Health & Medicine
UAB researchers looked at body cooling versus normal temperature control in pediatric patients who suffered cardiac arrest in the hospital to find that neither is more beneficial.
Christine Curcio, Ph.D., led an international team of researchers that developed a culture system for age-related macular degeneration, the third most prevalent cause of vision loss worldwide.
UAB has created the only comprehensive interventional pulmonary medicine program in Alabama to better diagnose and treat lung and chest diseases.
Expanded partnership with Aletheia House will provide increased access to medically underserved populations in Bessemer.
UAB’s Women and Infants Center delivered 4,400 babies in 2016.
UAB’s innovative Patient Care Connect Program utilizes lay navigation and provides a cost-effective new model for cancer care delivery.
UAB surgeons performed 385 transplants in 2016, and more than 33,600 transplants were performed nationwide.
UAB-led Research to appear in American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that linking electronic health records with social determinants of health and environmental measures could help researchers understand the causes of obesity and chronic disease and suggest strategies for addressing the disparities in these conditions.
ERAS, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, is making a big difference for UAB surgical patients.
The UAB study, an updated meta-analysis of the use of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators for non-ischemic cardiomyopathy, provides further support to the current American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines and challenges the recently published DANISH trial.
For the first time in humans, it has been reported that eating early in the day lessens daily swings in hunger and changes the 24-hour pattern of fat oxidation and energy metabolism, which may aid in weight loss.
The clinical lab in Spain Tower analyzes up to 5,000 tubes of blood each night, providing vital data for caregivers and patients in the nation’s third-largest public hospital.
A meeting for advice on a business matter turned into “a moment of divine intervention,” leading one Birmingham man to become a living donor.
Divyank Saini is one of 17 employees who interpret lab samples to determine whether living- and deceased-donor transplants are possible. Now he is a donor in the world’s longest kidney transplant chain.
UAB will create a labyrinth on the floor of the Holmes Pavilion to promote wellness and healing for patients, family and staff.
The UAB Cancer Center presents a program to help patients, survivors and caregivers find peace through creative art.
Contrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.
Mississippi man transplanted at UAB is among the first HIV-positive to HIV-positive transplant recipient in the United States since implementation of the HOPE Act.
“I chose to go to UAB because I felt like it was on the frontier of health care with a program like this.”

A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is the 15th leading cause of death in the country, and the 10th leading cause of death in men older than 55.

Three decades of clinical trials have changed the face of HIV/AIDS.
Stefan Kertesz, M.D., says a better understanding of what caused and what sustains the opioid epidemic is needed among policymakers and physicians to best serve patients and address the crisis.
UAB neurologists have reported the first case study of a patient with a brain bleed linked to consumption of an energy drink.
A UAB study will test whether training to modify care-resistant behavior can improve quality of life for family caregivers of dementia patients.
UAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.
A new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
UAB doctors say stroke prevention treatments are not one-size-fits-all, and treatment options can be individualized using this hierarchical ranking.

The loss of her mother to breast cancer sparked Jennifer Bail’s desire to help others through nursing research. 

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