher from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
translating therapyUntil recently, physical therapy was a foreign concept in China, which has about 30,000 rehabilitation professionals for 1.3 billion people. UAB training partnerships for students and specialists are helping to change that mindset. A UAB physical therapist and two Beijing alumni describe cultural challenges they face — and promising efforts that could bring benefits of therapy to more patients — in UAB Magazine.
Women’s Choice Awards and Becker’s Hospital Review honor UAB women’s health programs as among the nation’s best.
editing the brain
Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools are allowing scientists to alter the epigenome like never before. In The Mix, UAB neuroscientist Jeremy Day, Ph.D., explains how he uses these techniques in his lab, and why they could lead to an entirely new kind of therapy.
Pediatric glaucoma is a rare, but dangerous eye disease. Learn more about this potential blinding condition and how ophthalmologists at UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital saved the vision of one young boy.
HPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.
Best of 2014 2
Injured military personnel to benefit from unique set of therapies offered at UAB.

Best of 2014 2

The first patient in the Southeast to get the RNS responsive neurostimulation seizure-control device implanted in the brain reports dramatic results at UAB.

Inside a Birmingham retirement community, UAB dental students glimpse the future. Caring for residents in the School of Dentistry’s geriatric clinic — unique in Alabama — they learn how America’s aging population will shape their careers. Discover how dental health impacts overall health, and how students embrace the challenges and joys of caring for older patients, in UAB Magazine.
Best of 2014 2ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added.
UAB has launched one of the first clinics in the nation designed to provide healthy adults with an assessment of their risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Jarred Younger’s lab seeks to develop the state’s first research and treatment center for neuroinflammatory disorders.
UAB researchers compared two sets of guidelines to ascertain if people with chronic kidney disease should take statins to reduce high cholesterol levels linked to cardiovascular disease.
One eye, two contact lenses and a veteran’s life is changed forever.
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