Health & Medicine
Michelle Harris came to UAB on maximal life support, unsure if she would live after a rare multisystem autoimmune disease attacked her lungs. Now, she will go home with her eyes on upcoming prom and graduation.
A new multi-institutional study looks at the negative effects of a high-carbohydrate diet on the heart.
Springing forward with daylight saving time may increase your risk of having a heart attack if you have a history of heart disease.
UAB has joined forces with the American Cancer Society in the “80 by 18” initiative to actively promote colorectal cancer screening among its employees.
UAB launches new clinic for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare, inherited respiratory disease.
New performances have just been announced for March in the UAB Hospital North Pavilion.
Selma’s first black police chief now has new opportunities ahead thanks to a new procedure from UAB cardiologists.
One of America’s hottest careers could help fill Alabama’s health care gaps. Discover how in-demand physician assistants are training at UAB — in a program ranked among the nation’s best — to help practices serve growing numbers of patients and reach out to underserved communities in UAB Magazine.
The Sickle Cell Foundation has completed a $1 million gift to the UAB Adult Sickle Cell Clinic.
In a joint statement of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center urges parents, young adults and physicians to increase HPV vaccination rates.
UAB is among the first in the United States to offer Pelvalon’s Eclipse System, a nonsurgical therapy for women who suffer from accidental bowel leakage.

Meet a family bound not by blood or name, but by their kidneys in the world’s longest living-donor kidney transplant chain. Discover how science and human kindness come together to save lives.

Kaizen, a Web-based gaming platform developed at UAB, promotes learning through a mix of education, entertainment and competition.
UAB’s School of Nursing is training new nurses to be better equipped to help our nation’s veterans.
A 24-year journey leads one family to the UAB Undiagnosed Diseases Program for the answers they sought.
Endorsed by the ASA, UAB’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the Office of Interprofessional Simulation will now offer courses for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology.
A new pilot study led by Shannon Morrison, Ph.D., is exploring the effects of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet with adequate protein in older persons living with HIV.
Researchers at UAB look for a relationship between eye movement and the brain to find biomarkers to help diagnose and treat concussions.
North Carolina resident Jerry Phillips has known since 2001 that he would one day need a kidney transplant. Fourteen years later, his need was fulfilled by a stranger and his transplant surgery performed by a friend.
Mykiria Mitchell has a newfound smile and is looking forward to showing it off thanks to the UAB School of Dentistry.
Best of 2015A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

Best of 2015 2The UAB studies are designed to test the safety and tolerability of CBD oil in patients with intractable seizures. CBD oil, a derivative of the cannabis plant, is delivered orally as an oily liquid.
A new national study by UAB Dentistry researchers has found that most general dentists are not following root canal standard of care guidelines.
James Landis’ personal cardiologist says his 88-year-old patient’s heart went from roaring like a freight train to humming like a fine-tuned engine after procedure.
Hundreds of the top physicians in the nation practice at the UAB Health System, according to the latest edition of the Best Doctors in America®.
UAB surgeons patched mitral and tricuspid valve leaks, which eliminated Terry Maddox’s fluid retention and got her congestive heart failure to drop from a Class 4 to Class 1.
UAB Health System CEO William Ferniany, Ph.D., has been recognized on the Becker’s Hospital Review “130 Nonprofit Hospital and Health System CEOs To Know.”
Donald Rabren came in to have open-heart surgery until a surgeon discovered great risk in continuing and elected to close him up and do a different procedure three days later.
Valve-in-valve treatments are becoming more necessary as patients get older and outlive their original replacement heart valves.
The UAB Department of Music Therapy and UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine will host a lunch and learn Nov. 9.
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